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Wine Ponder

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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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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

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 …

Le Cuvier Winery

There is a fun little winery in Paso Robles that I recently visited that I wanted to share with you. It is called Le Cuvier – which translates to “The Vat”… referring to the casks that wine is aged in. There is a great quote on the winery website (lcwine.com) from …

Glühwein – The mulled wine of Germany

It is never too late to try new things, and not too long ago I tried glühwein for the first time! The experience was quite endearing, and I am excited to share it with you – along with the recipe, of course. And you’re welcome ; ) First, a little historical …

Thanksgiving Wines 2015 Edition

Thanks for the wineries… Ah, yes… Thanksgiving… A time for giving thanks to family and friends… And what better way to give thanks than sharing a bottle of wine.  But what to buy? Every grocery store and wine emporium has their recommendations.  And I would say give them a try… …

New Halloween Wine List

It’s Halloween time for the little kids… which means candy… and “Hallo-wine” time for the big kids… and you know what that means… I was in a WORLD MARKET store recently and was inundated with Halloween wines.  Keep in mind that I am not necessarily recommending these wines – as …

Some New Wines To Try

I really enjoy trying new wines… and when I find something I really like, I want to tell the world. So here goes…   First up – 2013 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles I really like Paso Cabs. I have mentioned Justin previously… as well as Chateau Margene. This …

Aging Wine With Peace Of Mind

Aging wine or cellaring wine is a complex matter. Not all varieties of grapes are capable of being aged and even wines that are usually aged in Europe are often made to be enjoyed sooner in the U.S. However, without knowing the ideal storing temperature or length to age, you may …