Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

  1. The Complete Wine Tasting Guide

    The Complete Wine Tasting Guide

    We think learning about wine begins when you find yourself with a glass of wine in your hand and, instead of slugging it, you decide to savor it. Armed with the following simple owner's manual for your senses, you can develop your skills in identifying wh Read more...
  2. Wine Tasting Party 101

    Wine Tasting Party 101

    If you love wine, a wine tasting party is the best excuse to get you friends and family together for a night of fun. It's also the perfect time to share your love of wine with those closest to you and experiment with new varieties of wine that you may nev Read more...
  3. Wine Tasting Party Tips

    Wine Tasting Party Tips

    Generally speaking, serve younger, lighter wines before older heavier ones. Young wines before aged wines. Light-bodied wines before heavy-bodied wines. White wines before red wines. Dry wines before sweeter wines. Lesser wines before fine wines. Read more...
  4. The Health Benefits of Wine

    The Health Benefits of Wine

    Moderate wine consumption has been consistently linked to reduced mortality, largely due to its association with reduced heart disease. Several factors contribute to its positive effects. Read more...
  5. Hosting a Wine Tasting Party

    Hosting a Wine Tasting Party

    OK, now you are really into wine and the idea of organizing a party just to taste some wines doesn't sound silly at all. What next? Believe it or not, there are actually many different forms of wine tasting parties, ranging from the simple to the advance. Read more...
  6. Savoring Sweet Wines

    Savoring Sweet Wines

    Americans are rediscovering sweet wines. In Europe they never went out of fashion. But in the U.S., sweet wines came to be associated with the cheap Muscatel of the disenfranchised and low quality "Rhine Wine" favored by the enologically uninitiated. Read more...
  7. Fifteen Tips for Attending a Wine Tasting

    Fifteen Tips for Attending a Wine Tasting

    After receiving your pour, get out of the way – don't shuffle, walk. Do not wear white. If you must wear white, and you spill red wine on it, immediately splash the stain with white wine. Read more...
  8. Why Drink Pinotage

    Why Drink Pinotage

    The best reason is because it is enjoyable. But if you want more reasons we have others - medical, social and chauvinistic! Someone once said that the first duty of wine is to be red. Pinotage fulfils that duty. Read more...
  9. Wine Tasting Lessons

    Wine Tasting Lessons

    There are times when you want or need to evaluate wine from a more critical standpoint. This is when the step-by-step process used by wine professionals can be applied. And that's the subject for this discussion. Read more...