Indeed, wine is a living thing. Since its discovery so many millennia ago, wine has fascinated many peoples and has been the subject of many changes. In fact, wine continues to change all the time.
Our Wine and Foreign Bottles
To some of us it is second nature, to others it seems odd taking empty wine bottles back to the shop we get them from. Perhaps that is why at times lawmakers as well as private manufacturers care to incentivise people to be more conscientious about the way they dispose of used glass.
Climate Change and Maltese Wine
New research from Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Harvard University has found that climate change has caused earlier grape harvests in France and other European countries over the last 30 years.
Wine to go with truck food
The democratisation of wine? We’re not quite there yet – wine is still more difficult to buy, and consume than it needs to be. My nose gets rubbed in it each time I take out lunch from one of the trendy mobile food trucks that park along the Ta’ Xbiex seafront.
Around your palate – wine tannins
Wine lovers are often heard sonneting about mouth-filling sensations. Some crude and harsh, aggressive even, others soft, as smooth as silk, velvety, furry or fleshy. These are all wine speak adjectives to describe the effect of tannins in red wine.