I hope you had a fantastic Halloween. I thought this holiday was as good an occasion as any to test a basic rule of wine: the rule about pairing wine with dessert. At the two tastings I led this week, I had my hosts put out candy, in addition to the normal wine tasting foods, and I asked the guests to try each candy with each wine. Please continue reading to see what we discovered. [Read more…]
You’re having friends over for a rollicking evening of wine tasting. Each person or couple is bringing their favorite bottle. The big question is: How do you determine the best wine tasting order? This article will walk you through the things that are helpful to think about to truly nail your wine tasting order.
Please keep in mind that everything in this article is a guideline. If you want to start with Cabernet and finish up with Chardonnay, be my guest. But know that the tastes of certain wines are likely to diminish or damage the tastes of the wines that follow. I recommend following a few simple rules to get the very best wine tasting order – and the very best wine tasting experience. [Read more…]
Many of you have told me that you’d like to create your own custom-label wines. So I thought I would devote a blog article to creating custom-label wines. Happily, you can create your own label in 9 easy steps. [Read more…]
With the fall season upon us, the holidays are right around the corner. And guess what that means. It’s time yet again to think about gift giving. What do you buy the person who has everything? How about your clients who are all over the map? It’s so overwhelming. Until now… Custom-label wines are a great holiday gift. In this article, I’ll highlight the many reasons and tell you how you can buy them. [Read more…]
Have you ever dreamt about becoming an independent wine consultant? Perhaps it’s not a very normal dream. But when I saw this t-shirt, I couldn’t resist talking about the possibility. Who knows. Maybe this article will prompt you to have such a dream tonight. If it does, you know where to reach me. [Read more…]