Ordering a bottle of wine at a restaurant is celebratory, sexy and intimidating—for everyone! But there are a few ways to make the process a little easier and less stressful. Here are some ideas. What to Spend This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but generally you want to “show respect” to the food you’re… Read more »
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re all set to purchase a bottle of wine, but you’re overwhelmed by the variety. A bottle catches your eye. Maybe it’s the label, or the shape, or the color. You pick it up and read, and then put it back because you’re not entirely sure what you just… Read more »
First, go to a wine tasting. Second, get a glass of wine. Third, taste the wine. Enjoy! Seriously though, while it can be that simple, knowing a few wine tasting basics will help you appreciate the experience even more. Once you’ve gotten a taste for tastings (so to speak) at local wineries or pubs, try… Read more »
Walking into a fancy wine cellar feels like invading a museum after hours: the hushed tones, chilly air, mood lighting, and the way the wine is laid out protectively like precious ancient pottery. Most of us don’t have that kind of space or those kinds of funds. We might have a few wines we want… Read more »
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 »
World Wine Guys give tips and recommendations on wines and spirits for a crowd.
As with other ventures in life, a wine cellar should stem from a passion for wine rather than monetary gain. The primary goal should be to collect wine that you like to drink and share with friends and family. As your experience and collection grows you can begin to add bottles of greater value for… Read more »
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 »