June 5, 2023
Believe it or not, everything in life is not about wine. Sometimes, the avid collector likes to go back to their American roots and pull out that Bourbon Special Reserve. That bottle that you casually mention at parties to spark interest. You may even want to brag a bit . . .
two women observing, smelling, and tasting different wines
Oenophilia sounds like a disease. It can be described as a deep devotion or obsession with wine either on the general pleasure side or the more rigid disciplined procedures surrounding its consumption. It’s not a word used to describe your average wine drinker. But, this “condition” is severe and
a man sitting in bed with a book in hand and a wine glass in the other hand sipping his wine before going to bed
Your work day is done, and you are ready to pop the cork off that beautiful glistening bottle of wine that you pulled out for the evening meal. As the evening wears on, you can hardly keep your eyes open as you melt into your covers and fall asleep.
several glasses of popular red wines lined up in a row
People have strong opinions about which red wine is the best. Some people stick to their favorite because they know what they like. No two people have the same experience or tastebuds. Is there really one that’s better than the other? Maybe you drink it for health benefits but
decanting red wine
Wait for it . . . When you make a selection of wine, your first instinct is to pop the cork and pour a glass to drink right away. I have regrettably done this before and then, on the next glass, remarked that it tastes so much better. Slowing
a close up of two red wine glasses sitting on a table next to each other
Shiraz is how they say it in Australia. The grape varietal originated in France, where it is called Syrah. The flavors and characteristics depend on where it is grown. The higher tannin characteristics of this variety of wine, with its bold flavors, tend to be what it is known
a wood wine storage wall with wine bottles stored in single slots
Most people do not have enough storage. It seems to be a never-ending problem. With each new move, we tend to acquire new things, sometimes, of course, due to children or a change in lifestyle. For the avid wine drinker and collector, our wine collection will continue to grow,
front view of the Kessick Tower Series wine racks
Kessick has developed a new wine racking design series, making wine storage more accessible to those looking for a more economical, high-quality option. How did they do it? Kessick streamlined the choices with standard sizes and various wine display options to reflect both traditional and transitional styles. The high
red wine paired with bread, cheese, and grapes
Have you ever been to a wine and food pairing dinner? I feel like my experiences start with the food choices first and then the wine. You may have started out with a white wine with salad, a red wine with the main course, and a sweet wine with
four hands making a new year's toast with champagne glasses
The traditional idea of ringing in the new year with a celebratory glass goes back many years. The name given to this sparkling effervescence beauty is from its regional namesake. Though its history is tainted with the nickname “devil’s wine.” Those of us who have had a less-than-lovely history
a closeup of someone placing a wine bottle in a wine cooler
I just heard a story this week about a restaurant owner who went to open a vintage bottle of wine and had to give the disappointing news that it had gone bad. They realized that it had not been preserved properly in storage and had the sudden and unfortunate