Category: Articles

Blind Tasting is the Only Way to Rate Wine Fairly

Blind Tasting is the Only Way to Rate Wine Fairly BY SEAN P. SULLIVAN in WineMag.com   Blind tasting is at the heart of our ratings and reviews here. But what does that mean exactly? Don’t worry. We aren’t putting blindfolds on ourselves and fumbling around for the wine glass. Though that would be fun to […]

Sunday December 8th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Iron Age Celts bonded over love of wine, suggests study

Iron Age Celts bonded over love of wine, suggests study Story by – Chris Mercer in Decanter Celts in southern Germany were sipping Mediterranean wine by the Danube river up to 2,700 years ago, and it wasn’t just for social elites, suggests new evidence.    A recreation of how Heuneburg might have looked in the […]

Saturday November 30th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

The World Atlas of Wine, new edition released!

The World Atlas of Wine new edition released By Huon Hooke in The Real Review – WINE BOOKS Hear ye, hear ye! The new edition of the world’s most famous wine reference book is being released. The World Atlas of Wine, 8th edition, edited by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson and published by Mitchell Beazley, […]

Sunday November 24th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Drinking Champagne is Key to Living a Long Life, Says 108-Year Old Woman

Drinking Champagne is Key to Living a Long Life, Says 108-Year Old Woman By Ashlie Hughes in VinePair Want to live past 100? Forget the healthy eating and endless hours on the treadmill, just head to your local wine store and pick up some bubbles.  At least, that’s the advice from the staff at Southlands […]

Saturday November 23rd, 2019 in Articles, Spotlights | No Comments »

HOLIDAY “DRINK” BOOK GIVING IDEAS

HOLIDAY “DRINK” BOOK GIVING IDEAS from Imbibe Magazine Grasping the Grape: Demystifying Grape Varieties to Help You Discover the Wines You Love by M Chevriere If you’ve ever been baffled by wine descriptions like “tightly coiled” or “fast, slippery, sappy,” then Maryse Chevriere is the wine writer for you. A sommelier and James Beard Award-winning […]

Sunday November 3rd, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Isn’t it time to embrace Merlot again?

Isn’t it time to embrace Merlot again? By Bob Highfill RecordNet.com Actor Paul Giamatti appeared as a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and admitted something surprising.  “I don’t know (bleep!) about wine,” Giamatti said. “I don’t know jack (bleep!) about wine.”  He could have fooled me and, apparently, many others. Giamatti’s performance […]

Monday October 21st, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

How, When, and Why It’s Okay to Send Back a Bottle of Wine

How, When, and Why It’s Okay to Send Back a Bottle of Wine By Zach Geballe VinePair.com Outside of being handed the check, few moments at a restaurant are more daunting than immediately after a sommelier or server pours the wine you’ve ordered and stands there expectantly, awaiting your judgment. The vast majority of patrons […]

Sunday October 20th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Coffee is more like wine than you think!

Coffee is more like wine than you think! BY ANDREW ROBERTSON presscoffee.com A parallel can easily be drawn between the worlds of wine and coffee. The cheaper versions of each are widely available and economical, and can easily be separated due to their lack of quality. At some point, people tend to evolve from “it […]

Sunday October 13th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Meet Ann Colgin

Meet the woman behind the Napa Valley wine company that currently has a waitlist for its coveted vintages By Emily Rella, AOL.com In the modern world, careers tend to be defined by a 9-5 job that pertains to what you studied in school, what your skillset calls for and what you see as being a […]

Saturday October 12th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Food and Wine Pairing in Less Than 500 Words

Food and Wine Pairing in Less Than 500 Words by my friend Tim Gaiser MW Recently I had lunch with a colleague. At some point during our conversation he bemoaned the complexity of food and wine pairing and how difficult it was to get the right match, much less explain the concepts. I countered saying […]

Sunday October 6th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »