Since we concern ourselves with something that sprouts from soil, Winedive is for everyone who loves wine, wants to enrich their knowledge on wine and who sees it not as a symbol of social standing, but as one of the many presents nature has given us.
You don’t necessarily have to memorise the names of important “chateaus” or “crus”. Nor do you need to have an outstanding talent to taste wine. Anyone who has a mouth and a nose can taste wine, and improve their tasting skills by experience.
No one has to learn or try to understand a “jargon” to talk about wine and enjoy this beverage. The ability to read and write is enough.
Choosing a wine, trying to understand the labels may seem rather complicated, but believe me when I say it is as much enjoyable. This complexity will encourage you to research and learn new things. You may as well discover a place, a grape variety, a soil type, a name of a mountain or a river that have never been heard before.
Wine is a natural beverage and a boundless ocean that needs to be learnt and explored in. To drink a good wine, you don’t need to pay thousand of dollars for its bottle. Unless you are a collector or a wine broker, you shouldn’t anyway. The winemaking regions of the world are full off all sorts of wines for everyone’s differing tastes and budgets.
In Turkish Wines section, there will be tasting notes on the wines that I re-tasted and liked. ‘Wine of The Week‘ on the other hand is where I recommend a Turkish wine or a wine from other wine producing countries for the week.
You will also, in Winesque, read inspirational articles enriched with various subjects related to wines. There will be articles and news on the global state of the wine industry in Deep Diving. From time to time, guest authors will entertain you with their posts on wine in our Guest Room. In Sips, you will find brief, wine-related posts that will make you smile. Word Cellar will be something of a dictionary attempt. Photographs of various wine regions will be displayed in Gallery. By the way, I would like to express my gratitude to Tila Sadık for her technical contribution to Winedive.
In a word, if you are a wine-lover or have the possibility of being one, you are in the right place. Here, I think you will find many things you have been looking for or have been wondering about wine.
Welcome to Winedive.
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P.S: After the fifth month of founding this wine blog, the Turkish Government has set new alcohol regulations. Among these new regulations, an almost complete ban on the any kind of promotion and advertisement of alcoholic beverages has taken place. The main part of the blog was in Turkish and updated almost every two days. Before the ban, 60 to 70 people were visiting the blog, mostly reading the wine evaluations and tasting notes. After the new alcohol regulations the Turkish part of the blog was blocked by the founder to protect of paying fine and any other kind of enforcement. The server has been changed and carried to USA. The blog has been launched again on February 2014 after all the problems.