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.
When you have a wedding shower coming up you want to find a gift that is practical, but it should also be thoughtful. There are so many different options so you can definitely find something that both the bride and groom will love. Think outside the box and get a bit creative so that your gift will be appreciated and something that other people did not think about.
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!
Serving wine seems like a simple task, but choosing the proper glassware to accentuate the best properties of your chosen wine is not always so simple. Glassware is essential to the wine tasting experience; wine served in an unsuitable vessel does not emanate its signature nuances. The right glassware enhances the color, aroma and taste of wine, and quality wine glasses are a sound investment for any wine lover.
There are many different types of wine. What a lot of people may not realize is that their wine always says something about them.
Have you ever given thought to which wine you like the most and why? You can tell a lot about a person’s preferences and personality just by the type of wine that they drink.
Matching the chosen bottle with an unknown menu is not a simple matter, but a little knowledge of wine and a healthy amount of common sense allows the wine bearer to select a bottle or two that conforms to the food being served and the palate of the guests. Who knows, the bottle may be the first of the evening to be opened and begin a popular topic of conversation.
Corked and UnCorked
by jim van bergen
It's a New Year, and a dozen people have reached out to me regarding an NPR article about alternative bottle closures.
Many people enjoy wine and while accessories are not necessary to relax and enjoy the taste, there are some items that just make drinking wine a bit easier. If you have wine drinkers on your gift list, or if you need a last-minute gift for a wine drinker, there are a few things that are really neat and useful. These items will enhance the wine drinking experience and be something that a wine drinker will realy enjoy.
Posted by Norm Bently North Georgia Wine Adviser on 1/1/2014
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Norm’s Tasting Notes
By: Norm Bentley
North Georgia Wine Adviser
2011 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
If you have a wine lover among your friends and loved ones, think beyond the gift of a great bottle of wine. Finding a unique wine glass, bottle stopper or other wine gift shows your wine lover how much you care, and it provides a permanent memento for the wine lover to enjoy.