I like to provide information that helps people get more enjoyment out of wine. Today I thought I would share some fun wine basics. These are questions I often get at my wine tastings. [Read more…]
Many wine lovers get passionate when discussing the comparative virtues of old world wine and new world wine. For people new to these terms, old world wine comes from France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the classic wine-making regions of Europe. New world wine comes from everywhere else.
So why do people get so excited about this topic? Pride is a key reason. Every country believes they make the best wine. So if you come from France, your old world wine is the best. If you come from New Zealand, your new world wine is the best.
Beyond the emotion that comes into play, there are distinct differences between old world and new world wine that I will highlight in the simplified table below. [Read more…]
How do I help people understand the fun life of a wine consultant? How do I show people how much fun it is to lead wine tastings, build a team of great wine consultants, “edutain” people about wine, help fellow wine consultants build their businesses, taste great wines all the time, and delight in the wine world?
I recently discovered Animoto, a very cool way to put together nice videos very quickly. I decided to use Animoto to show you how much fun it is to be a wine consultant.
The wine industry has many industry-specific wine terms that can be a bit daunting, especially for newcomers to wine. In this article, I will provide brief explanations of key wine terms. [Read more…]
Happy New Year! In the tradition of making new year’s resolutions, I’d like to propose a set of wine resolutions. [Read more…]