May 31, 2019

Good article (link below) providing some insight into the many change happening and being considered in Spain right now. During my week in La Rioja in March, I spoke to many winemakers, winery owners, etc. Winemaking has evolved, for the better, in Spain and those wine...

September 17, 2018

Excessive heat during the transportation or storage of wine will very likely damage your wine.  What’s “excessive”?  A study by eProvenance found that a wine exposed to 80°F for 36 hours showed permanent change in its chemical structure. At 86°F, only 18 hours' ex...

August 6, 2018

Everyone that knows me knows that my pet peeve about wine is red wine that is served too warm. The idea of "room temperature" started hundreds (likely thousands!) of years ago, before the advent of central heating.  Today, it is more appropriate to refer to "cellar tem...

August 6, 2018

Source:  7 Ways to Tell a Good Restaurant Wine List from a Bad One, According to Wine Experts

“Great wine lists, simply put, should make wine feel fun, like the bacchanalian celebratory beverage it is,” says Aureole’s head sommelier, Morgan Harris

Pretty good advice here...

August 5, 2018

And does the average wine consumer notice or care?

Source:  Wine Studies: What Is Cork Taint?

I found this article to be disappointing and condescending.  Why? It's about the premise that "average" wine consumers don't notice or care. Sorry, but this is ridiculous!


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