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When we talk about wines, there are New World and Old World, it's not only about the geographic difference, but also the style. Penfolds Grange Bin 95 is probably the first wine to define "New World style".
Before 1950s, wine producing countries outside Europe were more on quantity than quality, style is not yet developed. Penfolds' winemaker Max Schubert was sent to Europe to investigate winemaking practices in 1950, he started to make a wine to compete the fine wines from France when he got back to Australia. He found that the best grape variety that he got is Shiraz, and he made his first experimental Grange Hermitage in 1951. The rest is history....read more
When we talk about wines, there are New World and Old World......read more
Rice is one of the most essential ingredients for Japanese sake. Every single step of the very complicated sake-brewing procedures will affect the final style of sake, knowing the rice variety (or varieties) of your sake will enhance the pleasure of understanding it and drinking enjoyment. All kinds of rice can be made into sake, but due to the different processing and sensory requirements, sake-specific rice (Shuzō Koteki Mai) is preferred to “table rice” when it comes to sake-brewing. While making premium sakes, breweries use sake-specific rice for better quality control and easier handling. Nevertheless, there are some rare good sakes made of table rice in Japan, given that they are produced with great care and skills.....read more
Rice is one of the most essential ingredients for Japanese sake....read more