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. Read more
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 a common one: “No, not Merlot. But Cab and Pinot Noir are good.”
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.
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 $150 crystal Riedel, sorry, the aromas just aren’t quite the same (Ah yes, I detect a slight bouquet of plastic…). Read more
SULFITES (ack!) – that deadly monster-chemical lurking in our wine, causing trouble and spurring headaches! Right?!
Well, not necessarily. The mandatory mention on the label does make sulfites out to be some sort of tenriching substance, but for most people sulfites are completely harmless. Read more
If you were under the impression pink wines are syrupy-sweet blends of red and white wine, you aren’t alone – thanks to the reputation of White Zinfandel.
As it turns out, pink wines can be dry or sweet, and are made from red grapes. Read more
With the big day fast approaching, you may be wondering, “What kind of bouquet do I get for my dear Valentine?” Read more
One of our followers wrote in: “What’s the deal with the cheap wine blends in the grocery store? Are they kind of like sandwiches made with Thanksgiving leftovers?” Read more
Thanksgiving is special. How nice to have a major holiday that, instead of revolving around gift giving, revolves around sharing and caring. Surely, you never feel overwhelmed by the pressures of cooking, and, heaven forbid, selecting the perfect wine.
Well, if presenting your guests with your supermarket wine selection feels something like walking over hot coals, heed not. Here are 7 tips for winning with wine this Thanksgiving.
In my wine 101 workshops, I say the first step in tasting wine is “see.” And with a harmonic chorus of ohhs and ahhs, we all look at the wine in our glasses and discuss what we observe.
There’s only one problem: Technically, I lied. The first step is getting the #@*$ bottle open. Read more