Dessert and sparkling wines aren't just for special occasions but for turning any moment into a great memory.
If you’ve got a sweet spot and a sweet tooth for these types of wines, then let’s move on. We’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to dessert and sparkling wines that includes methods of production and an overview of characteristics.
Humans have known about wine aging since the old days. A bottle of wine is like a closed system in which a lot of complex chemical reactions and transformations are taking place due to which wines taste better with age.
Winemaking has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years, and its quality has improved drastically over the past century as winemakers keep discovering better techniques for growing grapes and winemaking.
Valentine's Day is around the corner. It's the time when we all aim to make the day extra special for our significant others. Exchanging gifts is a usual one for Valentine's Day, but doing something more creative, memorable, and one-of-a-kind can help you show your main squeeze how much she or he means to you.
Traditions of Armenian winemaking date back thousands of years. The industry has been growing more rapidly over the last few years, and the quality of Armenia's top wines is frequently stellar today.
Already curious to learn more? We picked a few interesting facts you should know about this captivating world of Armenian wines.
Armenia is a fascinating destination for oenophiles both in terms of history and traditions, diversity of terroirs and indigenous grape varieties. In this entry, let’s take a peek at the oldest winery in the world.
Since the ancient days, Armenia was famous for the winemakers, where original traditions were kept to date. Philosophers such as Herodot and Strabon, mentioned in their works that in 401-400 BC, when the Greek armies led by Xenophon “were passed” on the country Nairi (one of the most ancient names of Armenia), in the Armenian houses they were treated with wine and beer which was kept in deep dugouts in special large jars called "karas".
Christmas is right around the corner.The go-to gift for most wine lovers is usually a quality bottle of wine and to give a hint, it can be a bottle of Armenian wine. Armenia is known as the cradle of wine - the world's first wine was produced in Armenia over 6,000 years ago. Check out our specialized online shop (winesofarmenia.store) for a variety of unique Armenian wines. But, if you want to give your wine-loving friends something more original, then check out our pick of the best gifts for wine lovers.
One way the ancient Greeks used to serve their god of wine Dionysus was by engaging in the Dionysian Mysteries. These were rituals where people would use intoxicants to remove any and all inhibitions. The true goal, however, was to find deeper truths by overstepping the metaphorical bounds of mortality. In a sense, the Dionysian Mysteries were a rite of knowledge. And knowledge has always been the light to lead us through the dark.
The Greeks weren’t the only ones who associated wine with knowledge. It has always been an important symbol in the Christian tradition as well. Wine is a constant in Christianity: it’s said to be a gift of God to humanity, it’s in the Last Supper, it symbolizes Christ’s blood, and it is used in modern rituals. The general Christian tradition views wine as a gift of God not only because of the light that wine symbolizes but also due to its symbolic relation to Christ’s sacrifice.
And like all other Christian denominations, the Armenian Apostolic