Remember when your parents said, turn down that music or you’ll ruin your hearing. Well, if you’re still cranking up the volume, there’s a good chance you could ruin your wine stash. Break out the headphones for this one.
You uncork that pricey bottle of wine and the escaping (and offending) aroma makes you want to shove the cork right back in! There may be hope. In this installment, how to quell the smell.
Veteran Burgundian winemaker Christian Roguenant perfected his craft making bubbly in the Champagne Region of his native France. Today he oversees winemaking at the Niven Family Wine Estates, which produce several premium labels, including Baileyana, Tangent, Trenza, Cadre and Zocker. http://www.grapeencounters.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3583&action=edit On this edition of Grape Encounters, Christian joins host David Wilson and explains the […]
Wine in a box has come a very long way. But despite the dramatic increase in quality, there is a real downside to thinking inside the box.
You’ve prepared an amazing dinner. Now what about the wine? You probably know what pairs well with meat, chicken or fish, but are there wines that should simply be avoided regardless of the menu?
Bringing wine to a party can be a very disappointing experience… especially when you’ve spent a lot of time and money to get just the right bottle!
Most Americans know it’s customary to tip 18 to 20 percent in a restaurant. But, what happens when you buy a particularly expensive bottle of wine? Is it okay to short-change?
Legend has it that the father of modern psychology, Sigmund Freud, once commented that, “sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.” And while that may be so, the same probably does not apply to…you guessed it…wine! When was a glass of wine….ever…just…a glass of wine. Always, there is mood…and feeling…not to mention the “character” and […]
Some aspects of the wine-lover’s life can be downright daunting. Let’s see if this has happened to you: You’re up in Wine Country, having the tasting of your life. And you’re thinking of flying home with a few bottles. But wait, you say…what about all those TSA security rules. You know – you cannot board […]
Is a hundred dollar bottle of wine really better than a five dollar bottle of wine? Maybe, but thinking your wine cost a hundred dollars can make you enjoy it more. So, if you want to make sure your in-laws love the wine, tell them it was expensive. Research from the California Institute of Technology […]