Chris Scott is now one of the most established figures of winemaking in the Hawke’s Bay area of New Zealand’s North Island. Scott came through the ranks of Church Road from vineyard worker and cellar hand in the late 1990s to become the senior winemaker overseeing the winery’s entire range. In 2013 he was named […]
Blinders by Michael Amon is a captivating wine novel. From the very first pages, you’re captivated. Well I was… The first chapter, with its short 6 pages, is enough to throw you into an intriguing universe of nightlife, wine, and wonders: a wine bar in New York City, a luxury escort girl, and an unforeseen […]
It’s Always Time for Wine… When you like wine, whether it’s #wineWednesday, #WineOclock, you’re drinking with friend, alone, or with you cat… Make No Excuses….
Our infographic helps you learn about the most common wine faults, how to identify them, and what causes them. We’re also giving tips on how to eliminate some of them, or temper their negative effect. Wine faults are a pain in the neck! One carefully buys wine, spends money on it, sometimes stores it for […]
This guest post was written by Kate Elizabeth of katelizabethphotography.co.uk exclusively for Social Vignerons. Why Do We Decant Wine? We decant wine for two main reasons: to remove any sediment that has collected at the bottom of the bottle to aerate the wine so that the flavours can fully develop before serving. Decanting can also help […]
This is probably the most useful wine pairing ‘infographic’ that’s been published on Social Vignerons so far. For more though, check out our Booze & Food pages. To access our wine, beer or spirits & food pairing posts, click on the image below: Enjoy!!
There’s a wide variety of wine glass types to suit most wine styles, as well as the most picky palates. Generally speaking, different shapes and sizes allow to reveal each wine different according to its characteristics: aromatic intensity, alcohol level, sparkling or still, etc. The infographic above and the information below covers all the most […]
There is no hard rule to which temperature your wine should be at when storing. But the most preferred place is somewhere cool and dark to avoid sunlight and heat, an excessive amount of which could ruin any good wine. As a general rule, the lesser the storage temperature and amount of light received, the better the […]
This is it, Social Vignerons has just been voted ‘2015 Best New Wine Blog’ by the Wine Blog Awards. Needless to say how important this ‘tittle’ is to me and the future of this website. An acknowledgement of the effort put into sharing, into sparking a little something new in the amazing world of wine […]
This guest post was written by Adam Stevens of Corr Chilled exclusively for Social Vignerons. Properly pairing wine with food can truly transform a meal. A simple sea bass paired with a lovely Sauvignon Blanc is delightful, or even better, a beautiful steak paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve found throughout our research that chocolate […]