Wine Bottle Sizes – All You Want To Know About It

Since I started wine pondering, I wrote quite a few articles about wine bottle sizes and shapes. I just recently received various requests for more specific measurements. So I tooled myself with a tape measurer and a caliper, and I started measuring wine bottles from my own collection. Everything you want to know about wine bottle sizes and more! Bottles sizes vary based on wine types, locations, and glass manufacturers. There might some kind of standard in the wine … Continue reading

21 Funny Wine Quotes

Funny Wine Quotes

Over the last few centuries people have pondered about wine. Politicians, writers, poets, philosophers, artists and wine enthusiasts, they all use wine quotes and sayings to share the true meaning of wine. I carefully picked 21 funny wine quotes & wine expressions from my own collection. The wine quotes are listed below from 21 to 1, number 1 being the funniest. Why 21 you ask? Hmm… Wine not ; ) Countdown of the top 21 funniest wine quotes! 21 • … Continue reading

Bicyclette Wine Cocktail

As the temperature rises, make a classic Italian aperitif, the bicyclette, your go-to wine cocktail for the warm summer nights ahead. This orange-hued drink is both bracing and slightly bitter, which makes it perfect for whetting appetites before bar snacks or dinner. The best part? All you really need is three ingredients that you probably already have at home. The Bicyclette name comes from a fun story. Some time ago, old men would have quite a few of these … Continue reading

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 the sulfite’s molecular structure, its atomically single and double-bonding composition and trigonal pyramidal shape, but I would lose you faster than a speeding bullet. So … Continue reading

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 child in me will never stop laughing at this ; ) On a more serious note, a butt is generally defined to be four regular barrels, … Continue reading

The Responsibilities Of A Wine Cooler

Wine Coolers

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 a wine cellar!   Drinking Wine Too Fast If you are a member of a wine club, you conveniently receive a tasteful collection of wine every now … Continue reading

Wine Songs

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 learned even more while spending entire summers at my grandparents. There was just something about seeing the grapes being grown in that soft sunlight of France, and experiencing the whole wine-making process that really opened me up. There are large numbers of songwriters … Continue reading

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 proven to be as good, if not better than natural cork. I guess I do have a preference for natural cork but ultimately, what really matters … Continue reading

Stay Connected With Your Own Wifi Wine Bottle

By Steve Jacobson – A wifi wine bottle that is connected to the Internet?  Why would anyone want that? Well, I supposed if you have just about every wine toy out there, you might as well add this one to your collection. A Boston startup, Kuvée, has created a wifi wine bottle with a digital display on its touch screen.  You insert a cartridge that is filled with wine and up comes the info on … Continue reading

Wine With A Pun In The Name

Everybody loves a good pun, especially when they’re clever. 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. I love funny names. As well as anecdotes and jokes, the whimsical labels and names given to wine are a particular source of amusement. … Continue reading