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About Wine Ponder

Wine Ponder is a personable wine blog enjoyed by people around the world.
It is a global epicurean escape documented by two wine enthusiasts, with a particular appeal to food and wine.
They are on a fun mission to find the most exciting places, new wine experiences, emerging trends and sensations.

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Wine With A Pun In The Name
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...
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Wine Names Pronunciation Guide With Audio
Wine Names Pronunciation Guide With Audio
Wine Names Pronunciation Guide by Wine Ponder and hosted exclusively on the Wine Ponder website! Not being able to pronounce a word can be embarrassing....
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Wine With An Animal In The Name
Wine With An Animal In The Name
If you're a wine drinker (and shopper), you have noticed a very high usage of our faunal friends on wine labels. Do you care to...
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Large Format Bottles
Large Format Bottles
The Wine Ponderer has already written about Wine Bottle Shapes And Sizes.  But I wanted to address why the sizes of bottles matter. Have you...
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Funny Wine Names That Will Make You Buy Wine
Funny Wine Names That Will Make You Buy Wine
Get your fill of funny wine names! Then go to the store and buy wine with funny wine names... Because it's fun and in some...
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Wine Bottle Shapes And Sizes
Wine Bottle Shapes And Sizes
All wine bottles are not created equal! Their physical shape differs greatly from one another based on the type of wine they carry. Some wine...
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Wine Quotes
Wine Quotes
Wine attracts clever sayings and memorable quotes from various people, some more famous than others. Politicians, writers, poets, philosophers, artists or wine enthusiasts, they all...
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Wine Glasses – Everything You Need To Know About Them
Wine Glasses – Everything You Need To Know About Them
My wife and I were invited to a large outdoor party a few days ago, where wine was inappropriately served in plastic cups. Seriously?! No wine...
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Our Most Recent Articles

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hugo Wine Cocktail

Nothing says fun like a brand new wine cocktail. And boy, did I have fun last weekend with my Hugo wine cocktail – Epicurean fun that is ; ) As always, the setting and the conditions were perfect. It was a warm afternoon and we were celebrating someone’s birthday. That special …

Steak Tartare Wine Pairing

I confess, steak tartare is my guilty pleasure. So much that it has become my first meal every time I travel back to France. After landing in Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, I quickly Uber over to one of my favorite restaurants on Place Dauphine near Notre-Dame and cheerfully order my steak tartare. Best …

Wine For Valentine

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching… and many people will be popping open Champagne and other sparklers to start off the festivities. But what other options are there?   NAKED WINERY hails from Oregon and offers up several provocative wine names.   Starting off is Foreplay Chardonnay from Rogue Valley – refreshing and …