We all make mistakes. While drinking wine isn’t difficult – you open a bottle, pour the wine in the glass and take a sip – there are several common mistakes many people make in the process. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are five of the most common mistakes people make with wine, […]
Every once in a while when we dine out, instead of ordering a bottle from the restaurant’s wine list, we like to bring one of our own.
For many other alcohols, we know the deal when it comes to tipping: either a dollar a drink if at the bar and the bartender simply popped a cap or poured the drink from a tap or bottle, or two dollars a drink if there was mixology involved. But what about tipping on wine, especially […]
With summer now in full swing and 4th of July squarely in our sights, we’re finally in peak BBQ season, which means many of us are preparing for the annual family reunion and BBQ. Summer family reunions are as American as apple pie, whether at the lake, the beach or even a park, these get-togethers […]
As a lover of wine, it can be hard to know when to tone it down. For those of us for whom wine is a passion, we often take every excuse we can think of to share our knowledge and passion for vino with others.
Sharing wine is quite possibly the most fulfilling way to drink it. We’d wager wine against any other booze as the most social alcohol out there. What other beverage has 4-5 servings, and should ideally be finished soon after it’s opened? Not liquor — you can crack a bottle of whiskey and solitarily sip on […]
For many people, swirling their glass of wine is an essential part of wine tasting. The swirling serves a purpose: it aerates the wine, opens it up, and allows the flavors to come alive. Before taking that first taste, aerating a wine can be the difference between enjoying the wine and hating it. So it’s […]
You’re out to eat and you’ve ordered a bottle or glass of wine, but something just doesn’t taste quite right about it. Maybe the wine is corked, maybe it’s over-oxidized, or maybe you simply don’t like what you ordered. Sending back a bottle or glass of wine can be incredibly intimidating. Your mind is filled […]
You’re out at dinner, the wine has been chosen, tasted and drunk. But, when the bill arrives, there’s still one more task at hand: who should foot the bill? Sharing wine at dinner is one of the best parts of dining out, but if you aren’t respectful and aware of your dining companions when you […]