Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Best Wines in the World

Summary: Drinking wine is an art. There are different varieties of wines you can come across in the world viz. Kiedricher Gräfenberg, Krug Champagne, Burgundian Pinot Noir, Gaston, etc. They constitute the most beautiful wines of the worlds.

Drinking wine while relaxing can minimize your stress. If you are a person who loves traveling around the world and has great taste buds for tasting high quality wines from all around the world, then here is a list of the ten most finest and exotic wines of the world:

Katogi Averoff Traminer of Greece:
This is the most famous wine of Greece.  If you ever get a chance to visit Greece, then this is the drink you should not dare to miss. The best possible way you can start your Greece tour and end it is by having this high quality drink. You can make your Greece visit memorable by having a bottle of this 2006 Grecian drink.

The Kiedricher Gräfenberg:
If you ever end up visiting the Rheingau city of Germany, then the best thing you can have around for consumption along with your dessert is the Kiedricher Gräfenberg wine. It is the rarest drink of Germany and you should be very lucky to get a chance to have it. Barely fifty half bottles of this magnificent drink were made in Germany.

The Domaine de la Romanée Conti "La Tâche" Grand Cru burgundy:
This 1990 burgundy wine is the most famous drink of Rome. So, if ever end up in the city of Rome, it is the drink you should be looking around. This particular drink stands for all the mysteries and secrets about the burgundy wines. Just consume one sip of this aromatic drink and will come to know about the secret behind burgundy drinks.

The Krug Champagne:
It is the drink which a Frenchman relishes the most. It is known for its longevity and complexity. It is stored in Oak barrels for a long duration of time which imparts beautiful aroma and taste to these wines. Being in France, this drink is worth a try. This 1998 French wine will drench your taste buds in the aroma, longevity and complexity of the winery of France. Even after swallowing, you can feel the taste and aroma of this exotic French drink.

The Muga "Prado Enea" Gran Reserva:
Visiting Spain won’t be worth for a wine lover if he does not consume this famous drink of Spain. This 1994 drink comes from the city of Rioja, Spain. It can be your best companion when you visit Spain. It is known for its delicate taste worldwide.

The Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva "Gran Bussia":
Now comes the turn of Italy, This is the most famous wine of Italy and comes from the world’s finest vineyards of Piedmont, Italy. This 1989 drink bottle is the most cherished drink of the nation.

Trimbach Clos Sainte Hune Riesling:
If you ever visit Alsace in France, then you should order this finest seafood drink while having food at some seafood restaurant. This 1996 bottle can very well complement your seafood.

Blandy's Verdelho Solera Madeira;
This 1870 bottle is one of the oldest wines you can find across. It is found in the sushi restaurants of Europe and it is a century old drink.

Burgundian Pinot Noir:
This is the most famous red wines that you can have. This 1999 bottle can delight you with a tinge of herbs, vanilla and spices.

This 2002 bottle of Napa Valley is the most famous wine of USA. You can include this drink in your welcome back party for returning home.

Wine: The Legendry Alcoholic Beverage And Its History

Summary: Wine is considered to be one of the most expensive and historical alcohols in the world. The popular quote regarding it is, ‘the older it gets, the better it tastes’. Historically it has been related with agriculture, cuisines, civilization and humanity.  

Wine is no new word or an alcoholic beverage to the world and its history dates back to 8000 BC. Archeologically the oldest wine production took place in Georgia at around 8000 BC. Some other earliest signs of its production happen to be in Iran at around 7000 BC and Armenia at around 6000. However, the oldest signs of grape wine's production comes from Egypt (the Bronze Age), at around the third millennium BC. This beverage in all the ages has been linked with sophistication and is one of the most expensive alcoholic beverages that are yet related with royalty and ceremonial celebrations. The older the wine is, the better it tastes and the more it costs.

It is said and believed that wine was a ceremonial part of every occasion in the ancient Egypt. However, being red in color in those times, there were many superstitions related to it during the same age. However, some recent discoveries have indicated that white colored wine was also used in the ancient Egypt itself. The more you go into the depth, the more you’ll find the connection of this alcohol with royalty, ceremonies, festive seasons and celebrations and very rarely with superstition.

Alike how alcohol is produced, its cultivation from grapes as mentioned was discovered by the people of the Bronze Age in ancient Egypt. The fermentation of grapes produced this beverage. The Vitis Vinefera species was the one that was used to produce this divine beverage that even finds a mention in the Holy Bible. The Egyptians used wooden oak Barrels to store it. Those barrels were very similar to how we store these legendry and old alcoholic drinks now.

While the Egyptians were busy cultivating the Vitis Vinefera grape species to produce wine, the Romans grabbed the first place amongst the people who starting using ceramic jugs to store it. There are proofs that the Romans have had 25 years old samples of this alcoholic beverage stored with them. The oxidized form of this alcohol was very famous all across Rome; however, these people relished all the flavors and types of this beverage.

However now known that red wine is very useful in keeping your heart young and the older the beverage is, the younger it keeps your heart (however, when consumed in medicinal dozes), but without any such discovery during the ancient times, the Europeans empire to their credit brought this alcohol to the modern world. The Christian monks who took over the European empire after the fall of the Roman Egyptians can be called as the god father’s bringing this alcohol cultivation to the sight of the modern world.

To sum up, the wine cultivation till 20th century happened in Europe itself and soon after the passage of the 20th century the cultivation started spreading to Spain and southern California. However, it is Egypt that started, was and still is the leading producer of vines all over the world. Be it the red one or the white one, the dominant species are still the Vitis Vinefera grapes that are used to produce quality product with an unmatched taste.