A Wine Bottle Inspection is an important part of buying wine

The Importance of Wine Bottle Inspection: This Simple Step Could Save You From Wine Fraud

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -1995 Sine Qua Non The Bride -Lafite-Rothschild  Receiving a spoiled or fraudulent wine from an online retailer is immensely frustrating for wine collectors. Unfortunately, this is exactly what one Wine Berserkers forum member experienced when he bought bottles from an auction website a few years ago. After winning an onlin...
Colgin and Scarecrow made some of the best 2014 Napa Cabernet

The Best 2014 Napa Cabernet: From Colgin to Scarecrow

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2014 Colgin -2014 Corison -Heitz -Schrader -Scarecrow -Opus One -2014 Joseph Phelps -Screaming Eagle  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is so much more than a bold, jammy fruit bomb; in years when the weather is perfect and the harvest conditions are just right, even the boldest of producers can craft wines that are balanced,...
Our graphic will show How to Read a German Wine Label.

How to Read a German Wine Label

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Reichsrat Von Buhl -Fritz Haag -Grünhaus -Dönnhoff -2001 Dr. Loosen -2003 Christoffel -1971 JJ Prüm  Although sommeliers are well-versed in nearly every wine style imaginable, some still struggle with one wine in particular: German Riesling. They might be able to talk for hours about the origins of the obscure Négrette...
Wondering what to do with wine you don't like? Give it away or cook with it.

What to Do with Wine You Don’t Like: A Post-Holiday Guide

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2006 Lafite-Rothschild For Christmas one year, my aunt gift-wrapped an entire case of wine for me. At first, I was excited to receive what was clearly a case of wine, but when I finally got the wrapping paper off, my excitement turned into dismay. The wine was low-quality white Zinfandel that I knew I would never drink. Alt...
Best Red Wine for New Year's

Beyond Champagne: The Best Red Wine for New Year’s Parties

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Sine Qua Non -Leflaive -2000 Leroy -1976 Lopez de Heredia -2009 Dal Forno -2014 Duckhorn -1995 Sine Qua Non Red Handed -1995 Smith Woodhouse -1989 D’Oliveiras When you think of the aftermath of a New Year’s Eve party, you probably picture dozens of empty and half-empty Champagne bottles scattered around the room. But wh...
For the best champagne for new year's eve, try a mature vintage champagne.

Choosing the Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -1971 Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon -Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé -Krug Grande Cuvée -1999 Salon Le Mesnil -1990 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé  Champagne and New Year’s Eve go together like bread and butter–no New Year’s celebration feels quite right without a flute of bubbly to toast with when midnight s...
The best wine for christmas dinner doesn't overwhelm the main dish.

Choosing the Best Wine for Christmas Dinner

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2004 Vietti Barolo -2006 Taittinger Every year, my family makes an enormous batch of lasagna on Christmas Eve. While this Italian holiday tradition makes for a delicious dining experience, sometimes, finding the perfect wine pairing can be a challenge. The layers of creamy ricotta, spicy sausage, acidic marinara, and butter...