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 …

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 …

Sauvignon Blanc

It’s SUMMERTIME!  And I have advocated making a great Sangria for a refreshing wine beverage to cool things off. Another way is to drink SAUVIGNON BLANC.  In my opinion, this is a misunderstood varietal that has often gotten the short end of the wine glass by wine snobs and Chardonnay …

Shipping Wine Can Lead To Heat Damage

Just a few days ago, I purchased a case of red wine, a Pinot Noir from a winery in the Anderson Valley. The wine was shipped via UPS and carefully packed in a typical cardboard box made especially for wine. The wine was delivered with no apparent damage… but I …

Mucho Sabor Wine Pairing

Good and successful wine-paring is hard to achieve. You know, the kind that makes you so happy and content; the kind that feels like everything is right in the world. There are many factors involved, some of which are highly subjective, like your own state of mind. Trying to manufacture …

Wine Manners To Go

Manners apply to everything in life, and wine is no exception. Wine has some rules… But mostly common sense. There are certain things you should do and some you shouldn’t. In this simple guideline article, I list a few of the simplest wine rules that I also like to refer to as “Wine …

The Four Corners Of Wine

Wine may seem a little intimidating at times. So many choices, so many varietals, so many wineries! How does one remember all of that?! I for one do not remember everything I taste – if I did, my name would be Robert Parker. I don’t know all the different varietals …

What To Do With Leftover Wine

Leftover wine, what’s that? Just kidding ; ) My wife and I often end up with leftover wine, too… but generally speaking, it doesn’t last much more than 24 hours. However, some people only have one glass of wine per day and they have to find ways to make the …