Category: Education

How does Wine Spectator rate wines?

Ever wonder how Wine Spectator goes about tasting and rating their wines? They have posted a very nice video on their site to let you in on the secret.

Cooking with wine

The conventional wisdom is that you should always cook with a wine that you would drink. I think that is complete and utter nonsense. The aforementioned conventional wisdom probably sprang from the days when folks would buy bottles labeled cooking ...

Viognier

Wine experts usually exhort their readers to branch out and try new styles. Usually this is an effort to move people out of their cabernet and chardonnay ruts. Often times the recommendation for chardonnay drinkers is to try viognier. While ...

Cheap Pinot?

This is an excellent article on Pinot Noir, and some winemakers who are striving to put it on all of our tables. Having tried some of these, I like what they are doing. Sure, they aren't spectacular examples of the ...

Waiter, there is dirt in my wine!

How much dirt is in your wine? They observed during the course of the growing season that in almost all vineyards there will inevitably be various human impacts to the soil -- from tractors and other mechanical equipment making trips hither ...

Drink wine and smile.

Red wine is good for your teeth. A class of chemicals in red wine grapes may significantly reduce the ability of bacteria to cause cavities, according to a US study published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. That wine ...

Where is the best place to buy wine?

These days there is no shortage of places to buy wine. There is wine at the supermarket, there are huge chain package liquor stores, there are specialty shops, wine clubs, and Internet shopping available to almost all of us. Personally, I ...

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