Q1: Why I didn't heard the grape's variety of Mencia or Gadello before?
Grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel for red and Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio for white are very common which can be found in Greater China area. Those grape varieties of Mencia or Gadello we imported can only found at specified-region in Spain. Its low production but in high quality on their artful wine making.
Q2: What is the best temperature for serving our red & white wine?
Best serving temperature at 15-17ºC for red & 12-14ºC for white.
Q3: Can I drink a bottle of wine that has been open for more than a week?
Probably not. The unpleasant taste that you detect in a bottle of wine that has been open for more than a day or two is due to the process of oxidation.
Q4: Why and When to decant our red wine?
The fact of decanting is that the wine in contact with air. As the contact area of the wine with oxygen / time, boosting the wine aroma and also soften the tannins and create supple mouthfeel. Basically, it taste sour and strong tannins is normal if drink immediately after bottle opened. It needs air enter into the bottle, then the wine undergoes oxidation at a time exudes the aroma and wine taste in multilevel . We made a lot of test and found best decanting time for our red wine at 30-45 minutes for the best.
Wine Advocate / Robert Parker – Robert Parker’s rating system employs a 50-100 point quality scale (Parker PointsR). It is my belief that the various twenty (20) point rating systems do not provide enough flexibility and often result in compressed and inflated wine ratings.
The Wine Advocate takes a hard, very critical look at wine, since I would prefer to underestimate the wine’s quality than to overestimate it. The numerical ratings are utilized only to enhance and complement the thorough tasting notes, which are my primary means of communicating my judgments to you
An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.
An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
A wine deemed to be unacceptable.
Wine Spectator – Our tasters review wines on the following 100-point scale:
A great wine
A wine of superior character and style
A wine with special qualities
A solid, well-made wine
A drinkable wine that may have minor flaws
Wine & Health
Q1: Which is better for you: Red or white wine?
While laboratory studies suggest that polyphenols in red wine provide greater health benefits, there are few epidemiological studies that compare red and white wine. The most important factor in conferring health benefits appears to be the amount of wine consumed. Many studies have shown that regular and moderate consumption (one to two glasses per day) is associated with the greatest amount of benefits, like better circulation and overall heart health. Therefore, you should choose a wine that you like.
Q2: What are the effects of wine on sleep? Will wine help me sleep better if I drink it before bed?
It is the perfect way to ensure falling asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow is a commonly held belief. Many of us have experienced that warm, drowsy feeling produced by a glass of wine at night.
Q3: Are there any vitamins or minerals in a glass of wine?
Yes. An average glass of red table wine contains 12 mg of calcium, 18 mg of magnesium and 8.4 mg of choline. That would be 0.1, 4 and 1.5 percent (respectively) of the recommended dietary allowance for men between the ages of 31 to 50.
Q4: Will a cup of coffee help after a "few too many" drinks?
The answer is no. The National Institute of Health released a statement in December 2007 saying that while caffeine can help make you feel more awake, it won’t help mitigate alcohol’s effects on decision-making or coordination.