I love Vinho Verde, so I jumped at a recent chance to taste four wines that were new to me.
I attended another "In Vino Veritas" group in NYC in which everyone brings a bottle (not the same one, hopefully) of a grape varietal or style of wine. The host is a friend named Jimmy I had suggested several possibilities for his consideration. A few days later I got an invitation via email, and the wine of choice was Portugal's Vinho Verde.
A Rare Varietal from East of Italy by Jim van Bergen
There is always a recommendation for chilling wine. The problem is, many people have trouble keeping up with all of these recommendations!
There are many ways that you can easily keep track of how you should serve wine. The most important thing to remember is when you should be chilling the wine.
The "Chardonnay Queen" and I both like Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California.
You may have heard the latest scoop on all the health benefits that stem from drinking wine. Now certainly, anything in excess is not the healthiest habit, but when consumed moderately, there can be many health benefits from drinking a glass of wine.
Most everyone enjoys having a glass of good wine now and then, but to wine connoisseurs, drinking wine is an art form to be taken quite seriously. Wine should be poured into a clear glass and held in front of a white background, so that you can thoroughly examine the color. Even with the same type of wine, the color can vary quite a bit. White wines can have a tint that is from light green to brownish. A browner tinge usually indicated age and more flavor. Red wines tend to become lighter in color with age. Interestingly enough, just as red wine improves with age, the process of aging can actually ruin many whites.
Wine tastings make millions of dollars each year, simply because people enjoy the experience. When you do not want to attend a crowded tasting, you can always host one in the comfort of your own home!
People, animals and even plants need to breathe to live. It’s pretty obvious, but in the epicurean world, wine also needs to breathe, too. Wine has a culture and a whole life all its own, both geographically and by class.
Wine tastings are becoming one of the most popular pleasure outings in the country. People adore going and spending some free time at a vineyard!
If you have just recently been introduced to the world of wine and are interested in going wine tasting for the first time, you may understandably be feeling intimidated by the experience. You want to look and feel like you know what you are doing, and you certainly do not want to be judged by other wine connoisseurs for being uncertain about any aspect of the tasting. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure the most enjoyable wine tasting experience.