How To Make Airplane Wine Taste Better

  “Good afternoon passengers. This is your Wine Ponder captain speaking.”   Traveling abroad is fun. As much as we love home, leaving the daily routine brings excitement and the second we board that plane, we forget all of our worries and peacefully surrender to the captain and his crew …

Wine Label – Message On A Bottle

A wine label is a message ON a bottle. What’s outside the bottle counts, too. It is the beginning of a story, a preamble to what’s inside. As I said in previous posts, a label is a major factor that influences our decision to buy or pass. In some cases, …

Cardinal Wine Cocktail – Best Recipe In Town

Is it happy hour yet? Perhaps it is, but if it’s not, this Cardinal wine cocktail recipe is sure to bring you a few minutes closer to it ; ) Also known as a Communard (with Beaujolais wine), the Cardinal wine cocktail is a French apéritif from Burgundy, France. It is a …

All The Wine Movies You Want To Know About

Most theaters won’t let you sip wine during the movie, but catching reruns at home can solve that problem (and many others if you ask me – I’m not a big fan of movie theaters). And what better movies for pairing with a favorite bottle of wine than a film …

Wine Discounts And Price Tags

Buying has become a necessity of our modern times and buyers always love a good discount. When buying a car, a new pair of shoes, or the latest and greatest smartphone, special offers and discounts are always welcome. Wine is no exception. If I happen to be in a grocery …

Wine Stories [Part 4]

STEALING IS BAD… STEALING WINE IS WORSE! Large wine presses, barrels and old bottling equipment demonstrate how much work was involved before wine could reach the palate. Making wine today is no picnic, and it sure wasn’t 500 years ago! Wine was considered a “divine” drink that only the most …

Wine Facts [Part 6]

What are those little whites lines near the punt of a Champagne bottle? What does dégorgement mean and how does it work? What is the difference between appellation (AVA) versus grape varietal? And finally, what is Noble Rot? You’ll find all the answers to these questions in the following wine facts. …

Halloween Wine

Nobody needs a holiday to enjoy a glass of wine, but they do offer a good excuse to do so. Since we started this blog, Steve and I have written about various holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and even Valentine’s day! Wine tends to gather people around for …