The owners of one of London’s swankiest wine bars, Sager and Wilde, have now opened another wine bar called Mission, featuring California’s finest wines. It’s the irony of a tribute nearly 4 decades in the making.
What is the most viewed photograph of all time? You might be surprised to learn that it is a photograph taken in the Sonoma wine country… and we’ll tell you what it is!
Maybe I’m about to tell you something that you already know, but it’s always great to learn about research that confirms that we’re doing something right for a change.
It’s one of the favorite things that enthusiastic wine lovers like to do. It’s also being an accessory to a crime. Why you absolutely, positively can’t volunteer to pick grapes or work in a winery…
There’s a very hot trend in the wine drinking world… and if you’re feeling just a little bit trendy yourself, then what I’m about to share with you will burst your conventional wine-drinking bubble.
For centuries, we have associated blue with masculine and pink with feminine. But when it comes to wine, that is really not the case at all.
As days of fall kick summer aside, that sweater and jacket that were stuffed away in the closet are ready to take center stage. Likewise, those big wines that seemed unappealing when it was 102 outside should be looking mighty good.
If I had to drink just one wine varietal for the rest of my life, it would definitely be a Cabernet Sauvignon. But these days there are endless varietals to choose from… so you don’t always have to take a cab.
A glass of wine in the evening can surely make for a better night’s sleep. But now there’s evidence that wine not only helps you sleep tight but also wards off the Bed Bug’s bite!
How much better is a $10,000 bottle of wine than a $1,000 bottle of wine or a $100 bottle of wine? What qualifies a wine to command that kind of dough anyway and is it worth the high price tag?
For birthdays or house warmings, holidays or congratulations, a bottle of wine makes a wonderful gift, but what if the wine itself is not the only gift?
For many wine drinkers, once a bottle is opened, it is likely to be finished at the same sitting? But, every once in a while, you might not finish that great bottle. So what should you really do?
Ever get a fatal error on your computer? There’s generally no fixing that problem. Have you ever had a bottle of wine fall victim to a fatal error? It happens, and it isn’t pretty.
We know which state makes the most wine. But do you know which one makes the least. If you guessed Hawaii or perhaps Utah, you would be… wrong.
It was a wine grape that was never quite at home in its native country. It always took a back seat to other Bordeauxs and was lucky if it got to be part of the blend. Today, it’s taken on a whole new life.
Oktoberfest is right around the corner and though the holiday is best known for beer drinking libations, wine drinkers can “prost” with the best of them.
Some things just seem to go together… Tequila and lime, Champagne and OJ… but wine and Coke? Yep, it’s rapidly becoming the other real thing… around the world.
Fall is on our doorstep and the standard time is not the only thing that we’ll be falling back to. If you’ve been savoring crisp, refreshing white wines all summer, I’ve got some fall back suggestions for you.
Billionaire Bill Koch has spent a lot of time in the news after discovering that a half-million dollar wine investment turned out to be fake. Wait until you hear just how much he’s spending to assure authenticity!
I love watching Gerard Depardieu on the big screen. He’s an excellent actor. But I don’t know if I could bear to watch him do what he apparently does best! A case a day? No way!
We’re all familiar with sparkling wine, but there’s a new entry that sparkles like no other. The problem is, if you want some, you’ll probably have to travel to Dubai.
The average American opens a bottle of wine within a day of taking it home. To those less than patient wine drinkers, I’ll simply say, this one’s not for you. But if you’re keeping wine around a while, let’s get the rules straight.
If the key ingredient in most of the world’s wine is grapes, then why don’t most wines really taste like the fruit of the vine? And if it does taste like grapes, is that a good thing?
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.
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 […]