If a goblet filled with seven fingers of Merlot is sloshed your way across an assumedly sticky bar, it might seem like the bartender has taken a liking to you. That may be true (you’re so great!), but, sadly, one thing is certain: The person pouring the wine doesn’t care about what’s in the glass.
When I was first getting into wine, I purchased a bottle of Chardonnay from the Jura that came highly recommended. (And rightly so; it remains one of my favorite bottles.) Inspired in no small part by the twin ”self-care” and ”treat yourself” movements, I attempted to open the wine in bed, while queuing up a […]
You know those really, really hot summer days when you unconsciously turn the AC down to, like, winter-level temperatures? When you turn your room or apartment into a mini-fridge because you’re kinda pissed at the sun, and then about two hours into your chilly victory, you realize you’re shivering? Well, that’s what we’re all doing […]
In recent years, it’s been impossible to get through a summer without someone bringing up the topic of chilled red wines. While it may feel like breaking the time-honored tradition of cold whites and warm reds, drinking red wine chilled can be a fun and refreshing way to explore and integrate these wines into the […]
“You’re gonna want to pop the cork and let this bottle of red open up for thirty minutes to an hour before drinking it.” WHAT?! I teach a wine class once a week and no matter what the subject is about, at the end I always take general wine questions. And more often than not this one […]
If you really just want to drink some wine, the only thing you need is a wine bottle and a safe way of getting into it. But if you’re a newbie or even veteran wine lover, you should probably stock up on a few essential accessories. We’re not talking wine-pun pillows or novelty cups, we […]
Pouring wine can often be somewhat of a messy experience. The bottle drips, wine gets on the table, and then you wind up having to clean it all up. So we enlisted our Wine Geek, Keith Beavers, to demonstrate how to properly pour a glass of wine. Use his technique and your bottle will never […]
Opening your bottle of wine, you stare longingly at the beautiful air-blown glass vessel set upon the table, a gift from your wine geek pal that’s been sitting in your cabinet for months now.
While many people know you need to serve Champagne, white wine, and rosé cold, did you know that you are also supposed to chill red wine before serving it? Wine’s flavors and aromas benefit from being served at the correct temperature, but don’t worry, making sure you do so isn’t rocket science.