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 Cab is aged in new French oak for 10 months and is made from 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec … Continue reading

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 be missing out on your wine’s best flavor profile. I have started to collect quite a few bottles over the years. Though I have a … Continue reading

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. I should know since I had to learn English practically from scratch when I moved to Los Angeles in the 90’s. To this day, I continue to mispronounce certain words, but my sons make sure to correct me when I do ; ) English has been widely propagated around the … Continue reading

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 next winemaker is a NASCAR Cup Series champion, a dedicated family man, the founder of a successful children’s foundation… I present you the one and … Continue reading

Palmina – Wines For All Seasons

During a recent trip to the Santa Ynez Valley, a few friends and I had the pleasure to visit some amazing wineries and taste some stunning wines. As Steve J. said in one of his recent posts, one should not be afraid to try and discover new wines… and that’s exactly what we did. One of the highlights was the Palmina Winery and tasting room. This might have been one of my favorite places considering … Continue reading

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 golden boy Brandon Walsh on the original version of the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. After cultivating a wild interest in wine in the early … Continue reading

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 fact, they have enough to own their private vineyard and make their own wine! They are celebrities. They once shared a dream and turned it … Continue reading

Recorking Wine

Re-corking aged wines is a rare practice that consists of retiring the old cork of a wine bottle and replacing it with a brand new one. As an average, some wineries suggest replacing the cork every 20-30 years. Some recommend doing it after 15 years. Since a lot of wine consumption is done within 1-2 years after purchase, this practice isn’t widely spread, though it is considered an important part of storing wine and guaranteeing its … Continue reading

Fun Wine Cocktails – Mimosa

Nothing says party like a good bubbly! Sparkling wine makes every occasion so much fun and exciting. From the desirable shape of the bottle to the glamorous style of the flutes, from the powerful sound of the cork popping to the much coveted drink, it is no wonder Sparkling wine keeps tickling our tastebuds time after time. Sparkling wine is a versatile drink that also allows for quite a few cocktail options. One of them is the … Continue reading

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 cases, quite tasty ; ) Funny Wine Names   From the rudest to the most absurd, from the unorthodox to the conventional, wine names have been a lot more creative and inspired than in the past. Some of them still carry the winemaker’s family name, the name of the château … Continue reading