Aging Wine With Peace Of Mind

Aging wine or cellaring wine is a complex matter. Not all varieties of grapes are capable of being aged and even wines that are usually aged in Europe are often made to be enjoyed sooner in the U.S. However, without knowing the ideal storing temperature or length to age, you may …

Wine Names Pronunciation Guide With Audio

Wine Names Pronunciation Guide by Wine Ponder and hosted exclusively on the Wine Ponder website! Not being able to pronounce a word can be embarrassing. I should know since I had to learn English practically from scratch when I moved to Los Angeles in the 90’s. To this day, I …

The Health Benefits Of Champagne

I drink some Champagne but not as often as I wish. Unlike red or white wine, I only drink Champagne for special occasions, such as family reunions, holidays, graduations, etc… Yes, Champagne is a special drink and I like it that way. That said, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a …

Wine Stories [Part 5] – Champagne Stories

Champagne’s effervescence cleanses the palate, it makes food more enjoyable, and more importantly, it is more effective than tequila when trying to close the deal with a date. Champagne is arguably one of the greatest inventions that happened to mankind. And, like most great things, Champagne was discovered by accident. …

Fun And Creative Wine Glasses

Wine has multiple personalities based on when, where and the people with whom it is enjoyed. Wine can be snotty and pretentious, classy and sophisticated, tasty and appealing, sexy and seductive, but it can also be fun and creative! The glassware of choice is greatly based on the above dispositions. …

Clos Montmartre – A Vineyard In Paris

Every time I go back to France to visit my family, I always spend a few days in the “city of lights”. But Paris is so much more than just its colloquial reference. It’s the music in the streets, the monuments, the museums, the cabarets, the farmers markets that go for …

Square Wine Bottles

Through the many years of winemaking, we’ve seen lots of various specialty wine bottles. From time to time, winemakers will purposely choose a new bottle shape to stand out from the crowd and get a better chance of being recognized and remembered by the consumer market. It’s a risky marketing …

Celebrity Wine [Part 5]

In this new celebrity wine article, we’re doing it Hollywood style. Some of the most renowned actors and directors have decided to flee the city of angels temporarily to devote themselves to the art of winemaking. Today, we feature James Cameron, Richard Gere, Kyle MacLachlan, and movie director / cinematographer Michael Seresin. 17 – …