Wine drinkers seeking Bordeaux-style big red wines need look no further than Temecula to find them. Located just seven miles off the 15 Freeway, Wiens Family Cellars has been making wines of the Bordeaux variety here for the past six years. “Known for Big Reds,” Wiens differentiates itself by concentrating on producing Bordeaux blends with big intense flavors, rich colors and long aging life to equal those of Napa and Sonoma.
[singlepic id=1966 w=320 h=240 float=left] Even if you’re not in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day, you can have your own Fête de la Bastille wherever you may be, with some great French wines! In France, Bastille Day is a national holiday to celebrate the storming of the Bastille – a medieval fortress-prison in Paris, symbolic […]
The wonderful pink salmon colors of this wine from the Rhone Valley add to its aesthetic appeal as a true French rosé. The first sniff reveals terroir notes of rocky mineral soils balanced with floral rose petal-like qualities. If you could smell a warm spring day in a wine this may be it.
So, you’ve misplaced your saber and now you’re wondering how you’re going to open that bottle of bubbly without shooting your eye out tonight. Here are 5 tips on popping the cork (and pouring) like a pro!
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.
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.
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.
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.
People describe wine using words like “spicy” and “earthy.” The meaning is just a description of what the taste and smells remind you of. Read this article to learn how to describe wine like the pros.