January 12, 2019

It has become accepted wisdom that wine consumed with a meal is better for us than wine enjoyed on its own. Not only is food believed to make wine consumption healthier, but wine can make food healthier as well – at least in a few specific ways.

A study published online in 2010 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) showed that drinking white wine with a heavy meal of cheese fondue was more effective in aiding digestion than drinking tea with the same meal. Ha...

December 22, 2018

While December weather has been relatively mild so far this year, if you’re anything like us, enjoying the hosting or visiting friends and family and having social nights with food accompanied by a delicious glass of wine, then to help you choose the perfect wines for this season – whether red, white, or rosé – we have put together a few basic rules to help you select the best options.  As usual, personal preference surpasses everything else, but here are s...

April 20, 2018

Monolithos Wine Dimensions: April 2018

From elegant dinner parties to informal get together, a glass (or three) of wine is sure to please. However when serving a fine bottle of wine, how you serve it is almost as important as what you serve. To best experience your wine, it’s important to have the right glassware and tools. Α collection of wine accessories can make it easier to serve and enjoy wine at home or in events, bars, restaurants and other occasions....

March 6, 2018

Wine is considered a sophisticated beverage and is the choice for many parties and functions. However over the last few years, more and more people have chosen to drink at home instead of the local bar and this has led to wine being the most popular drink in Europe, America and Australia.

Over the years, a well organised wine trading and distribution system has been established in most countries. This system has a strict, three-tier arrangement of sales in p...

February 4, 2018

The goal of most winemakers is to produce wines of distinction. As a result, the pressing questions to be answered are: what goes into making great wine? What distinguishes the wines that earn top scores and higher prices from other wines?

In order to provide a convincing reply to how an exceptional wine may be produced, one has to take the process of premium winemaking apart and examine its components. It is apparent and it will become evident that there is...

January 15, 2018

The world has an ever-increasing plethora of wines. No other consumer product offers as staggering a range of choice as wine. The popularity of wine both for drinking and investment has spawned an entire industry of wine critics and journalists with their own trade publications, magazines and websites that regularly taste and evaluate.

The critic as well as the journalist has a mission and responsibility to inform. It is well-known that in markets such as r...

December 24, 2017

Monolithos Wine Dimensions: December 2017

The holiday season is upon us again. And you know what that means – it’s wine time!  It’s the season filled with special occasions, fancy events and friendly get-togethers, all of which call for special attention, not only for the right combination of edible delicacies, but of course the selection of wines.

Since Christmas falls during the colder months – at least here in the northern hemisphere – it is...

October 11, 2017

Monolithos Wine Dimensions: October 2017

Winemaking, or vinification, is the process of wine production, from the selection of grapes to the bottling of finished wine. The grapes must be healthy and without defects, and the winemaking must be conducted as soon as possible after harvesting with, if possible, whole grapes. If grapes are broken during harvest and/or transport to the winery, defects or problems can arise due to the activity of acetic and/or lact...

September 16, 2017

One of the hottest issues in wine circles these days is the ongoing rising alcohol levels in wine.  Obviously, wine wouldn’t be wine without the alcohol, and the kick is part of the pleasure it delivers. However for years, there has been an ongoing debate in the wine world about whether or not high alcohol levels are a good or a bad thing.
What is classified as a “high-alcohol wine” anyway?  Surprisingly, for a concept that stimulates such a heated disp...

August 6, 2017

Wine is regarded as one of the most popular, and diverse, alcoholic beverages in the world. Whether it be a crisp white wine, or a robust red, wine requires proper conditions to protect it from spoilage. Wine is perishable, and when exposed to the enemies of wine, its complex blend of flavours and aromas can be severely compromised. Most of us have heard that wine ages in the bottle, but does wine go bad? Unfortunately, wine does go bad.

So, how does wine sp...

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