Year: 2013 Archives

“Pinot Envy” Book Signings/Readings

It’s customary for authors to do personal appearances and book signings when he or she publishes a new book. With “Pinot Envy” just released and being about wine, this gig could be...

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The Story Behind a Wine

I’ve always said there is a story in every bottle of wine. Some more than others! Since wine is a product of nature, technology, creativity, and often family, every single one weaves...

“Pinot Envy” is Here!

Looking for a light, comic, wine mystery novel for your summer reading? Look no further…”Pinot Envy” is here. My new book just came out July 16 to rave reviews (http://www.winedoctor.ca/mybook.html). Follow quirky,...

Al Fresco Wining

There’s nothing quite like dining outside in the warm weather. Here’s what you should know wine-wise. First of all, choose wines that are fruity, robust, hearty and crisp, with little, if any,...

Wine Infused Snacks

Today the nectar of the grape seems to be everywhere, like in chocolates. Well, a New York-based, artisan popcorn manufacturer teamed up with a New Zealand winemaker to create two new wine-soaked...

Growing/Fermenting Wine to Music

A German winemaker has started playing classical music to his fermenting wine claiming that the wine is better because of it. If sound wave frequencies can impact on humans’ health, then why...

New Screw Cap Cork

You knew it had to happen. The world’s largest producer of cork, Amorim from Portugal, and O-I have created the HELIX. This innovative wine closure/bottle combination is an interesting mutation of the...

Wine Placement in Tasting

When tasting many wines at a tasting, where a wine actually sits in the lineup can affect your perception of it. This is a common problem. Say you’ve just tasted an absolutely...

BYOB

Some restaurants offer a BYOB or “Bring Your Own Bottle” program, allowing you to bring a wine from home to accompany your meal and only be charged a “corkage fee”. From many...

Evolution of Wine Enjoyment

There was a time not too long ago when if you wanted some wine you simply uncorked a bottle and poured yourself a glass. Today there are more closures in wine bottles...

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