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The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries

The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries


'Somm' documents the journey of four rising sommeliers as they prepare for the daunting Master Sommelier exam to become part of the Court...

What it Takes to be a Sommelier What it Takes to be a Sommelier What it Takes to be a Sommelier What it Takes to be a Sommelier

What it Takes to be a Sommelier


Sommeliers often retain employment in medium to high level restaurants that carry a quality wine list. In other roles, sommeliers can...

Independence Day Wine Cocktails Independence Day Wine Cocktails Independence Day Wine Cocktails Independence Day Wine Cocktails

Independence Day Wine Cocktails


Everyone knows about Sangria, and you probably even have a favorite recipe for it. And if you don't, then we have one on here for you, just...

How to Organize a Wine Tasting at Home How to Organize a Wine Tasting at Home How to Organize a Wine Tasting at Home How to Organize a Wine Tasting at Home

How to Organize a Wine Tasting at Home


We are all familiar with Old World and New World wines, so the next thing to do would be to, for example, choose a varietal. Chardonnay...

Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today

Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today


Thomas Jefferson, an iconic figure in American History, a Founding Father of the country...Jefferson's meticulous record-keeping left...

5 Wine Apps Worth Trying 5 Wine Apps Worth Trying 5 Wine Apps Worth Trying 5 Wine Apps Worth Trying

5 Wine Apps Worth Trying


Wine Quick Picks is a free app available for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app includes lists like, 100 Widely Available Store Wines and...

How to Rate the Wine You Drink and Discover Alternatives to Top-Rated Wines How to Rate the Wine You Drink and Discover Alternatives to Top-Rated Wines How to Rate the Wine You Drink and Discover Alternatives to Top-Rated Wines How to Rate the Wine You Drink and Discover Alternatives to Top-Rated Wines

How to Rate the Wine You Drink and Discover Alternatives to Top-Rated Wines


We’re all familiar with Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel of California, Riesling of Germany, Sangiovese of Italy or Super Tuscans, Pinot...

What Balance Means in Wine What Balance Means in Wine What Balance Means in Wine What Balance Means in Wine

What Balance Means in Wine


You might remember that the aspects of wine affected by the oak elaboration were color, aromatics and body/texture. These elements are...

How to tell the Difference Between Good and Bad White Wines How to tell the Difference Between Good and Bad White Wines How to tell the Difference Between Good and Bad White Wines How to tell the Difference Between Good and Bad White Wines

How to tell the Difference Between Good and Bad White Wines


First have a look at the wine in the glass. Hold it up to some light, or with a piece of white paper behind your glass, if the color is...

What Does Dry Mean? A Beginners Guide to Wine Tasting Lingo What Does Dry Mean? A Beginners Guide to Wine Tasting Lingo What Does Dry Mean? A Beginners Guide to Wine Tasting Lingo What Does Dry Mean? A Beginners Guide to Wine Tasting Lingo

What Does Dry Mean? A Beginners Guide to Wine Tasting Lingo


The dry characteristic of a wine is not a sensory characteristic, but a measure of the amount of residual sugar in the wine. Dry, Off –Dry,...

Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose

Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose


Some of the wines we pair for Christmas are fortified wines, like Port and Sherry... A savory roast goose with its rich fatty meat pairs...

Put Down the Sweet Red: How to Drink Fine Wine Put Down the Sweet Red: How to Drink Fine Wine Put Down the Sweet Red: How to Drink Fine Wine Put Down the Sweet Red: How to Drink Fine Wine

Put Down the Sweet Red: How to Drink Fine Wine


while there isn’t anything wrong with drinking a glass of sweet red, sweet reds on their own won’t help you develop your wine palate. For...

Wine Labels 101: German and Austrian Wine Wine Labels 101: German and Austrian Wine Wine Labels 101: German and Austrian Wine Wine Labels 101: German and Austrian Wine

Wine Labels 101: German and Austrian Wine


While many of the wine labels from Austrian and German regions can be quite confusing...they do share a common language, wine culture and...

21 Unexpected - and Absolutely Amazing - Wine Pairings 21 Unexpected - and Absolutely Amazing - Wine Pairings 21 Unexpected - and Absolutely Amazing - Wine Pairings 21 Unexpected - and Absolutely Amazing - Wine Pairings

21 Unexpected - and Absolutely Amazing - Wine Pairings


We are all familiar with the classic food pairings of wine, and we’ve learned how to break the age old rule of red with red and white with...

What Corked Means - and Other Tricky Wine Terminology What Corked Means - and Other Tricky Wine Terminology What Corked Means - and Other Tricky Wine Terminology What Corked Means - and Other Tricky Wine Terminology

What Corked Means - and Other Tricky Wine Terminology


Corked wine simply means that the wine has been contaminated with cork taint via the presence of trichloroanisole or TCA.... Drinking a...

When to Decant a Wine When to Decant a Wine When to Decant a Wine When to Decant a Wine

When to Decant a Wine


Knowing when to decant a wine can be tricky, these tips will help you decide on which wines to decant and why decanting is necessary in...

Wine Tasting 101 Wine Tasting 101 Wine Tasting 101 Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting 101


Slurp, swish and swoosh wine to get the maximum flavor and use descriptors to describe your experience. Keep a tasting journal, observe the...

How Do All Those Aromas and Flavors Get Into Wine? How Do All Those Aromas and Flavors Get Into Wine? How Do All Those Aromas and Flavors Get Into Wine? How Do All Those Aromas and Flavors Get Into Wine?

How Do All Those Aromas and Flavors Get Into Wine?


Different wines can carry variations of similar aromas; fermentation processes, geographical vineyard properties and aging methods can...

Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet? Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet? Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet? Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet?

Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet?


Scents and smells attributed to wine are described by using various terms, the main three being nose, aromas and bouquet. Learn the basics...