Pulling the Cork from Wine Ratings

Pulling the Cork from Wine Ratings

Whenever you shop for wine, you will find some with “shelf ticklers”, a tag with a numerical rating, given by a prominent wine publication. This number is often accompanied with colorful tasting notes telling you what you can expect when you buy the wine. Retailers…

Wine Faults can Stink

Wine Faults can Stink

The table is set. Your guests have arrived to enjoy the meal you have been preparing for hours and you spent half a day choosing the perfect wines to go with your masterpiece dinner. You lovingly open the bottle and pour the first round into…

You say Syrah, I’ll say Shiraz

You say Syrah, I’ll say Shiraz

While in the mall Christmas shopping, we were struck with a few humorous memories.  Remember the beanbag chairs of the 70’s? Those brightly colored stuffed bags of fluff found in everyone’s family room are back bigger and fluffier than ever. Or how about those cheesy…

A New Year, a New Wine

A New Year, a New Wine

Happy New Year! New technology has made it possible for even the smallest winery to eliminate much of the guesswork of wine making and the results show in the finished product. The downside to technology is that many wines are loosing some of their varietal…