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WCM is “the” magazine for those who buy, drink, and enjoy wine and food on a regular basis. Our readers range from enthusiastic beginners who want to learn about the world of wine and the styles of wine that they enjoy and experienced veterans who look for insider tips and expert wine buying advice. We publish four issues a year, each with a special seasonal focus and a unique viewpoint. Each issue contains wine reviews written by our readers, and features articles on the wine and restaurants in the area that our readers enjoy.
Swiss wine - Vinea Wine Fair
With almost all of its wine consumed within its borders and just 1-2% going for export, many are surprised to discover that Switzerland even makes wine. However, this majorly mountainous country, with its steep and scenic terraced vineyards overlooking the deep lakes and rivers wedged in between its spectacular peaks, is buzzing with vinous excitement. Pinot Noir and Merlot are making wines worthy of international attention in multiple microclimates in Valais and Ticino respectively, while this alpine country’s own vast set of indigenous varietals and others that thrive in Swiss soil exude distinctive and vibrant flavours. (continue reading in July Edition!)
The romance of Valentine’s Day comes with it a bit of mystery and intrigue. The holiday was actually created in remembrance of St. Valentine who had been performing marriages in secret against a ban that had been set forth by the Roman Empire in 270 A.D.. But he was soon discovered, imprisoned, and then beheaded for his actions. St. Valentine became a martyr of the Church because he gave his life for the sacrament of marriage and love.
The Ancient Wine of Pompeii
Everybody knows Italy has a long winemaking history dating back to Roman times, but few are aware of the fact that the same wine the citizens of ancient Rome used to drink is still being produced today.Pompeii (in the Campania region in the south of Italy) is 2000 years old. The city was covered with lava after the volcano, Vesuvio, erupted in 79 B.C.
Wine Collecting for Beginners
Red wines, white wines, sweet wines, dry wines, screw caps….the whirlwind of wine information is daunting! I put off starting my own wine collection for years because the thought of it was so intimidating. It is true that you will learn from your mistakes as you grow your wine collection.
Wine Tastings - Mystery Revealed
Have you have ever wondered why people at wine tastings go through a form of ritual of tilting their glass, swirling the wine around the bowl, sniffing the wine anapparently gargling with the wine before eventually spitting it out? If you have, then this whole process is not really such a mystery and quite simply represents the five steps that are necessary to assess quality of a wine.