My “Blended Wines vs. Varietal Wines” article generated great comments on LinkedIn that I am pleased to share with you. I really value all of the insightful comments, and I hope that they will generate still more comments. [Read more…]
This article is dedicated to Viognier (pronounced Vee-on-yay), an aromatic white grape (and wine) that originally comes from the Rhone region of France and is now grown throughout the world. [Read more…]
Are you a fan of buttery, oaky Chardonnay? Are you a fan of a more subdued Chardonnay? Do you steer clear of Chardonnay altogether, because you don’t like the heavy butter, oak flavors?
Truth be told, Chardonnay comes in many shapes and sizes, from butter/oak bombs to crisp, clean, fruity wines. It’s helpful – and a lot of fun – to try a broad range of Chardonnays and decide which styles suit you best. [Read more…]
In honor of the holidays, here is a Q&A about sparkling wine. I hope the information helps your holidays sparkle! [Read more…]
I recently was asked about the difference between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. I knew that Cabernet Franc, along with Sauvignon Blanc, was the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. I also knew that both grapes play a key role in Red Bordeaux blends. But I wanted to learn more. So I did a little research, and I would like to share with you what I learned. [Read more…]