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Intro: Armenian winemaking regions. As opposed to other winemaking countries, Armenia’s rules about Appellations is not so strict and clearly stated. Some may argue if it exist at all. Here is a link In Armenia we have 10 Provinces (մարզ, Marz)  and our capital, Yerevan. The 10 Provinces are… Aragatsotn,...

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What do you know about the history of winemaking around the world and in Armenia? Here’s a brief glance.

Armenia (Հայաստան (Hayastan – as we call it)) A country of a population around 3’000’000  (officially) and around 10’000’000 diaspora around the world, bordered by Georgia, Turkey, Azerbajian and Iran. A country of vast history, so where does the wine come in? Some information about the past… Archeologically, remains of the earliest grapes were found on […]

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What does the year written on the bottle indicate?

The year or vintage written on the bottle indicates the year that the grapes were harvested. Some producers also include the year the wine was bottled, and some wines don’t even have a vintage. Wines which don’t have vintages usually indicate that the wine was a coupage (blend) of wines from various vintages. Each year […]

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White Wines Of France: Chablis, Burgundy

The region of Chablis (5’462 ha) is known for producing some of the best white wines of France from 100% Chardonnay. But did you know that in the Chablis region of France, Burgundy there exist 4 AOC/ AOP(Apellation d’Origine Controlle/Protegee ). Petit Chablis – outer areas around the town of Chablis. Tend to have higher […]

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Tastes, aromas, and flavors of wine

How can a wine made from grapes smell of cherries, plums, apples, leather, etc…when those things are not artificially added to the wine?The biology and chemistry of each of these components give us the main tastes of wine such as sweet, sour, and rarely bitter, that we associate with different foods, spices, or minerals. These […]

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