When you think of a bottle of red wine you often think of Christmas or wintertime. Great with cooked meats and comfort food it is often not seen as a wine for the summer.
However when you think about the places that produce red wines they are mainly places which have a lot of sunshine over the summer months. The people who live in these regions drink red wine all year round – so perhaps it is time to look at red wine through different eyes and think about how it can work as a summer drink.
The most obvious place for red wine is the barbecue. A proliferation of grilled meats make red wine the obvious choice when choosing you barbecue drinks... more
Wine, when it was only French, was a luxurious drink of the rich and the classy. Wine, in its democratized forms, is now a luxury made available at every supermarket and has come a far way from its tradition of being produced in France and Germany.
Lately wine drinkers have the choice of selecting their bottle of wine produced in the vine yards of California, Chile, Australia and India, to name a few. Wine had always had a high brand image as a drink meant only for the aristocrats unlike beer, whiskey and brandy which is more associated the common man’s pub drink.
Complimenting this established popular perception, good French wine cost you the earth... more