So we all have that friend that brings over homebrewed beers on a Saturday night. “It’s so much better than Megabrewery beer!” they say. It’s actually not that expensive”, they claim. Reality in both claims is much hazier than they suggest. But, how many of us know a home wine […]
Wine bottles are interesting and beautiful. They come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. If you’ve had an evening indulging in different wines, you will notice that you have a collection of different shaped bottles. Why?
Years ago, before I was the wine geek I am today, I was interviewing for a sales job at Southern Wine and Spirits. It seemed like a great job — after all, I love wine and I’m a good salesman. One of the interview questions was: “What is the difference […]
Every year the wine world waits for one of the best wine holidays of the year. Thursday, November 17 is the excitedly awaited Beaujolais Nouveau Day. What is it? Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine made with 100% Gamay grapes harvested in the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais is a sub-region […]
Do you love wine, but find the French wine to be confusing and intimidating? The French system of classifying wine is one of the most complicated and seems counterintuitive compared to the American system of classifying wines by varietal. Region First French wine is classified first by the region in […]
How did that wine grape get its name? Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinor Noir … these are all wines that we mention frequently, but where did these wines get their names? In America, wines are frequently named for their grape varietal if the wine is not a blend or its predominant varietal […]
This weekend, I was relaxing and watching a movie with some friends and some Rex Goliath Merlot. On my ottoman/coffee table was my wine, a bottle of Mt. Dew, and my cat, Tribble. The lime green upright bottle of Mt. Dew was too much for him to resist, and he […]
Four ways wine fits into a healthy, slimming diet.
In a previous article, I discussed how red wine was improving my health and some studies that showed why. Now it seems there are even more health benefits to moderate wine consumption, due to the miracle potential of reveratrol. Resveratrol, the miracle compound A study set to appear in the July […]
I have a friend, Bryan, with a rather sensitive stomach. Acid reflux, heartburn, queasiness, ulcers, and other ailments hit him from time to time. He’s also an integral part of our weekly wine podcast, so it often creates problems. He’s even had to cancel wine trips because of it. He’s […]