Tannin – found in red wine, is characterised by astringency (a dry or rough sensation in the mouth) and bitterness (detected by your tastebuds at

Wines that have been too heavily oaked can be overpowering. But the subtle use of oak will only enhance a wine and if done really

Avid readers of my column in the ABWM magazine may recall this article was originally published there in May 2010.  I always refer to what

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the better known red grapes varieties ; it is grown all over the world and is incredibly versatile. Depending on

Around about now if we were in Europe we would be thinking (well I would) about opening a reasonably robust warm tannic red wine to