Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

Favorite Wine Links: Wine Grape Varietal Table

September 28th, 2009 by

Here’s a direct link to Steve De Long’s delightfully geeky new wine-grape chart, a must-have gift for the serious wine hobbyist on your list.

Wine Reports: Matteo Correggia 2004 “La Val dei Preti” Nebbiolo d’Alba ($19.99)

September 28th, 2009 by

Offers a good sample of Nebbiolo style at a price well below Barolo or Barbaresco.

Randy’s Culinary Wine & Food Adventures: California’s Master of Cabernet Franc

September 28th, 2009 by

Right now, the acknowledged master of the Cabernet Franc grape is John Skupny of Lang & Reed. Randy Caparoso reports on a visit with the wine maker.

Top 10 Wine Myths

September 10th, 2009 by admin

10. Fruit used to describe wine went into making it. 9. You need a different wine glass for different types of wines. 8. You can’t age wines sealed with an alternative closure 7. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Sherry, and Port are grape varieties. 6. Pair white wine with fish or chicken and red wine with red […]

A Taste of Australian Wine

July 27th, 2009 by admin
A Taste of Australian Wine

‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ by Gavin Trott Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s finest red wine grapes. From Bordeaux to California and increasingly in Italy and even Chile, Cabernet makes great red wines. Australia is no exception making great Cabernet in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and the Hunter Valley. Cabernet grapes tend to be thick […]

Wine and Chocolate – A Weighty Pair

April 5th, 2009 by admin
Wine and Chocolate – A Weighty Pair

By Mark Noneman I’m often asked for advice on pairing wine with food. As many of us know, chocolate is one of the key food groups (or we wish it was) and the same rules apply. The basic rule is to match the “weight” of the chocolate with the weight of the wine. Some chocolate […]

An Idiot’s Guide To Wine Tasting

March 25th, 2009 by admin

By Sharon Jacobsen Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a spot of the old wine tasting malarkey? You know the form – sip, swill, spit. Yuck! Well this information has been written to help you understand the form should you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to know what […]