As you’re getting ready for the holiday season, I’m excited to share WineShop’s At Home’s 2017 holiday gift catalog with you. I’m hoping that this gift catalog will simplify your holiday gift giving tremendously. And of course, I’m looking forward to hearing about the fun you have as you get heartfelt thank yous from your gift recipients. [Read more…]
Thanks to Wine Folly, I am pleased to tell you that I now know the difference between glass, crystal, and lead-free crystal. You might know this very well. But I have to say that I’ve had a fuzzy understanding, at best, of stemware composition for many years. Wine Folly shed some much needed light on the subject in their article entitled “7 Basics to Service Wine and Glassware.”
This table summarizes what I learned. [Read more…]
In my last post, I offered some tips for ensuring a successful wine tasting event. In these types of events, the wine is usually the natural focal point. However, I recently got together with some friends for a stemware tasting, where the wine itself was the secondary item of consideration. [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…]