A Beginner’s Guide to Different Types of Wine

Learning about wine is a lifelong education. The wine world is continuously expanding with each new vintage, winery, and bottle. While it’s impossible to learn everything about wine in just one article, this is our crash course on understanding and navigating the world of different types of wine. 6 Main Types of Wine Red Wines … Read more

How to Close a Wine Bottle Without a Cork

There’s nothing like opening a nice bottle of wine and dreaming of that first sip with a relaxed expression, except suddenly…the cork breaks. All wine lovers have been there (and if not, I’d love to meet that person). This is an unfortunate situation if wanting to re-use the cork, but not the end of the … Read more

The Best Food Pairings for Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir has proven time and time again what a spectacular wine it truly is. When paired with the right meal, there is a moment when you forget about everything else, and just taste the melding brilliance that makes you naturally say, “Mmm…”. These type of wine and food pairings are like soul mates; it’s … Read more

How to Properly Drink Red Wine: A Guide for Beginners

A common misconception of wine (especially red), is that in order to enjoy it, you must be some sort of connoisseur. While there are plenty of fancy, highly priced red wines to go around, the truth is that anyone (21 or older) can fall in love with wine. It’s silly to say that there is … Read more

Does Wine Freeze? The Do’s and Don’ts of Frozen Wine

If curiosity is getting the best of you, or perhaps you’ve already experienced the satisfaction of slurping on some Frosé on a hot summer day, frozen wine can be magic (or tragic) depending on how it’s done. Here’s everything you want to know about freezing wine. At What Temperature Does Wine Freeze? Depending on the … Read more

Syrah vs Shiraz – What’s the Difference & How to Serve

Big. Bold. Powerful. These three words instantly come to mind when I think of Syrah (also known as Shiraz in Australia). Other than being a great wine to pop open on a cold winter night, Syrah is also the perfect companion to a summer barbecue or picnic. And let’s not forget Sparkling Shiraz as well, … Read more

What Does ‘Dry’ Mean When Referring to Wine?

Many times, wine is described as being dry. This word refers to the sweetness, or in this case, lack of sweetness in the wine. Pretty simple, right? Well it doesn’t stop there. Off-dry, Sweet, Brut, Extra Brut, Sec, and Demi-Sec are just some of the other terms used to describe sugar levels in our bottles … Read more

How to Serve Dessert Wine: To Chill, or Not to Chill?

There’s nothing quite like finishing off a terrific meal with a glass of your favorite dessert wine. Whether you love satin-smooth Port wine, or prefer a glass of golden brilliance from Sauternes, there’s always room for a liquid dessert. Read on to learn best practices for serving and storing dessert wines (known as sticky wines … Read more

Best Wine Pairings with Fish and Chips

Fish is similar to grapes in the sense that there are many different types, used to make the same delicious product. While fish ‘n’ chips isn’t quite the fanciest of fare, the right wine paired with the right fish will take your next lunch or dinner to a whole new level of gastronomic delight. Fish … Read more