Fining Agents Such As Milk, Fish And Eggs Can Be in Your Wine – Vegans Be Warned

What do wine and milk have in common? They are both liquids, they both vie for a healthy living, but more importantly one helps the other look and taste better…  How so? Fining agents! Just this last week, I was in Burgundy France visiting my sweet grandmother who was celebrating …

Wine Poetry

Do you know what pairs well with wine? Poetry. I like to call it “Wine Poetry.” Wine Poetry Wine inspires the mind and the soul. Many moviemakers, songwriters, painters, and poets use wine throughout their artistry. Wine poetry is when winemakers and poets come together to entertain humankind. Two enchanting …

Tin Foil Capsule – The Quality Brand Of A Wine Bottle

Let’s take advantage of the warm summer days to discuss a subject that we hold close to our heart, a topic that inspires our meals and apéritifs: The wine. This time, we won’t talk about varietals, vinification, or vintage… We will talk about the tin foil capsule. Not the beer …

SOMM: Into The Bottle – Ten Wine Stories With Compelling Interviews

In my last article, I went through the documentary SOMM.   This post covers the follow-up movie about ten very compelling wine stories, SOMM: Into The Bottle.  You don’t have to have seen SOMM to watch Into The Bottle, but it is helpful. Somm: Into The Bottle – Ten Wine …

SOMM: The Making Of A Master Sommelier

What does it take to become a Master Sommelier?  The movie SOMM documents four Master Sommelier candidates through their journey of taking the most demanding exam in the wine industry.  In an effort to join the prestigious and exclusive organization, “The Court of Master Sommeliers”, you need to be an expert in …

The Fence Wine Project / Great Wine Sharing Experience

Fence wine… What is Fence Wine??? Fence wine is a one-of-a-kind wine sharing experience that is quite pleasant, yet they are few and far between these days. Fence wine is a recipe for happiness and I am about to explain how YOU can enjoy it as well. Sure! Anyone can do it… You simply …

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 …