Ready to get to know a wonderful wine? Introducing Fiano, a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown primarily in the Campania region of southern Italy and on the island of Sicily. Have you tried it? I hadn’t, until I tried WineShop At Home’s recently released 2020 Fiano, which is great. Tasting the wine prompted me to get to know the grape more and share my findings with you. Thank you to Wine Folly, WineMag, who calls the grape Campania’s Rising Star, and Sauced & Found for their help with this article.[Read more…]
I just read the most bizarre factoid about watermelon and wine. Did you know that in the 19th century, a particular monastery decided that the combination would result in your dying and going to hell? OMG. Let’s look into this mystery here.[Read more…]
You know about all the wine tasting rules. Right? Well, today, we’re going to break one of the most important rules, the order you taste the wines.
Why is this rule so important? The traditional tasting order helps make sure that you get the most out of every wine you drink. You don’t run the risk of dulling your palate or making a wine taste too acidic.
Why is it okay to break this rule? It’s wine, for goodness sakes. You’re allowed to have fun with wine. You’re allowed to break the rules.[Read more…]
Woo hoo! We held our virtual OTBN yesterday, and it was fun. Today I’m going to share the results of our Virtual OTBN with you.[Read more…]
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably know the acronym OTBN. It stands for Open That Bottle Night. This wonderful evening was created by the Wall Street Journal wine writers in 1999 as a time to get people to open up the very special bottles of wine they may have been saving for just a little bit too long. The date for OTBN is the last Saturday in February. In 2021, it’s time for our very first virtual OTBN. Read all about it here.[Read more…]