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

Wines Similar to Riesling: A Guide to the Riesling Realm

Originating from Germany, Riesling (also called Rheinriesling or Johannisberger) is a highly acidic and aromatic grape—which makes for fantastic dry, sweet, and sparkling wines. Notable aromas are lemon, lime, petrol, and jasmine. The strong acidity level makes this one of the best white wines to age.  Fun fact: The oldest drinkable wine in the world … Read more

Wine Pairing Recommendations for Eggplant Parmesan

If there’s one thing Italy is most loved for, it’s the food. Italians pour their heart and soul into their cuisine. Carefully selected ingredients create one delicious masterpiece after another, and Eggplant Parmesan (Parmigiana Di Melanzine) is an everlasting example of this. Layers of perfectly fried eggplant, stretchy mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese baked together in … Read more

What to Bring to a Winery Picnic: Tips and Hacks

Depending on your location, Spring, Summer, and/or Autumn can mean it’s time to start preparing for some serious wine time with your closest friends. In my mind, winery picnics for adults are equivalent to Disneyland trips for kids. Time gets lost on carefree hours of pure bliss – and sometimes you even meet some funny characters. … Read more

Which Wines are Similar to Merlot?

Bursting with notes of red and black fruits and carrying round, smooth tannins, Merlot is an exquisite wine to say the least. It has the ability to appeal to almost all red wine drinkers (a safe choice to bring to a party). As for white wine drinkers, Merlot is a great choice if you’re looking … Read more