No compromise on wine

When it comes to wines don’t compromise. As life is too short to drink bad wine. And the best way to find good wines is by exploring.

Some suggestions on how to develop taste for good wines

  • Experiment with new varieties
  • Plan to go out for wine tasting event
  • Reading about wines especially about flavours and food pairing
  • Know about wine competitions happening and which wines are highly rated
  • Read blogs of wine critics – it will provide you with an expert view point on wines
  • Visiting wineries in your region – Attending wine tasting at cellar doors


Going out of the way can be sometimes rewarding!


Possible Wine Trends Australia

Here’s a sneak peek into future trends that Australian wine market might witness. The list includes wine in a can to Aussies trying some lesser know wine regions . So get ready to know what future Australian wine market might hold for all the winelovers!


Infographic - Australian-Wine-Trends

To try wine from the can, use the link : Barokes Wines


Fun Facts on Australian Wine

Do you know that Australia has 2400 wineries across 6 states or some of oldest vineyards dating back to 1850’s are present in Australia? Or that McLaren Vale is known for its aromatic Shiraz? You would also be amazed to know that there are 155 unique grape varieties in Australia… This video lists some of fun facts of Australian wine! So grab a glass of wine and make yourself comfortable…

Wine blending explained!

Mixing of two wine grape varieties together to form a new wine is what makes a wine blend.

The question arises why to blend wine? There can be plenty of reasons – enhancing aromas, giving flavours, adjust sweetness, increase or decrease the tannin levels, or vary the alcohol content in the wine.

The difference between single varietal wines(made up of single grape variety) and blends is that single varietal wines tend to be more specific in flavours whereas the blends tend to be more rounded and complex.

Blending can differ in accordance to time it is done –

  • In Field blending, the grapes varieties that need to be blended are grown, harvested, fermented as well as bottled together.
  • Another type of blending is to co-ferment the grapes together.
  • There is a third kind of blending which is performed once the fermentation process is completed.

World Famous Blends

One of the most famous blends is from Bordeaux, France. The base grape variety used in this blend is Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot along with Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec (comparatively less in percentage)

GSM is another popular blend. Originated in the south of France. It comprises of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre as the major grape varieties.

It will be a little surprising to know that Champagne is also a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. Pinot Noir gives the structure whereas the Pinot Meunier the intense bouquet to the wine.

Australian Wine Blends

Maurice O’Shea pioneered wine blending in Australia with his Shiraz and Pinot Noir blends. Another important blend is Cabernet Sauvignon – Shiraz blend made popular by Max Schubert. Max was also responsible for producing two iconic wines of Australia – the Penfolds Grange and Penfolds Bin 389 inspiring some of the very popular wineries such as Hardys, Jacobs Creek, and Yalumba to come up with their own blends.

Introduction of GSM led to wineries experimenting with different grape varieties and began a wave of new blends such as Tempranillo with Touriga Nacional in McLaren Vale region, Sangiovese with Nebbiolo, Cabernet, and Shiraz in King Valley.




Wine Quote – For the broken hearts


Going by the facts, wine has been seen to prevent heart problems. Resveratrol is the key component in the wine that help in preventing certain heart diseases. Moreover, it also help in fighting bad cholesterol.

Wine may not solve all the problems but can become the starting point for becoming more conscious, health-wise.

So, if your heart aches, no need to whine. Have some wine!:-)