Who needs wine in stinking glass bottles anyway!?!? In this video, Kris Chislett (Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine) and his good buddy Joe Talentino (avid Boones Farm drinker) blind taste the top 4 alternate package wine brands of Chardonnay, and see what we think is the best. You might be surprised at which wine came out on top… All wines were tasted 100% blind under strictly controlled conditions. Video is not part of…
Learn the primary methods used for sparkling wine production including the traditional Champagne method and the tank method (used for Prosecco).
This small wine region straddles the Oregon-Washington border and offers some of the best examples of Syrah in the United States.
It doesn’t matter if you’re working in the wine business or love wine as a hobby and side-passion, wine maps are an essential way to understand wine on a deeper level. This latest set…
While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties, that have taken on an almost uniquely South American identity. Here are the top five you need to know about:
Chardonnay and Viognier are both full-bodied white wines but they have subtle differences. Learn how to identify these wines (even blind) and gain a deeper understanding how to pair them with food.
So much of our understanding of flavor in wine comes from a focus on grapes, but there is another major ingredient involved in winemaking that greatly affects the flavor. Yeast.
There are several white wines that go above and beyond the typical fruity-fresh white style and deliver a savory complexity that is worthy of even the most ardent red wine fan.
Cult wines are the pigeon-blood ruby of the wine world. They are extremely rare benchmark wines that exhibit the expression of a particular winemaking region. Of course, actually getting to taste a cult wine presents a bit of a quandary, so here’s an alternative…
Learn how to find great Alsatian wines on your own by understanding the region’s wine classification system. You’ll learn about the styles of Alsatian wines but also get to make sense of how the varied soils affect top wines including Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris.
The taste of Champagne is greatly affected by the shape of the glass! So, in order to have the best tasting sparkling wine, here’s a little insight on how to choose the right glasses for your Champagne preference.
Red wine in the summer is about as palatable as warm mayonnaise. If you’ve been hiding in a dark air conditioned room just to enjoy a glass of red wine, there’s hope for you yet!
Get the lowdown on wine in a can. We’ll explore some of the top canned wine options today and show you how to serve these wines to improve the taste.
It’s almost weekly that I receive an email from someone thinking about building a wine cellar in their home, and looking for my personal recommendation on a good wine cellar builder. Of course there’s wine cellars and there’s wine cellars. My “wine cellar” consists of my closet containing a 200 bottle wine rack and no temperature control. It does the job…for now…but for those looking for something a little more serious, I always send them…
Here are 12 facts about Cabernet Sauvignon that might surprise you.
Sangria is a drink commonly served in Spain and Portugal. It traditionally consists of red wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener and…
No matter how you look at it, what we consume defines our health. By improving our sense of taste, we can learn to crave the food and drink that are better for us in the long term.
The best tip on pairing wine with pasta is to ignore the pasta and pay attention to the sauce. Here are 5 popular sauces and several suggested wines (both Italian and otherwise) to get you started.
3 Greek white wine varieties that are perfect for beaches, picnics and anywhere you might arrive at on a bicycle or in a canoe. These light-bodied white wines each offer their own individual character.
We charted the sweetness in wine from the wines that are bone-dry to richly sweet. You might be surprised to notice that many sweet-tasting wines are less sweet than they seem and many seemingly dry wines are more sweet than you might realize.
Here are 7 wine words that help describe those indescribable flavors we taste in wine.
Get to know Hungarian wines with an introduction of 4 of Hungary’s most intriguing wine regions: Tokaj, Villány, Eger and Nagy Somló.
USDA organic wines are known not to age as long as conventional wines because of one pesky little problem. Of course, there are some notable exceptions you should know about