No, Virginia, umami isn’t a long tent dress one wears on vacation. Rather, umami is described as the fifth taste sensation, along with sweet, sour, bitter and salty. [Read more…]
I am delighted to introduce you to Tim Hanni’s VinoType system. This past weekend, I had the privilege of hearing Tim Hanni speak at WineShop At Home’s national convention. Tim Hanni is one of approximately 300 people worldwide who earned the title Master of Wine. The examination associated with this title has something like an eight percent pass rate – definitely not something for the faint of heart.
When you meet a Master of Wine like Tim, you assume that he will be a wine snob. After all, there are plenty of wine snobs roaming around who don’t have nearly the credentials that Tim has. So you kind of feel like Tim is entitled to be a wine snob – maybe even a Master Wine Snob ☺
Well, the moment you meet Tim, you discover that he is anything but a wine snob. He is down to earth, amazingly interesting, and incredibly funny. And his mission is to take the intimidation out of wine. Woo hoo!!! Cheers to Tim!!! [Read more…]