Why Wine Gift Baskets? 4 Reasons They’re a Joy to Give

Wine Gift baskets make wonderful presents: they’re both luxurious and practical, not to mention elegant and thoughtful. They can be customized to the taste of the recipient, and they keep on giving long after the special event has passed. Any occasion is appropriate for a gift basket: weddings, … [Read more...]

Top 50 Best-Selling Amazon Wines

  Amazon Wines Everyone Should Try Where do you like to buy your vino? A wine and spirits store? A grocery store? A convenience store? Amazon.com? Great news, wine fans: everyone's favorite online superstore sells vino! The wine.net team took a look at Amazon's list of Best Sellers in … [Read more...]

Wine Battles: The Perfect New Year’s Eve Wine Game

Wine Battles is an educational wine game where members explore amazing wines and engage in a social wine competition. Wine Battles is a revolutionary tournament-style wine competitions. You, the Battler, drink, review and vote for your favorite wines! Regardless of your role (host, cook, or … [Read more...]

Wine With Turkey: Which Wines Pair Best with Thanksgiving Dinner?

When it comes to preparing the perfect turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, there are an endless number of factors to consider. How will you be preparing your turkey? What will you be serving on the side? Are other people bringing food? What’s for dessert? And then, of course, there’s the most important … [Read more...]

The 9 Most Sought-After “Organic” Wines

One of the most popular new trends in the world of vino is the production and consumption of organic wines. Given the prevalence of organic foods, this development isn’t very surprising. Even if you haven’t been participating in the organic food movement, any wine buff should consider giving organic … [Read more...]

Veraison: A time of change

Véraison is a viticulture term representing "the onset of ripening". It is originally French, but has been adopted into English (veraision). The official definition of veraision is "change of color of the grape berries." Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening, and … [Read more...]

Aging White Wines

Strong opinions about aging Letter writers to newspapers rarely have praise to offer. People tend to be motivated to write to wine columnists only when they are upset with something they’ve read or want advice. It takes a strong opinion to write a letter, even about something as unremarkable as … [Read more...]

Alsace

Alsace: One of the Finest Growing Regions in the World One of France’s finest wine-growing regions, and one of its least understood, is the Alsace, a northerly region bordering on Germany and with a populace that is as comfortable speaking German as French. The grape varieties of Alsace (almost … [Read more...]

The Wonderful World of Aging Wine

  A question wine lovers ask when contemplating buying a bottle of red wine is: how will it age? Or, more applicable these days, will it age at all? Aging wine is an age old question. There are various answers to this riddle and, in general today, I hesitate to suggest that any red … [Read more...]

Port

Pass the Port Growing up there was always Port wine in the house.  My father was in the Navy for 23 years where he learned about Port from centuries of naval history and tradition, which began with the 18th century British naval forces.  Thanks to the Methuen Treaty of 1703, merchants were … [Read more...]