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…]
Last week I wrote an article called “Looking for a Great Side Gig?” where I talked about why you might enjoy becoming a wine consultant. In the article, I said that our wine consultants lead fun wine tastings in people’s homes and offices, giving guests the chance to try fantastic wines made by Napa winery WineShop At Home before they buy them. This week, I thought it would be fun to tell you about what a WineShop At Home wine tasting is. I’ll do this in a Q&A style, since you are likely to have many questions.
If hosting a wine tasting sounds like fun, let’s talk. If joining my team so you can lead wine tastings for others sounds like fun, let’s also talk. I’ll share my contact information at the bottom.[Read more…]