We humans like to say we’re aging like fine wine. The problem is, most humans and wines do not age gracefully… so you might want to drop that metaphor! An argument against aging, in this installment.
You can know quite a bit about a wine without reading the label and without tasting it. Turns out the shape of those wine bottles speak volumes!
More champagne and sparkling wine will be purchased and consumed for New Years celebrations than any other time of the year. This week on Grape Encounters, host David Wilson – who we learn is something of a New Years Scrooge – welcomes Sunset Magazine’s Sara Schneider into an extended edition of Sipping with Sara to
It has long been accepted that the color of a drink affects our perception of taste, which is probably why so much food coloring is used in the production of soft drinks. So what effect does color have on wine.
Some people go to a lot of trouble to create just the right ambiance. Ambience matters. But the relationship between wine and music is more significant than you might think. Do you have an ear for wine?
When foodies and wine lovers talk about wine pairing, they generally focus on what wines and foods best compliment one another. What is seldom talked about is food and wine pairings to avoid.
Drinking wine from the right glass can make a big difference—but that doesn’t mean you need to invest in Waterford Crystal. It just means that you should give a little thought to the shape of things.
If someone you consider to be credible tells you that the wine you are about to taste has received rave reviews from critics, you will probably like it—even if it is actually less than stellar. A few thoughts on the power of suggestion.
How did California’s Central Coast region grow into such a winemaking powerhouse? This week on Grape Encounters, David Wilson hosts a lively discussion with an esteemed group of vino pros representing a cross-section of the Paso Robles wine region. Niels Udsen, owner of Castoro Cellars, Skylar Stuck, general manager of Halter Ranch Vineyard, Michael Young,
A lot of us will be travelling by air over the next few weeks and while airlines have been slashing amenities… the wine is getting surprisingly good… but there’s more you should know.
You insert the corkscrew, give it a tug, and out comes, err, uhh, half a cork. It’s the most annoying thing that can happen to wine lovers… but there are a couple of tricks to uncork that broken cork.