You have probably already heard the stories or seen the pics of Jay-Z and Beyoncé pouring large bottles of Champagne into hot tubs and onto club-goers. The now-iconic Armand de Brignac ”Ace of Spades” Champagne, which is owned by Jay-Z and retails for $300 a bottle, is not your average Wednesday-night, takeout-and-Netflix wine. It’s oversized and symbolizes celebration. […]
For many of us, the second a wine list is placed in our hands at a restaurant, we begin to panic. Ordering wine at a restaurant piles on the pressure. Will everyone at the table like our selection? How does retail pricing measure up to restaurant fees? Can the somm tell I don’t really know […]
Crushing bottles of our favorite whites and rosés is definitely our preferred springtime activity. But repurposing those bottles into cute crafts is a close second. With the weather warming up, we can’t wait to start pimping out our gardens. While flowers, herbs, and shrubs are the obvious choices, why not dress up your digs with […]
Winemaking is a business surrounded by mystery and folklore. But when it comes to bottling, the intrigue disappears in favor of efficiency and cool gadgetry. Contrary to popular belief, most wineries don’t bottle their own wine. Instead, they rely on mobile bottling machines — otherwise known as the coolest wine technology you’ve never heard of.
Ever find yourself standing in your kitchen realizing that you have a collection of empty wine bottles lining your counter? Many of us collect corks and save them for future projects, though why not do the same with bottles? With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better opportunity to get into the spooky spirit […]
When we buy wine for parties, we buy multiple bottles—a couple of reds, a couple of whites. But what if you could buy four bottles in one? Or what if you did something really awesome, and a regular-size bottle just seems insulting? What if you have a yacht to christen this weekend?
What seems important on a wine label can vary drastically, depending on where the wine is from, if it’s a varietal, whether the winemaker is going for aesthetic or information—or just straight up girl power shock value. Good news for you: there’s really only a handful of essential things you need to know on any […]
Wine bottles come in all shapes and sizes, from tall and slender to short and stout. And while the bottle shape doesn’t make a difference in terms of impacting the wine’s flavor, the bottle chosen does often represent a good amount of history and tradition that reflects back to where the wine is made.
With empty wine bottles frequently overflowing out of my recycling bin, I often dream of finding the time to make use of my creative energy and turn them into a new household item. Now, please note that I used the word ”dream,” in the last sentence. This time I’d like to find, well, it never […]