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
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.
There was a time when wine lovers picked up the phone and called their favorite winery to arrange a shipment. These days, when wine lovers pick up the phone they probably haven’t yet decided what they want to buy!
Its one of the very best ways to get the most out of your wine—and it has little to do with the grapes or winemaking techniques. It’s really all about eye-hand coordination… with some physics thrown in.
Wine experts throw around all sorts of words to describe what they’re drinking. Non-experts use terms like, bite, bitter and the ever popular yummy. There are a few terms you can learn to help you look rather smart at a party.