Sand Point: Responsibly Farmed and Sustainable California Wines

Sand Point: Responsibly Farmed and Sustainable California Wines

May 16, 2022

Between the rolling foothills and the California Delta sits the LangeTwins family farm: home to five generations of wine grape farmers, sustainability is at the core of everything they do. Whether it's rehabilitating the environment they’re surrounded by, developing sustainable farming practices, or off-setting their carbon footprint, every decision they make is intended to benefit the land, their business, their team, and the communities in which they live. In short, treating the land with respect is a pillar of the Lange’s daily lives, both in their homes and at the winery. 

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Celebrate National Wine Day with Classic Styles and Global Benchmarks

Celebrate National Wine Day with Classic Styles and Global Benchmarks

May 02, 2022

Like we really need an excuse to crack open a bottle of wine. But if you’re looking for one, we’ve got you covered: National Wine Day. While the term “national” will often refer to the USA, in the wine world these holidays have become worldwide celebrations — and your perfect excuse to enjoy a glass or 5 of fine wine. Plus, there's no need to get specific! Just grab your favorite wine or take the opportunity to expand your horizons and try something new. 

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How Climate Change is Changing the Wine World

How Climate Change is Changing the Wine World

April 05, 2022

Climate change directly affects many aspects of our lives - even what some of us drink at the end of the day. Wine is first and foremost an agricultural product after all: climate change impacts the health of the vines, the taste of the grapes, and the quality of the finished product. So while grapes’ sensitivity to climate is what makes wine so exquisite, it’s also what makes it incredibly sensitive to climate change.

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How to Choose a Good Wine: Understanding the 5 Characteristics of Wine

How to Choose a Good Wine: Understanding the 5 Characteristics of Wine

March 10, 2022

It can be overwhelming trying to pick a bottle of wine. Let alone one that you’re confident you’ll enjoy. One option of course is to look at wine ratings, but crowdsourced ratings are only helpful if the people rating the wines have the exact same tastes as yourself. This is why the best easy to find the right wine for you, is to understand your preferences. To do this, you need to understand the five main characteristics of wine: sweetness, acidity, tannin, alcohol, and body.

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The Ultimate Steak & Wine Guide: Metro Manila Edition

The Ultimate Steak & Wine Guide: Metro Manila Edition

February 28, 2022

It’s one of the most classic pairings and it’s also the subject of one of the most popular questions we get asked: “What wine do you recommend with steak?” The traditional answer: a dry red wine. But why not go deeper into it? After all, everyone has their choice cut of steak and not everyone will love a Cabernet Sauvignon. So that’s what we’re going to do in this blog post: pair wines depending on the cut and preparation of the steak and give a glimpse into the world of pairing white wine with steak. 

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How Wine is Made: From Vine to Glass

How Wine is Made: From Vine to Glass

February 11, 2022

Some of us when we think of winemaking, we see people with bare feet stomping on grapes in a barrel. After all, that’s how it was done traditionally. In fact, that’s how it is still done in some places where those traditional techniques are maintained. Nevertheless, as with anything, the winemaking process has evolved to take advantage of machinery throughout each step. 

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How to Store Wine in the Philippines

How to Store Wine in the Philippines

February 04, 2022

Storing wine properly can ensure it ages properly. However, improper storage can result in a beautiful wine turning into vinegar. But before we highlight some tips on how to store your bottles, it’s important to remember that not all wines are designed to be aged. In fact, the majority of wine available today is ready to drink. It’s when you come across fine wines, such as those 90+ point wines, that you should consider aging and finding the right storage solutions. Typically, these bottles can cost anywhere from PHP5,000 - PHP20,000+.

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The Guide to Aging Wine: Why and When Should You Age Wine

The Guide to Aging Wine: Why and When Should You Age Wine

January 31, 2022

One of the most interesting, but stress-inducing things about wine is that it’s alive. It can evolve into something beautiful with nuanced, intriguing layers of flavors and smooth tannins. Or it can turn flat. Meanwhile, some may hardly change after years of storage. So what is the perfect time to open a bottle of wine? And just because you can age a wine, should you? We answer these questions and more below.

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Wine Decanting 101: How to do it Right

Wine Decanting 101: How to do it Right

December 13, 2021

Decanting is one of those aspects of drinking wine that causes confusion amongst many wine drinkers. Why do you decant? How long do you decant for? What wines need to be decanted? Is it really necessary or is it just a bit of pretension? So it’s time to shed some light on this act. After all, decanting wine can save you from throwing out a perfectly good bottle of wine. 

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Winery.ph Reveals the Philippines’ Favorite Wines of 2021 (Kavino Choice Awards)

Winery.ph Reveals the Philippines’ Favorite Wines of 2021 (Kavino Choice Awards)

December 12, 2021

Winery.ph has announced the best selling wines for 2021 as part of the 2nd annual Kavino Choice awards. Read on for the list of winners and enjoy great deals on bundles of best selling wines in the Winery.ph 12.12 Sale Event.

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Wine Apps: Are They Worth Your Time?

Wine Apps: Are They Worth Your Time?

December 06, 2021

The world of wine can be confusing: from thousands of varieties, unpronounceable wine regions, to vague (or overly complex) wine labels. But luckily (depending on your viewpoint) we live in the digital age where “there’s an app for that” applies to nearly everything. So we looked at four of the most popular wine apps to see their pros, their cons, and to see if they really are worth your time. 

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Easy Wine and Appetizer Pairings for Your Holiday Party

Easy Wine and Appetizer Pairings for Your Holiday Party

November 18, 2021

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry. As restrictions ease and more of us are getting vaccinated, you might be thinking about hosting a holiday party. But hosting an event, whether in-person or online, can be overwhelming. Add in the question of “how do I pair the wine and food?” and you might be left feeling stumped. As this year has brought us enough frustration, we wanted to make this holiday as stress-free as possible for our Kavinos (our fellow wine lovers). 

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