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…]
In honor of the holidays, I’m devoting this blog post to what I consider to be some of the best gift ideas for wine lovers. They’re all from WineShop At Home, the Napa winery for which I’m an independent wine consultant. [Read more…]