Wine Stories [Part 5] – Champagne Stories

Champagne’s effervescence cleanses the palate, it makes food more enjoyable, and more importantly, it is more effective than tequila when trying to close the deal with a date. Champagne is arguably one of the greatest inventions that happened to mankind. And, like most great things, Champagne was discovered by accident. …

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 …

Locations Wine Tasting

By Steve Jacobson & Laurent Jouvin – Dave Phinney is one of the finest winemakers of our time.  He made his name when he made the great Zinfandel-Cabernet Sauvignon blend, THE PRISONER.  He followed it up with a great Zinfandel, SALDO. His Syrah, D66, is a superb wine… among many …

Optimal Wine Serving Temperature

A few months ago, I wrote about the ideal wine storage, and gave out a few tips on how to store wine without a wine cellar. Storing your wine for proper aging is important, and serving it at the right temperature is just as critical. Optimal wine serving temperature can turn a …

Celebrity Wine [Part 3]

Welcome to part 3 of “celebrity winemakers”. In this article, we feature Jeff Gordon, Robert Mark Kamen, Fergie, and last but not least Antonio Banderas. Enjoy and make sure to check the bottom of the page for more celebrity winemakers! Enjoy and check back later for more!   9 – Our …

Celebrity Wine [Part 2]

In addition to donating millions to charitable organizations, spending time to help various people in need, more celebrities are getting involved with what really matters: WINE! This is part 2 of “celebrity winemakers”. Enjoy and check back later for more!   5 – Let’s be honest… We ALL remember actor Jason Priestley as the …

Celebrity Wine [Part 1]

They come from all over the place, they are actors, musicians, race car drivers, politicians – or all of the above – and they have one thing in common… they all have a deep appreciation for wine and winemaking. Oh and money… they all have money. As a matter of …