If you’ve got cases of wine stored here and there around your house and want to buy more, you may want to consider building a wine room. Here are some considerations to evaluate such a project. Continue reading
If your blood runs red, white and rose, but you think you still need a bit more education on the fundamentals on wine, then this excellent wine book entitled <i>The Wine Bible</i> is perfect for you. Starting with the basics, Karen MacNeil takes you on a journey through the properties of soil and sunlight that craft an excellent wine. Suddenly, why wines vary from different regions of the world will become crystal clear. But that’s not all you’ll learn in this 910 page classic. Continue reading
Because most people think that all wine automatically gets better with age, questions concerning proper cellaring lengths and techniques are among those most often posed by novice connoisseurs in their quest for information about how to age wine. Those new to the pleasures of wine would do well to remember, however, that 90 percent of the wines currently in production aren’t meant to be matured for long periods of time but rather appreciated as they are. Continue reading
With the motto “Get Ready to Uncork Some Fun in the Sun,” who wouldn’t want to visit the 27th Annual Sandestine Wine Festival? Taking place at Baytowne Wharf from April 19 to 21, 2013, this Southeast wine festival brings 800 wines to the tip of your tongue. With four days full of tastings, dining, cooking demonstrations, seminars and more, this is an event that wine aficionados do not want to miss. Be sure to purchase advance tickets as these events could certainly sell out before opening day. Continue reading
If you love the rich flavors of Pinot Noir as they glide across your tongue and awaken your senses, then the 2013 International Pinot Noir Celebration is an event you simply cannot miss. The 27th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration will be held July 26-28 2013. The night before the event officially commences, guests are welcome to register early. It’s advisable to do so as the Vineyard Tour and Winery Lunch starts promptly at 9:15 a.m. the next morning. Continue reading
If you love a more-than-great glass of Pinot Noir, you need to turn your head to the west coast. Lying in an expansive region, the Sonoma Coast wine country stretches across the country with its diverse array of varietals.
Why is this area becoming such a formidable region for this blend that pleases the palates of many? Well, as most wine connoisseurs and aficionados know, the land from which grapes hail has an important effect on the taste and flavor of the wines. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love the taste of a delicious succulent steak? If you’re like most food lovers out there, you likely cannot wait to chomp your teeth into a piece of prime rib or a cut of filet mignon. Even though steak is quite tasty by itself, the flavors are heightened by selecting the right wine with which to pair it. Read on to learn how to plan out multiple food and wine pairings for steaks. Continue reading