Remember when people used to say that you were an alcoholic if you drank alone? Happily (or sadly), with social distancing, I don’t think people are saying that anymore. For those of us who enjoy wine, a glass or two every night might be just what the doctor is ordering. Okay, perhaps not Anthony Fauci. But maybe other doctors. So the big question is: Can you enjoy wine while social distancing. Are there any rules to follow?[Read more…]
Lately, I’ve been reading a number of articles that talk about average wine prices dropping in part due to the fact that millennials don’t like wine as much as they like other types of alcohol. Wow. By 2027, millennials will have more spending power than Boomers. Double wow. In this article, we’ll explore millennials and wine. [Read more…]
Three cheers for winter! Don’t you love having the rain come down so that you don’t need to water your lawn? Don’t you love having an excuse to get nice and cozy in front of the TV on a Friday night? Don’t you love the healthy air? Most importantly, don’t you love winter wines? Winter wines are what we’ll be talking about today. [Read more…]
Top 5 Red Wine and Cigar Pairings
I am delighted to share this blog written by Daniel Stauffer, a devout cigar enthusiast. Please see his bio at the end of this article. The ritual of selecting, cutting, and lighting a fine cigar beautifully parallels the ceremonious way that wine is poured, swirled, and tasted. This reverence that enthusiasts have for both makes each a natural fit when it comes to flavor pairing. Both offer a vast spectrum of complex flavor profiles and distinctive regional varieties. To help you find the right flavor combination between your wine and cigars, here are our top five red wine and cigar pairings.
At our Big Game party today (Cal won!!!), the host insisted that we not bring wine. When I got to his house, I saw that he had 12 bottles wrapped up for a blind tasting! Very interestingly, he put a lot of information on each bottle: the grape, the region, the year. Pretty much everything except for the brand. When we asked him why he did this, he said that he wanted us to focus on what we liked about each wine. As you can see from the title, after four hours of watching the game and tasting 9 wines, he did the great reveal. All the wines were Kirkland! Today we’re going to explore Costco’s Kirkland wines.[Read more…]