A change in the season is a reason to try new wines al fresco; features white bordeaux and a very young malbec.
Getting a bottle of Schramsberg brings me back to memories of visiting the winery and meeting the people there who work so hard to preserve their traditions and legacy. And having spent the past month reliving so many moments from my travels over the years, viewing old photos and blog posts, I cannot think of a better way to celebrate these memories than with my Schramsberg.
A lot of people like to stick with only the wines that they know. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying what you like, but in order to more fully appreciate wines and discover their hidden qualities, step out and try something new.
It’s the third Thursday of November. Wine drinkers around the world are celebrating the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Where is it from, what is it and why is it celebrated?
If you don’t have the right kind of corkscrew, even a pro can be let down if the right tools aren’t used when opening a bottle of wine. You don’t have to spend a fortune; you just have to know what works best and how to use it.
Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the biggest wine growing locations in France. Named for the move of the Pope to Avignon in the 14th century, it produces exceptional red and white wines.
French wines are considered the best in the world. One reason is because they have standards that wines must meet in order to be allowed to have certain titles on their labels. They also have a wide variety of grape growing climates. Each region of France has its own wine characteristics.
As a seemingly “low-profile” wine, Rosé often gets a bad rap. What is a Rosé? Why have some European producers fought to preserve its legacy? Why I believe Rosé is so versatile.
Argentina and Chile are both good climates for wine grapes. Both countries are renowned for their reds, while also producing several notable white wines. While Argentina produces wine on a similar scale to the U.S., Chilean wines were nearly unheard of outside of Chile until very recently.
A wine’s legs refers to the way it drips down the inside of the glass after you swirl the wine. In the past this was used as a measure of the quality of the wine, but the belief has lost favor. Don’t ogle the legs, but focus on taste and smell.