The Five Most Essential Wine Storage Tips You Need To Know

No matter how seriously you take wine, the reality is that wine is a pleasurable product. It can be enjoyed on many levels, from wine coolers at the beach to a collection that warrants a mention in your will. But enjoyment is why wine exists. It is a pleasure to drink wine. It is a fascinating hobby … [Read more...]

Bourbon vs Scotch: A Tale of Two Whiskies

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between all those dark spirits? What is the difference that makes a seasoned scotch sipper different from a pleasant and smooth bourbon? Here we present the real story to distinguish one from the other! “Whiskey” or “Whisky”? This is a rather confusing … [Read more...]

Aging White Wine

By Dan Berger   We all know the pitfalls when we decide to age a bottle of red wine – or a few hundred! Any such experiences can be fraught with problems, which we observe ruefully when an episode goes sour. And inevitably many do in fact go sour. We’ve all experienced the disappointment when we … [Read more...]

Savoring A Glass Of Wine : What Makes Your Wine Sing

When you reach for a glass of wine and pour your favorite, particularly after a stressful day, or to unwind with buddies - do you ever think about what is inside it??   Aside from grapes (that we all know), patience and passion, it’s mostly water and alcohol in wine. In fact, it is this … [Read more...]

Food with Flair: Tips for Choosing the Best White Wine for Cooking

Using wine in your cooking is a fantastic way to add a complex layer of flavor to a dish. Wine is a perfect way to enhance sauces, marinades, soups, salad dressings, and even desserts (see: red wine chocolate cake, poached pears in white wine, and roasted fruit with Marsala syrup). The problem is … [Read more...]

Decanters

By Dan Berger Most of the fine wines we are offered in wine shops these days are too young to be appreciated at their best. There are several reasons for this, but the primary one is that wine is a living product, and shortly after it completes its fermentation and is technically wine (and no … [Read more...]

Wine Alcohol Content: Important Facts to Know

The Truth About Wine Alcohol Content It’s a common misconception that all wines have a similar alcohol content. As the logic goes, wine is wine, right? Not so. From variety to variety, the alcohol content of wine can differ quite wildly. Some wines can have a 12 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), … [Read more...]

Wine Glasses

By Dan Berger Wine snobs will tell you that any wine tastes better in crystal wine glasses, especially those with a very thin rim and very narrow stem. And there is no question that such glasses can be advantageous when tasting certain red wines, certain white wines, and even certain specialty … [Read more...]

Wine Coolers

By Dan Berger People who like dry table wine are often seen as well above the soda pop culture that seems to have pervaded Americans’ drinking habits for decades, mainly because wine is generally considered to be dry or at least very slightly sweet. Soda contains a lot more sugar than most … [Read more...]

Wine Openers

By Dan Berger One of the greatest advances in wine packaging over the last decade or so has been the use of screwcaps to seal bottles of wine that are intended for immediate consumption. The twist-off aluminum cap now so widely used has the wonderful advantage of making wine accessible to … [Read more...]