Cool vs Warm Climate Wines

Some wines have an abundance of fruit flavours and some completely lack all flavour, all together. This can be quite frustrating for a newbie who is still learning about wines and figuring out how to select the right one.

The way your wine tastes has nothing to do with the quality and is only impacted by the climate.

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Warm climate regions tend to have more consistent temperatures throughout the season. The slow change in temperature from summer into winter gives the grapes ample opportunity to become fully ripe but the natural acidity in the grapes is lost. It is a general rule that warm climates produce grapes with more ripe fruit flavours and less acidity.

Warm Climate Wine Regions
California
Argentina
Australia
Southern Italy
Greek Islands
Central & Southern Spain
South Africa
Southern France
Southern Italy

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Cool climate regions can get as hot as warm climates in the peak of the season. However, it is a fact that the temperatures change quickly towards harvest and that makes the wines taste different. Lower temperatures preserve the acidity but make it difficult for grapes to ripen. Thus, cool climate wine regions tend to produce tart fruit flavours and have more acidity.

Cool Climate Wine Regions
Northern France
Oregon
Washington State (see chart)
New York
Chile
Hungary
New Zealand
Northern Italy
South Africa
Austria
Germany
Northern Greece & Macedonia

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The climate regions listed above are generalised. It is possible to have a ‘micro-climate’ within a larger climate type.

So, the next time you are experimenting with a new wine brand or a new type of wine, simply read about where it has been produced to understand how it will taste.

You can visit www.bengalurudutyfree.in for wines from all over the world.

 

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What’s new in-store this month?!

We are happy to announce these brand new items that we have in-store this new year. Here are short product reviews of these exclusive items you’ll find at Bengaluru Duty Free at Kempegowda Airport, Bangalore. We’ll leave you to discover them fully.

Ferrero Golden Gallery 22 Pcs

A refined gallery of confectionery masterpieces expertly crafted by Ferrero. An assortment of exclusive recipes, a series of unique and irresistible flavours. A gift that would make every occasion feel special.

Dirty Hussy Whiskey 100cls

Dirty Hussy is uncompromisingly delightful! A bronzed amber appearance gives it a touch of class. Its woody, fruity flavours with a hint of wheat, perfectly complement its legendary attitude. Enjoy with ice and cola.

 

Do not forget to pre order before you fly for a hassle free experience. Reserve at departure and collect on return at Duty Free store, Arrivals Hall.

Must see European towns this winter

From sleigh rides and skiing, to lounging in outdoor thermal pools and raging at ice festivals, Europe has some of the best and most unique places to spend winter. Here are our top picks.
Abisko, Sweden

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If you love the cold, Abisko in Sweden should be your first choice. This Swedish town is known for its incredible views of the Northern Lights. Besides gazing at the Aurora Borealis, you can ski, hike, ice skate, go dog sledding, and explore the national parks. Also, visit the world’s first and most famous ice hotel, Icehotel, in nearby Kiruna.

Prague, Czech Republic

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Picture snow-capped spires, cobblestone alleys, and old-fashioned street lamps! Prague is truly a winter fairy tale waiting to be discovered. It is usually tourist-free in the winter. The city’s natural beauty really comes to life under a blanket of snow. Stroll through the streets, see the sights at your own pace and warm up at a local café where more than a dozen types of hot chocolate are served.

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Iceland is among Europe’s coldest areas and there are many reasons why its capital is a must-see winter destination. The annual Winter Lights Festival in February is one of the best European celebrations. The city also has an abundance of winter sports, museums, and restaurants making it a happening place. Reykjavik has many outdoor geothermal swimming pools, which are some of just a few in Europe. Imagine relaxing in naturally warm waters while the snow falls around you.

Bled, Slovania

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Bled’s incredible natural beauty combined with its peaceful surroundings make it one of the most beautiful alpine areas in Europe. Renowned for its healing climate and thermal lake water it is a small city perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing winter escape. And if you’re looking for adventure – its terrain is ideal for anyone interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, or ice skating. Also it is home to Bled Castle, a medieval fortress believed to be the oldest castle in Slovenia.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is one of the most fairy tale-like cities in Europe, in the winter. Join the locals who spend their afternoons and evenings relaxing, drinking hot chocolate, and enjoying their beautiful surroundings. Top sights in Copenhagen include Tivoli Amusement Park, Christiansborg Slot, and Rosenborg Castle, which are so charming when covered in snow. Copenhagen also has a winter culture month, Wondercool, which occurs in February and includes concerts in unusual venues, art shows, and culinary events.

Wherever you decide to go this winter, do not forget to come back home and shop for European chocolates, wines and more… at our store. Pre-order at our website.

Happy Holidays!

Strike Gold with Johnnie Walker

The story of Johnnie Walker begins – naturally enough – with the man who gave the whisky his name.

The year was 1819 and John Walker’s father had just died. A tough start for a humble farm lad, you might think, but there was always something special about John. A glint in his eye, a fire in his belly, a spring in step perhaps.

Read the whole story, here.

This month, you can strike gold when you purchase any Johnnie Walker expressions. All you need to do is scratch and win. Lucky winners will walk away with a 5 gram gold coin. Plus, you’ll save 15% on your purchase.

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Meet some of our lucky winners:

Find the right Johnnie Walker for you. Browse our collection.

 

Travel abroad, shop at home

World Tourism Day (WTD) is held annually on 27 September.

Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.

Its almost the end of summer in Europe while we in India break annually for the festival of Dasara/Dusherra. If you taking a break with the family this month, you can enjoy the last few days of summer in Europe. Watch the seasons change from summer to fall. Soak in the sights and sounds and food and culture. Do not waste time shopping.

Because when you head back home, in Bengaluru you can shop at our store at the airport for the finest of Europe – Swiss and Belgian chocolates, French and Italian wines, Italian and French perfumes, the best of Scotch from UK. There is so much more. Enough to please the whole family.

You can pre order everything, before you go on vacation to ensure that you are not disappointed on your arrival back home.

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5 new duty free products you must have

Duty Free shopping is exciting and affordable. It is one of the few places on Earth to get the newest releases on designer brands at prices that won’t break the bank.

 

Here are a selection of five great products that are hot on the shelves and selling out as we type this blog telling you to hurry up and make them yours.

Visit our website to pre order. Go to www.bengalurudutyfree.in

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