Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to undertake in wine tasting is visual.1. Fill up the glass up to 1/3 of its volume; never fill it more than half;2. Hold the glass by the stem. Initially you may find this too pretentious but there are good reasons... Read More

Merlot Wine

Merlot wine is a rich, soft wine with the flavor of blackberries, beloved because it is seldom harsh and not as acidic as a Cabernet Sauvignon with which it is often blended. Merlot wine has the added advantage of being rich and supple but only moderately tannic and, therefore, wonderfully... Read More

What is Corked Wine?

Keeping a wine bottle sealed is probably the most important factor when it comes to maintaining a good wine.A cork is essential, as it keeps oxygen out of the wine bottle. If a bottle of wine is not airtight then it may become oxidized and undrinkableTraditionally, the only corks worth... Read More

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is inevitable that you will want to share your revelations with friends and family. Hosting a wine tasting party is a great way to do this.When planning a wine tasting party, some obvious questions about parameters arise. How many people should... Read More

The Ten Most Important Wine Label Terms

For the average wine consumer, there is a plethora of intimidation associated with wine buying. This is a feeling that is most often associated with not understanding wine labels. New world wines tend to make it easier - wines bottled in Australia, South America and the United States are often... Read More

Food - Wine Pairing Tips For French and Italian Wines

Many people are intimidated by the task of selecting wine in a fine restaurant. This article is intended to provide a simple guide that will enable anyone to feel confident enough to choose a wine that will impress their dinner guests. The focus is on French and Italian wines.While there... Read More

Explore the U.S. Wine Trails

Follow a Local Wine Trail to Discover the Secrets of Fine WineSuppose you want to kick back after a long day at work. You light a candle and put on some quiet music but realize the evening isn't complete, so you run out to your local liquor store, looking for... Read More

Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Sauvignon Blanc wine is crisp, high in acidity and light- to medium-bodied, and Sauvignon Blanc wine is recognizable for its grassy, herbaceous flavor and aroma. When grown in warmer climates the flavors are more fruity, melon-like. The grape is important in California, New Zealand and Northeastern Italy, but it really... Read More

Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to undertake in wine tasting is visual.1. Fill up the glass up to 1/3 of its volume; never fill it more than half;2. Hold the glass by the stem. Initially you may find this too pretentious but there are good reasons... Read More

Barbera Wine

Barbera is a wine grape variety from Monferrato in Piemonte, Italy. Babera produces an intense red wine with deep color, low tannins and high acid and is used in California to provide "backbone" for so-called "jug wines".Century-old Barbera vines still exist in many regional vineyards and allow production of long-aging,... Read More

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Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to... Read More

Pairing Food and Wine is a Matter of Taste

First off let me say that I am in no... Read More

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is... Read More

Tempranillo?s Role As A New Varietal Wine In Australia

Tempranillo is the premium red wine grape variety from the... Read More

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just... Read More

Buying Wine, How to Read a Wine Label and Select a Great Bottle of Wine

I must admit, that for many of us, walking into... Read More

If You Plan On Drinking, Do These Critical Things Before You Leave The House

Buy a BreathalyzerA Breathalyzer is a portable hand-held device in... Read More

Tequila

It was once a ritual usually performed by a man.... Read More

Overcoming Red Wine Spills

Red wine spills can be a disaster whether they occur... Read More

Gewurztraminer Wine

Gewurztraminer is an excellent and unique grape variety that is... Read More

Champagne

Champagne is without question the finest sparkling wine made in... Read More

Pairing Beer With Food

Pairing beer with the fine cuisine has recently come to... Read More

An Idiots Guide To Wine Tasting

Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a... Read More

Red Wine Compound May Extend Life

Good news! A recent study suggested that resveratrol, a red... Read More

Ideal Wine Temperature

The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55F and... Read More

Uses of Mirror Tinted Contact Lenses

Mirror tinted contact lenses have become a topic of interest... Read More

The Origin of the Cocktail

The cocktail has the distinction of being an original American... Read More

Choosing a Wine Gift Basket

During the holiday season, most of us are in a... Read More

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn.... Read More

Wine Making and Home Brewing: Whats the Deal?

When it comes to making alcoholic beverages at home, wine... Read More

Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux is a region in France that produces some of... Read More

The Harmony Between Food and Wine

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

White Zinfandel Wine

White Zinfandel wine is a blush wine made in California... Read More

Barbera Wine

Barbera is a wine grape variety from Monferrato in Piemonte,... Read More

DWI and Blood Alcohol Concentration: What does it mean?

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the relationship between the amount... Read More

Wine Tasting -- The Traditional Way

Wine tasting is properly known as 'Wine Degustation'. It is... Read More

Carignane Wine

The Carignane grape variety is one of the most widely... Read More

Chardonnay Wine

Chardonnay is the world's most popular white wine grape. Chardonnay... Read More

Enjoy Your Favorite Wine - But With Some Rules

The mere mention of etiquette brings to mind various images,... Read More

How To Open Champagne

I manage a highly regarded web community for corporate flight... Read More

Choosing that Perfect Wine for a Dinner Party

So, you find yourself having been invited to a dinner... Read More

Build Your Own Wine Rack (In An Afternoon)

A good drink is what even Gods enjoy and to... Read More

The Truth About Red Wine and Heart Disease

Red Wine, Heart Disease, Hungry Sharks and Knights in Shining... Read More