Wine Worth Collecting

How Do I Tell If a Wine Is Worth Collecting?

An estimated 36 billion bottles of wine are produced around the world every year. With this much wine on the market, how do you choose just one wine worth collecting? Writer Heather Irwin says that you shouldn’t expect to collect the most prized bottles of wine in the world right away. Most collectors, even serious ones, have dozens of drinkable,...
Pairing Wine with Music

Have Some Led Zeppelin with Your Cabernet? The Delicate Art of Pairing Wine with Music

You’ve heard of wine and food pairings, but have you ever heard of The Great Led Zeppelin Wine Pairing? A vintner, a musician, and a wine expert wanted to see what would happen if they tried to pair wines with the music of Led Zeppelin. What followed were six complete courses of wine, food, and Led Zeppelin songs that perfectly complemented one a...
US Wine Prices

Do U.S. Wine Prices Differ from Global Wine Prices?

If you’ve ever traveled to another state or another country, you’ll find that the wine prices vary dramatically. Living in a state like Oregon, you’ll be used to paying zero sales tax on wines, but when you take a trip down to California for the weekend, you might find that those same wine bottles cost about 8 percent more. What determines wi...
Relocating Your Wine Collection

Properly Relocating Your Wine Collection: Inventory, Appraise, and Transport Your Wines in Safety

The first time I moved my wine collection, I thought it would be a simple process. After all, I was only moving my collection from my apartment to my new home 20 minutes away in another state. What I didn’t realize until a week before my scheduled move was that, because I was moving to a new state, I had to spend hours researching my new state’...