Qualitätswein mit Prädikat (QmP)

Translated as “quality wine with specific attributes,” this is the top level of German wines. In the traditional German system, QmP wines prominently display a ripeness level on the wine label (from kabinett up to… Continue reading


Literally farm. In Portugal, the word quinta is used to refer both to a specific vineyard and to a wine estate. Quinta do Noval, for example, is the name of a highly regarded wine estate… Continue reading


A large earthenware vessel originating in Georgia around 6,000 B.C. Lined with beeswax and sunk into the ground to control temperature, it was traditionally used to ferment and store wine.