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

How to Properly Serve and Store Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous wines in the world, for many reasons. From the rolling Napa Valley hills to the riverside banks of Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon has the impressive capability to adapt to many different terroirs. Terroir: the complete natural environment in which wine is produced. Environmental factors include soil, topography, and … Read more

What are the Least Bitter Types of Red Wine?

I hear many people say they prefer to drink dry wine. One common reason for this is a growing concern with excess sugars in our diet. Other consumers feel that sweet wines are less “serious” and prefer to be associated with a taste for dry varieties. But the search for the least bitter red wine … Read more

5 Other Uses for Wine Racks in Your Kitchen

We all know that wine racks are a go-to when it comes to storing wine, but what if I told you that there are several other uses for wine racks in the kitchen? For starters, wine racks can be used for storing other beverages besides wine. Beyond that, their innate charm lends to many other … Read more

Chardonnay vs Chablis – What is the difference between the two?

There is a lot of confusion in the wine world about Chablis. In contrast, people tend to have strong feelings about Chardonnay. Regardless of which side of the chardonnay vs chablis issue you find yourself, Chardonnay is the prized grape of Chablis. What is the Debate? Have you ever heard people talk about how much … Read more

What is a Smooth Red Wine?

Wine has its own language. Learning how to navigate the vocabulary will help you to buy and enjoy more of your favorites. So, what exactly is meant when referring to red wine as smooth? Smooth most commonly refers to the ease to drink, or drinkability of wine. If you’re looking for a wine that is … Read more

Soft vs Acidic Wine

Are you curious what makes a wine “soft” or “acidic”? Maybe you’ve heard a wine you’ve shared with a friend described as one of the two. Or, maybe you’ve described a wine that way…without really understanding if it’s true (don’t worry – you’re among friends here). Well, we’ll help you dial in your understanding of … Read more