Some friends and I were trying to come up with wine slangs recently. We were only able to come up with a few, so I decided to devote this article to wine slangs. A big thank you to the New York Times, firstwefeast.com and foodandwine.com for their help with this article. I now have a much bigger list of cool wine words to use. But I’m always looking for more. If you have any, please share them. [Read more…]
The other night, we had an incredibly fun tasting to honor my friend and social media guru Lee Lonitz for his TV debut. Lee was one of the three featured guests on the wonderful restaurant review series “Check, Please Bay Area,” hosted by wine expert Leslie Sbrocco. The show was fantastic. If you haven’t seen Lee’s performance, please watch it here. Because Wine and Cheese rhymes so beautifully with Check, Please, I decided it was a good occasion to do a wine and cheese tasting. And because the show focuses on deep diving into how people like restaurants, I thought it would be a good idea to do a deep dive into a wine and cheese tasting. [Read more…]
I recently had a wine-tasting host ask if it would be possible to do a fruit-only wine tasting, where the only food served would be fruit. She has a lot of friends with special dietary needs and thought that a fruit-only wine tasting could be a fun alternative. I said I was game, but I wanted to spend some time coming up with specific suggestions. In this article, I’ll share what I came up with. [Read more…]
We did a very fun blind wine tasting yesterday where we compared expensive wines to reasonably priced wines. Each person or couple brought two wines, one that cost around $100 and a similar one that was reasonably priced. We had four sets of wine to go through. It was an incredibly fun learning experience that I’ll share with you in this article. [Read more…]
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about what wines you’d like to have on hand for all of your summer get togethers, including barbeques, pool parties and more. Today’s article is devoted to my favorite sizzlin’ summer sippers from WineShop At Home.