Featured Articles Aging a Bottle Of Wine – What Does This Mean Today

Aging a Bottle Of Wine – What Does this Mean Today? »

Tweet The old adage “all wine improves with age” is only partially true. Only a few varieties of wines actually get significantly better with age. Only about 10% of red…


Cheeses, Chocolates and Other Wine Tasting Treats

Cheeses, Chocolates and Other Wine Tasting Treats »

Tweet If you are having a wine tasting party, or even just a sunny afternoon, relaxing with friends by the pool, appetizers served with a suitable wine can be a…


How Does A Vineyard's Region Affect A Wine?

How Does A Vineyard’s Region Affect A Wine? »

Tweet Great wines start with great grapes from great places. With substandard raw ingredients, there is no way to produce anything other than a substandard wine. This being the case,…


Wine Basics

Wine Tasting Terminology »

Wine Tasting Terminology

Tweet The wine tasting world is full of unusual words, like tannin, maderized, ponderous and even cloying. No matter how…

Wine Tasting Techniques »

Wine Tasting Techniques

Tweet If you asked ten people about their techniques of tasting wine, you would probably get as many different answers.…

Types Of Wine – Know Your Reds And Whites »

Types Of Wine – Know Your Reds And Whites

Tweet Red and white are only the beginning of the types of different wines. This initial classification of wine is…

Proper Wine Storage Temperature and Humidity »

Proper Wine Storage Temperature and Humidity

Tweet Temperature and humidity are two of the most overlooked aspects of wine tasting. When wine is not kept within…

What’s In A Wine Label? »

What's In A Wine Label?

Tweet Wine labels can be fun and informative, but also somewhat daunting, especially if you are actually trying to interpret…

How To Find Wines Priced Within Your Budget »

How To Find Wines Priced Within Your Budget

Tweet Unless you’re hosting an extremely important occasion, or you are a wine connoisseur with unlimited funds, high priced wines…

How The Style Of A Wine Glass Affects Taste »

How The Style Of A Wine Glass Affects Taste

There are as many different wine glasses as there are wines, but this does not mean that you will need…

Wine Explorations

Bedrock Wine Co. – where past heralds the future »

Tweet Twenty-one years before Morgan Twain-Peterson started Bedrock Wine Co. in 2007, he was already ahead of the curve. As the son of Joel Peterson, the founder of Zin powerhouse Ravenswood, Twain-Peterson was practically reared in a cellar. He made his first wine, a Pinot…

California winemakers bottle exclusivity »

It's the crush at Kosta Browne Winery, a Sonoma County maker of pinot noir that's become one of the hottest wineries among investment bankers, venture capitalists and enthusiasts. Michael Browne, Kosta Browne's co-founder and winemaker, grabs a cluster from a tub and eats some of…

Nebraska wineries show resiliency during recession »

Tweet Despite the recession and the pinch put on people’s discretionary income, Nebraska enters 2011 with more wineries than ever before. “In 15 years, we’ve gone from one winery to 26,” said Paul Read, the University of Nebraska’s main resource on the wine and grape…

Wine: Toning down the tannins »

Tweet From making your mouth pucker in astringent agony to giving it a velvety caress, a wine’s tannins can be the source of pleasure or pain. While some of New Zealand’s earlier red wines had more grip than a Masonic handshake, there’s been a textural…

Artisanal Wine: Five Talented Wine Professionals, Five Points of View »

Tweet What is an artisanal wine, and what are the factors that are necessary to call a wine artisanal? I posed this question to five wine industry leaders. I think what is interesting is although there are factors that certainly can be agreed upon, most…

Wine industry looks forward to a fruitful 2011 »

Tweet After a sobering few years of weathering the recession, the domestic wine industry can now toast to cautious optimism. That was the message for some 2,000 wine industry professionals who attended the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s State of the Industry presentation Wednesday morning…

Wine News

Tiare Technology Launches Wireless WineList System at Award-Winning Centro and Django Restaurants »

Tiare Technology announced today that it has deployed its patented Wireless WineList solution at two leading, wine-oriented restaurants managed by Orchestrate Hospitality.  Centro and Django…

Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival Tickets on Sale »

Tickets for the second annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival will go on sale January 27, 2011. …

Patterson Cellars Opens Tasting Room on Western Avenue Below Pike Place Market »

Based in Woodinville, Patterson Cellars is thrilled to open a second tasting room in the heart of Seattle, on Western Avenue below Pike Place Market…

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