Wine Blog

Coming this Summer: WAID Camp

We heard your requests, and we are excited to share that this summer we’ll host our very first WAID Camp. We’ll meet three consecutive Fridays (daytime and nighttime options) to take a more comprehensive look at the world’s prominent wine regions – from France, Italy, and Spain to the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and…

Are You in the Sip Club Yet?

What Am I Drinking?! is happy to bring together our love of wine and our appreciation of our loyal wine community! We are thrilled to introduce you too… Sip Club! Our new loyalty program allows you to do what you already do, enjoying wine education with us, and get rewarded for it at the same…

The WAID Studio is Turning 2!

Yes, the WAID studio is all grown up and celebrating on April 27th! It is with the loving support of our community and wine family that we will ring in our new year. Thank you for bringing us to this point! Fun Fact: Did you know that our founder Serena has been helping people answer…

Oh My Awards! Thanks for Supporting WAID

We are humbled to accept two amazing local awards – all thanks to your support! What Am I Drinking?! received a 2019 LOVE Award by Main Line Parent for “Best Wine Education.” We are proud to offer at the WAID studio an accessible and relaxed environment where everyone can learn about wine. We appreciate each…

Thank you: Main Line Today ‘Best of’ Awards

Thank you: Main Line Today ‘Best of’ Awards Thank you, to our local friends for the nominations and votes, ultimately giving WAID the nod as Main Line Today’s ‘Best Girls’ Night Out.’ We are honored to provide a fun evening out for our visitors, and are humbled by your votes. But not to worry, guys,…

WAID is now a ReCORK Partner

We’ve had a number of class attendees ask what to do with corks. Cork is a renewable resource, but it takes a decade of growth between each harvest. Luckily, while we wait, cork can be recycled and reused. ReCORK, North America’s largest natural wine cork recycling program, has recycled more than 70 million wine corks.…

The Reason Your Wine Has Tears

The reason your wine has tears Legs, tears, lacing, church windows. We’ve stared at the meditative spectacle of droplets streaming down the side of our glass. And even cherished them, certain it was a sign of Wine Greatness. But, unfortunately, wine tears do not necessarily equate to high quality wine. So what are they really? Tears…

Merlot: The Less-Popular Half-Sibling

I love the question “what do you do?” because a) I think I have the greatest job on the planet, and b) it opens the door for some fun discussion. A new acquaintance recently asked me for some red wine recommendations. So I asked about his preferences: “Cab, Merlot, Pinot Noir?” His response – which is…

What Am I Drinking?: Easter

What am I drinking for Easter? My pick this holiday was a brut rosé Champagne. Sure, pink is festive. But being brut (dry) it plays nicely with traditional brunch foods, deviled eggs, ham, and those sugary Easter treats. You can find one for as little as $15… or splurge a bit. See other posts related to:…

Our Take on “Proper” Stemware

I’m in the process of shopping for a new set of stemware for my personal collection. While you can drink wine effectively from a red solo cup or a $150 crystal Riedel, sorry, the aromas just aren’t quite the same (Ah yes, I detect a slight bouquet of plastic…). I’ve oft been asked whether it…

3 Reasons Not to Worry About Sulfites in Wine

SULFITES (ack!) – that deadly monster-chemical lurking in our wine, causing trouble and spurring headaches! Right?! Well, not necessarily. The mandatory mention on the label does make sulfites out to be some sort of tenriching substance, but for most people sulfites are completely harmless. Trace amounts of sulfites (sulphur-based compounds) are naturally occurring by-products of the fermentation process…

What Exactly is a Rosé Wine

If you were under the impression pink wines are syrupy-sweet blends of red and white wine, you aren’t alone – thanks to the reputation of White Zinfandel. As it turns out, pink wines can be dry or sweet, and are made from red grapes. Unlike traditional red wines, rosés (pronounced roh-say) get their pale hue from…