Did you know that smell is the most acute of our five senses? It’s something like 1,000 times more sensitive than the sense of taste. That’s hard to believe. Isn’t it? Especially since many of us have a heck of a hard time describing what we’re smelling in our wine glasses. Today, we’re going to dig into the mystery of developing our wine smelling skills.[Read more…]
A few years ago, I wrote an article on unusual wine stories where I talked about wasps and wine. Did you know that we need to thank wasps for wine? It’s true. Today, we’ll go into much more detail on this stingingly interesting subject. Thank you to listverse.com for originally introducing me to this topic.[Read more…]
At my wine tastings, I get a lot of questions that I think of as wine basics. Today, I thought I would share some of these with you. I hope you find them helpful. [Read more…]
Are you daunted by the hundreds of wine terms out there? I know I am. When people talk about the weight of the wine, what does that mean? How about when they say that a wine is balanced?
In this article, I’ll explain a bunch of wine terms, focusing on the terms I hear most often. I’d love your feedback on other terms you think would be helpful for people to know.[Read more…]
If you’re like me, you enjoy taking home wine glasses as souvenirs from special events or dinner parties. Maybe you keep a treasured assortment in your cupboard, or even a set of fine stemware for special occasions. There is a lot to think about when it comes to choosing wine glasses. The most important consideration is enjoyment. Wine is meant to be enjoyed, and the glasses you choose should accentuate this, whether they enhance the flavor of the wine, or the aesthetics of holding a beautiful, delicate glass in your hand.
Many guests at the wine tastings I lead ask questions about stemware, so I thought it was timely to answer the top questions here.[Read more…]