How To Get Rid Of Sulfites In Wine

“Sulfites (also spelled sulphites – ˈsəlˌfīt) are compounds that contain the sulfite anion SO32−. The sulfite ion is the conjugate base of bisulfite. Although its sulfurous acid is elusive, its salts are widely used.” Are you still with me? The fact is, I could go on and on talking about …

Wine Facts [Part 8] – A Butt Of Wine

BUTT A “butt” was a medieval unit of measure used for wine and other alcoholic beverages. It is also a large cask (also called a pipe) that contains about 475 litres (126 gallons) of wine. That means if you fill the barrel up, you technically have a buttload of wine! The inner …

The Responsibilities Of A Wine Cooler

If you live in California and you love wine, you probably have a wine cooler or a wine cellar. And if you don’t, well you oughta get one! But beware, owning a wine cooler or a wine cellar comes with responsibilities. There are two potential problems with owning a wine cooler or …

Songs About Wine For Your Listening Pleasure

I put together a list of songs about wine, specifically for those relaxing wine-sipping evenings ;) I grew up surrounded with people who cherish wine. Both sets of grandparents live in two very notorious and respected French Wine regions: Côtes du Rhône and Bourgogne (Burgundy). Needless to say, I imbibed a ton and …

Wine Corks And Cork FAQ

I gathered a few questions and answers about natural cork from the world wide web. Whether true or not, they make us think about our recycling obligations. The wine industry has introduced other ways to protect wine after finding its way inside the bottle. Those are synthetic stoppers and aluminum screw caps, both scientifically …

Wine With A Pun In The Name

Everybody loves a good pun, especially wine puns! Puns are quite popular in parties and small gatherings, and so is wine. Little did you know, puns pair very well with wine… So much that they are used by winemakers themselves. So I came up with a list of wine with a pun in the name. …

Hugo Wine Cocktail

Nothing says fun like a brand new wine cocktail. And boy, did I have fun last weekend with my Hugo wine cocktail – Epicurean fun that is ; ) As always, the setting and the conditions were perfect. It was a warm afternoon and we were celebrating someone’s birthday. That special …

Steak Tartare Wine Pairing

I confess, steak tartare is my guilty pleasure. So much that it has become my first meal every time I travel back to France. After landing in Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, I quickly Uber over to one of my favorite restaurants on Place Dauphine near Notre-Dame and cheerfully order my steak tartare. Best …

Glühwein – The mulled wine of Germany

It is never too late to try new things, and not too long ago I tried glühwein for the first time! The experience was quite endearing, and I am excited to share it with you – along with the recipe, of course. And you’re welcome ; ) First, a little historical …