• kunde_dessert A Crash Course in Dessert Wines - Why eat dessert when you can drink it? Though they’re often served with dessert, most dessert wines are actually meant to have as dessert. They go best with cheese; the saltiness makes you appreciate their sweetness. Dessert wines are almost as varied in form as table wines, because the interesting ways they’re made affect the taste.... Read more »
  • wine6 11 Expensive Wine Myths Debunked - The wine world runs on myths. Wine is not like designer clothing that you can touch, or a car you can test drive. We don’t really know what’s inside the bottle, so how are we induced to spend $30—or $300—to find out? Sometimes it’s with good information, and many expensive wines really are delicious and... Read more »
  • Blind-Tasting_small How to Host a Wine Tasting That Rocks

 - Want to host a wine tasting but you’re not sure how? Here are a few tried and true tips to guide you. To throw a tasting party, simply have each guest bring a bottle (or two!) of wine around a theme. Ideas for tasting themes can be: the varietal of wine (such as cabernet sauvignon,... Read more »
  • wine glasses for wine varietals How Many Types of Wine Glasses Do You Really Need? - How many types of wine glasses do you need? Two. That’s the answer. Here’s the explanation. Riedel will tell you that you need separate glassware for Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, etc. It’s hogwash. Malarkey. Poppycock. Here are some truths about wine glasses.   1. Wine does taste better out of a wine glass versus other... Read more »
  • Citrus salad How to Throw a Bubbly Brunch - Is there any other brunch worth hosting or attending? I think not. While everyone is making omelets and serving oj, step up your brunch game by choosing the best bubbly and pairing it with a delicious seasonal spread. Bubbles cut through fatty, rich breakfast foods and pair equally well with light salads and leaner proteins,... Read more »
  • wine_movie_star The best movie scenes featuring my favorite star, Wine - Wine is a natural addition to a great movie watching experience. If you’re watching a movie on your couch during a Netflix binge, wine is a great companion. Most new movie theaters even offer wine or beer for purchase so you can enjoy a glass of vino in front of the big screen — without... Read more »
  • martini 5 Essential Cocktails Every Foodie Should Know - If you categorize yourself as a foodie, you need to go beyond the bar snacks and get behind the bar — because playing with the nuances of liquor, bitters, and other ingredients opens up a whole new realm for exploration. So dust off your Mad Men skills, Don Draper, and bring back the bar. Classic... Read more »
  • savoir-faire-Roses-Chateau-Bonnet_image3colonnes Think Pink: A Guide to Choosing a Great Pink Wine - There’s no doubt that drinking pink is on trend. While the first warm day in April (or maybe even March) will undoubtedly usher in a season of former sorority girls and their investment banker boyfriends uncorking the pink stuff, the rainbow-ed spectrum of pale pink to orange to light red is relatively new to mainstream... Read more »
  • kunde_pasta Cooking with Wine: What You Need to Know - Cooking with wine is like this: splash in the pan, splash in your glass. Voilà! Now you can cook with wine! Master this concept along with the tips below, and your definition of being a “seasoned” wine drinker just became a whole lot more interesting. Pick your price You’ve heard it before: never cook with... Read more »