THERE are few pleasures in life that are as simple, relaxing and enjoyable as sitting back and savouring a delicious glass of wine at the end of a long day.
The history of wine goes back thousands of years. That’s plenty of time for it to develop character—a wine can be either dry or sweet, light or heavy. Perhaps no other alcoholic drink has played an important role in religion and celebrations like wine, and its popularity hasn’t diminished with the passing of time either, if anything, it’s only increased. The obsession with wine has led to the creation of vineyard tours, wine festivals and clubs where wine lovers get together and sample bottles from all around the world—and for the true wine aficionado, there are even sommelier courses.