Year: 2014 Archives

Sparkling Wine Corks

Ever notice that sparkling wine corks, once out of the bottle, look very different than still wine corks? Aside from the mushroom-like cap, they are made up of several different pieces of...

Climate Change and Wine

It’s no secret that climate change is affecting our lives. A reduced ozone layer is altering weather and temperatures around the world affecting agriculture. As wine is an agricultural product, it is...

Wines for Summer Sipping

Summer’s here and wine styles we sip should reflect the season. Forget about those big, rich, alcoholic, oaky, complex numbers that fuel the cooler weather. Instead, vie for light, crisp, fruit-driven, unoaked...

Naturally “Lighter” Wines

Previously, I discussed the fact that alcohol in wine has calories, but really never offered any suggested wines that are naturally lower in alcohol without looking for manipulated “light” wines. Generally, those...

Calories in Wine

With the warm weather here, most of us are looking at ways to ensure we fit into our swimsuits. That means exercising more and watching calories. When it comes to calories in...

Dinner Wine

How often does this happen to you? You’re invited for dinner and you usually bring along a bottle of wine. However, more often than not, the wine you bring doesn’t get opened...

Increasing Wine Sales

If you own or manage a restaurant and you want to increase wine sales, there are some pretty simple solutions. Have bi-weekly or monthly tastings with your wait staff utilizing some of...

Wine Pours in Restaurants

Ever notice that when you order any more than a glass of wine in many restaurants that aren’t overly wine savvy, the waiters keep topping your glass up way beyond the comfort...

Wine as a Marinate

Wine makes a great marinate. There is no finer way of installing a wine’s flavour into a dish. Perhaps more importantly, the acid in wine helps tenderize meat. This is especially beneficial...

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Wine and Memory

Good memory is a real plus in wine appreciation. Remembering and recognizing certain sensory characteristics is crucial to judging wine. Of course making tasting notes helps, but what good is building up...

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