Ordering Wine: How to Look Cool

Ordering Wine: How to Look Cool

If you’re like most people, you are handed a nice leather-bound restaurant wine list and panic begins to set in as you try to choose what to order. Following a few simple rules can have you ordering wine like a pro and is sure to…

Not Seeing the Forest for the Wine

Not Seeing the Forest for the Wine

We recently tasted several California chardonnays and while most were pleasant to drink, some gave us the impression that we were chewing on an oak stump. This may be a desirable thing if you are a beaver; but we found the oak overpowered any fruit…

Wine Tasting Like a Pro

Wine Tasting Like a Pro

Many people avoid the pleasure of wine tasting for fear of drinking too much. Not only is it dangerous and irresponsible to drink and drive, it is difficult to remember what you have tasted. By utilizing the techniques of professional wine tasters, you can spend…

Zinfandel: More Than You Think

Zinfandel: More Than You Think

Many Americans know zinfandel as a blush colored slightly sweet wine that is easy to drink and appeals to many young wine drinkers. The story of zinfandel goes much deeper and has a rich history as one of this country’s most important wine grapes. Zinfandel…

Beaujolais Nouveau: A November Tradition

Beaujolais Nouveau: A November Tradition

While we are busy celebrating and giving thanks on the last Thursday of November others in different countries are playing hosts to their own century old traditions. So it goes every third Thursday in November in France when the latest vintage of Beaujolais called Beaujolais…