You learned in our last post All About Old World Wine
that wines can be labeled either old world or new world. What exactly
is new world wine? What countries produce new world wine? What are the
naming conventions used for new world wine? How does it differ in taste
from old world wine? Keep reading to find out the answers to these
questions as well as about the delicious new world wine varieties we
produce at Land O Lakes Winery.
What Is New World Wine?
The wine experts over at Wine Folly define new world wine as wines that come from any country where Vitis vinifera grapes had to be imported.
Wine may come from all over the world, but did you know that it technically only falls into two worldly categories? That’s right! All wine can be classified as either old world or new world. Keep reading to learn all about old world wine, including the countries it is made in, naming conventions, taste characteristics, and the delicious old world wine varieties we have on hand at Land O Lakes Winery.
What Is Old World Wine?
Wine Folly defines old world wine as wines that are from any country or region where “winemaking (with Vitis vinifera grapes) first originated.”
While some wines do get better with age, 99% of all the wine produced in the world actually doesn’t. So, which wines are age worthy and which ones should you drink right away? Keep reading as we explore what makes wine age worthy as well as five popular wines that are meant for cellaring and five types of vino you should enjoy sooner rather than later.
What Makes Wine Age Worthy?
The 1% of age worthy wines on the market lend themselves to cellaring because they have specific characteristics that allow them to become better with time. These traits include:
- High acidity levels
- Moderate to high tannins
- Either low, balanced or high alcohol levels depending on the type of wine
- Higher residual sugar levels
- Low VA (volatile acidity)
Why do people age wine? When should you age your wine? How do you properly store your wine while it ages? If you are curious about the answers to these popular wine aging questions, the Land O Lakes Winery team can help. Whether you are working on building a fine wine collection or are interested in learning more about wine aging in general, you’ve come to the right place.
Wine aging is most often referred to as “cellaring,” which basically means taking bottles of wine and storing them in a cool, dark place until it is time to drink them.
The keto diet is certainly taking the dieting world by storm. But, just because you’re following the keto diet, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your nightly glass of vino. In fact, there are many low carb wines out there that are very keto friendly. Learn which wines are okay for the keto diet, which ones you should avoid if you are following keto, the proper serving sizes of wine while on the keto diet, and the great list of delicious keto wines we have at Land O Lakes Winery.
What Is The Keto Diet?
For those of you that are still unfamiliar with this new dieting fad, the keto diet, otherwise known as the ketogenic diet, is a very low carb, high fat diet. It is actually similar to the Atkins diet and has a long list of foods and beverages that people following need to avoid, including alcohol due to its often high carb content and sugar levels.