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WINES: Let’s Talk Wine – First Impressions

WINES: Let’s Talk Wine – First Impressions

Editor's Note: This is the first article of three in a series about wine and how to assess, smell, and taste wine. We publish Stephanie Robert's articles on wine every two weeks, so come back on Wednesday, June 2 for her next enlightening article. -- Hanna Schoenrock,...

WINES: How to Pair Wine with Food

WINES: How to Pair Wine with Food

Food and wine pairing can be intimidating. But it does not have to be! There are two important steps to take to understand the relationship between food and wine. Identify the primary food and wine tastes. Understand how these tastes evolve or change when paired...

WINES: Fruity? Sweet? What Is Residual Sugar?

WINES: Fruity? Sweet? What Is Residual Sugar?

Sugar is at the heart of what makes winemaking possible but is often misunderstood.   What is residual sugar? Alcoholic fermentation is the critical process that turns grape juice into wine. During this process, the yeast feed on the sugar which converts to...

WINES: What Can Tasting Wine Teach Us about Life?

WINES: What Can Tasting Wine Teach Us about Life?

What Can Tasting Wine Teach Us about Life? The quick answer: More than you think! Let me ask you a question: have you ever thought about the difference between drinking wine and tasting wine? They are not the same.   Drinking wine When drinking wine, I take a sip...

WINES: Starting A Cellar

WINES: Starting A Cellar

Fine wine has outperformed more traditional investments over the last few decades. However, there are many factors to consider when starting your own collection. Storage considerations When starting a collection, you not only have to consider the price of the wine,...

WINES: New Zealand – Not Just Sauvignon Blanc

WINES: New Zealand – Not Just Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand exploded on the international wine scene in the early 1980s with its Sauvignon Blanc. Its fresh style with tons of grapefruit and grass made it a hit for many consumers. Even to this day, Sauvignon Blanc accounts for about 90 percent of all plantings in...

Wines: Heading South

Wines: Heading South

Heading South When discussing wine from the southern hemisphere of the globe, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina dominate the conversation while South Africa is usually left out. South Africa is the oldest “New World” wine producing country in the world.  ...

Wines: Kiss Your Champagne Flutes Goodbye

Wines: Kiss Your Champagne Flutes Goodbye

Kiss your Champagne flutes goodbye Yes, I said it.   Looking sexy Champagne flutes look sexy, especially at a cocktail party. The sparkling wine catches the light and highlights the bubbles.   The scientific argument for using flutes There is a scientific...