Miscellaneous

Natural wine is becoming a staple on many restaurant and bar lists

“Natural wine is becoming a staple on many restaurant and bar lists—but many of them are not meant to be poured by the glass. Without preservatives, these wines begin to change as soon as they are introduced to oxygen. Ensure that the wine you’re ordering is at its freshest and most delicious by opting to for the bottle, instead [...]

It’s hard to pinpoint when popular opinion declared that good wines must be dry

“It’s hard to pinpoint when popular opinion declared that good wines must be dry, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Whether it was the recent rosé revival that taught us to value dryness in response to the bulk blush wine of a bygone era, or bad experiences with cheap, sweet alcohol, most aficionados today choose dry wines. However, [...]

Building a wine collection requires personal perspective.

“Building a wine collection requires personal perspective. While there are certainly consumers with investment-centered collections, the average American doesn’t necessarily start with that goal in mind. Many of us begin in earnest, with an enjoyment for drinking wine that evolves into something more: a selection of carefully chosen favorites, some to drink now, some to drink later. From millennials [...]

The champagne experts are weighing in!

Most wine drinkers choose the wrong glass for their grape, and it can have a massive impact on how wine tastes and smells. And Champagne is no exception. Matt Knight, UK Business Manager and wine-tasting guru at glassware company Riedel, said there’s a growing momentum behind the differences between styles of Champagne glasses. READ MORE…

We don’t need any convincing

For better or worse, I’ve always been a white wine drinker. It’s what my mom keeps in the house — Kendall-Jackson chardonnay, to be specific — and taste, like behavior, is often learned. I’m a firm believer that wine drunk is the best drunk and that even a single glass of wine has the ability to ease the tension [...]