It takes two to tango
It’s a tough time of year for food and wine pairings. The cold weather encourages a heartier fare, and with it, comes heavier wines. Not a problem if you’re into that kind of thing, but what about the winos that enjoy the lighter stuff? Times like these, it’s […]
Of the 35 billion bottles of wine produced each year, less than 1 percent are intended to age for longer than five years. Most are meant for immediate consumption within one to five years. The majority of wines exhibit all the things we like about wine in balanced proportions, such as fruit, acidity, earthy or […]
Throughout my days of staff tastings, trade tastings, wine classes, and excessive binge drinking episodes, I’ve learned that tasting wine for the first time is a different experience for everybody. The following is a brief guide of how to effectively analyze a wine’s character and flavors.
Color: Hold the wine up to a piece of […]
Tannin is the unsung hero of many great wines. It provides the backbone to many older vintage wines that may be older than 10 years, but drink like they’ve been recently bottled. The secret lies in this little component that’s found in the skins, seeds, pits, and pips of grapes. It’s also found in wood, […]