HOW TO…Taste Wine Like a Pro

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Wine has a hideous habit of getting lumped with the snooty, snobbish and downright pretentious – but why? We all drink it, we all enjoy it. Today, with these 5 simple steps,we we destroy that stereotype and give wine back to the people, huzzah!


We are starting off with the wine already poured, if you are uncertain of the etiquette to get you to this point then you will LOVE my post on ‘HOW TO…Look Like You Know Red Wine’. This covers all the basics from selecting a wine to pouring it correctly.



There is a lot of conflicting nonsense floating around about how you should hold your wine glass, so simply remember this:



It is as simple as that – If your glass has a stem use it!


The only exception to this rule is the Brandy Snifter, easily distinguishable from a wine glass, it has…

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25 Sauvignon Blancs From Around the World

With almost 300,000 acres of Sauvignon Blanc planted worldwide, this multifaceted variety has solidified itself as one of the most popular white-wine grapes for winemakers and wine lovers alike. It is extremely versatile in style and terroir expression, and examples range from the typically dry, mineral-driven wines of the Old World to the often intensely…

via 25 Sauvignon Blancs From Around the World — Wine Enthusiast Magazine

America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2018

This year, we have more geographic range than ever before, reflecting how fantastic wine and food are reaching every corner of the country. We’re loving spots in smaller cities that are impacting their communities; precise, tightly focused or seasonal wine lists; and the celebration of diversity and inclusion proliferating in the restaurant industry. We’re also…

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Riedel launches new ‘Performance’ glass range

Glassware company Riedel has launched a new range called ‘Performance’, designed to enhance the wine tasting experience. Riedel ‘Performance’ range Riedel ‘Performance’ range The new series is the first range from Riedel to have bowls with a ‘light optic impact’, according to the glass producer. 175 more words

via Riedel launches new ‘Performance’ glass range — Decanter

Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These

When thinking sushi, the first thought is usually sake (saa-kaay), and rightfully so. Colloquially known as Japanese rice wine, sake is actually closer to beer than wine. But, that’s another story. So, in lieu of the classic, let’s chat (sushi-friendly) grape-based beverages. In this article, the aim is to simplify some of that “what if,”…

via Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These — Wine Folly

WINE LABELS THAT DOUBLE AS HIGH ART

You don’t have to visit a museum to view great art. There’s plenty to be found at your local wine shop. Here are just a few examples of fine art on wine labels from around the world. Britto bottle by Bodegas NortonBodegas Norton Barrel Select Malbec, Mendoza Argentina. Brazilian-born artist Romero Britto celebrates warmth, optimism,…

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