Shape of the wine glass affect the taste of the wine

Does the Shape of the Wine Glass Affect the Taste of the Wine?

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: Blandy’s Malmsey Madeira Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé Bouchard Pere et Fils Domaine de la Romanee Conti Chateau Angelus Years ago, I brought my favorite bottle of Blandy’s Madeira to my family’s annual Christmas dinner party. I asked my sister to get our mom’s Port glasses out of the bar cabinet, but she returned...
Open a Wine Bottle Without Breaking the Cork

How Do I Open a Wine Bottle Without Breaking the Cork?

  MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Tenuta Marchesi Antinori  -Sine Qua Non  -Domaine de la Romanee Conti   The first time I opened a stunning bottle of 30-year-old Antinori Solaia the cork crumbled inside. Fortunately, I was able to salvage the wine, but it was a terrifying few moments. No one told me that older wines often have fragile corks that...
Wine Prices Around the World

Wine Prices Around the World: There’s More Wine on the Market Than Ever, But Is It Really a Benefit?

The other day, one of my friends mentioned that she’d just had a great bottle of Picpoul Blanc from Paso Robles in California. My friend is not a wine connoisseur, so I found this announcement surprising. This is a woman who normally only buys the same cheap bottle of Chardonnay, yet here she is, drinking an obscure grape that originated in south...
don't like pinot noir

Don’t Like Pinot Noir? Learn How to Love This Varietal with a Step-by-Step Guide

This summer, I was enjoying a casual dinner at my favorite wine bar with a good friend. He adores fine wine, which is why I was surprised to hear him say, “I don’t like Pinot Noir.” Our sommelier was shocked too. How could an experienced collector who regularly buys Screaming Eagle Cabernet and Angelus Bordeaux say that he dislikes one of the...
what kind of food goes well with red wine

What Kind of Food Goes Well with Red Wine?

A few months ago, I had a hankering for blackened salmon, so I found the perfect recipe and ended up with a beautiful dinner that just needed a good wine to go with it. The only problem was that my white wine collection wasn’t up to the task. As I looked through my wine fridge, I saw beautiful bottles of dry Chenin Blanc, New Zealand Sauvignon Bl...