Wine basics

Starting your journey of wine consumption

There are red, white, and rose wines. In few words, it differs from each other by:
  • the method of production
  • of the grape varieties
  • in the region where grapes were grown
  • and the year (of harvest, production and ageing of wine in general)

Each winery uses its production features. Besides, for the winemaking industry, weather is critical. In two different years, weather conditions can make a real miracle with the grapes or can ruin the entire harvest.

1# Grapes and colours

White wine

White wine is made from the juice of white grape varieties such as Vermentino, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and others.
White winemaking is quite simple: the juice squeezed from the pulp is separated from the skin, and then, during the fermentation process, it turns into wine. So instead, it is a refreshing wine with a simple taste, something that you are dreaming of on a hot summer day.
White wine should be served chilled. Its sourness perfectly reveals the creamy taste of the cheese and saturates slightly dry white meat.

Red wine

The process of red winemaking is much more complicated and exciting. It is made from red or dark grapes such as Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, etc. The skin is not separated during fermentation. It gives the wine a rich dark colour, intense taste and tannins.

Tannins are the magic of wine production. Tannins are particular substances that affect our perception of wine. Due to the tannins, we feel a tart taste and dry mouth. Red wine is ageing in oak barrels of certain species. This process gives the wine various fruity and spicy aromas, such as cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and pepper.

After ageing in barrels, red wine reaches perfection in bottles. These flavours are perfect for meat dishes, taking into the background the fat content of the food and adding spice to the taste.

Rosé

Rosé is a mixture of white and red wine. Rosécan is made from dark grapes or a mix of grapes with a shorten fermentation process.

2# Country of origin

Having agreed with your inner voice, which tastes you prefer, lighter or more affluent, pay attention to the country of wine production. Of course, this information should always be on the wine label.
To taste the wines of all countries of the world would take much more than one life. From the cool slopes of the banks of the Rhine to the hot, sunny vineyards of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, thousands of grape varieties give us their bunches from which the wine will be produced.
Some countries produce wine primarily for domestic consumption and do not sell it for export. Still, we are lucky that wines from many countries are available here in Singapore, for example, from Australia, California, Chile, South Africa, Argentina, and legendary wines, from France, Spain and, of course, from sunny Italy.

Italian Wines

We focus on Italian wines, as we believe that “winemaking is in the blood of Italians“, and the climate is perfect for growing the best grapes. We dream that Singaporeans have the choice of the best wines ever! Try the wines that we offer; you will see them yourself.

3# Wine ratings

Wines have ratings and awards like movies that have, for example, Oscar academy award. However, when choosing a wine, you can also rely on the judgments of experts such as James Suckling, Robert Parker or any other. Generally, all the wine sellers are proud to show you high expert scores on the wine they sell.
We offer wines that are ranked # 2 and # 3 among the best world wines on our website. In addition, all the bottles that we offer are classified as outstanding or extraordinary, with 90+ points for the taste out of 100.

4# Other

Besides country of origin, you should be aware that there is a much more granular division to regions. Plus, the year of the harvest would play an essential role in choosing the wine. Of course, the more experienced a consumer you are, the more details you will study about your favourite product. But this type of information is not primary, so we’ll write another article related to year and region of production.

Conclusion

Try and compare wines of different colours, producers, years, and countries of origin. In the end, no one will be as convincing as your taste buds in assessing how good the wine turned out to be.

In our articles, we will go deeper into the mysterious world of wine and step by step, and we will become advanced wine lovers. Stay tuned! If you want us to talk in more detail about your topics of interest, write us a message.