Wine Facts [Part 1]

What does the most expensive bottle of wine cost?  How did the wine industry start in the United States?  What is the most efficient way to chill a bottle of wine?  These and many other questions about wine will be answered here.   PRICE TAG • The most expensive bottle price …

Biodynamic Wines

In an earlier post titled Green Wines, we briefly talked about biodynamic wines. Let’s now have a closer look and pierce through the mysteries of biodynamic farming: vineyards grown without chemicals and grapes harvested at nights displaying a full moon. In spite of all the preconceived notions, this serious practice …

Wine Changing Process

You’ve probably heard people talk about “investing in wine”. We’re buying wine to drink it, not to sell it… so where is the return on investment? The return on investment is not monetary, unless you sell your wine but that doesn’t make a lot of sense and that’s a “risky …

Wine Pairing Is Fun!

You’ve heard this saying before: “Good wine pairing is most successful when the wine and the food come from the same region”. Truth or myth? Well, it is mostly true, but everyone is entitled to an opinion and fortunately, there are a lot of opinions out there. Some might say that …

Wine Score And Point System

What does it mean to drink a 90-point wine?  Can you really taste the difference between that and a wine that scores 95 points?  Who comes up with these numbers?  And more importantly, why should you really care? You’ve heard this from me before.  If you like the wine, then …

Phinney’s Wines [Part 2]

As I mentioned in the last post, this is all about winemaker Dave Phinney and the great wines that he has crafted. After tasting the two Grenache/Syrah blends – ABSTRACT & D66 – and the two Zinfandel-based wines – THE PRISONER & SALDO – we moved onto the Cabernet Sauvignons.  …

Phinney’s Wines [Part 1]

In my last post, I mentioned a Zinfandel/Cabernet Sauvignon blend called THE PRISONER.  I was first introduced to this wine around 2003.  It was the first Zin/Cab blend that I had ever had, and it was the first wine by Dave Phinney that I tasted.  Who is Dave Phinney you …

Green Wines

The “green” wine phenomenon has been happening for as long as wine itself. Only lately, it has been labelled green wine for reasons we will discuss in this post. Due to easy access to new technologies (including farming, land management, disease control, harvesting and more), winemaking has evolved greatly in …