After trying out many games with a variety of groups here are some of our favorites! Of course, we loved doing them on our food and wine tours, but these games would be great in any setting. The best part of these games? They’re free!!
As much as I think we have all been enjoying our summer rosé’s and crisp sauvignon blancs I would be lying if I said I didn’t experience a particular excitement when I witnessed a cool breeze blowing a few leaves from a tree earlier this week. Okay, okay, yes we have still been averaging weather in the low nineties everyday, even in Southern California, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming of full bodied cabernets and spicy tempranillos. In anticipation of cooler weather and heartier wines, I have made a list of some characteristics I personally look for in my fall wines!
You slice that sweet seal, pierce the cork, twist in your corkscrew, and hear that delicious little pop. Now what? Cork is such a versatile material; it seems so wasteful to toss it away. What about when you reach the bottom of that delicious bottle of wine? Are you prepared to part ways forever? Instead of wasting, use any of these ten amazing ideas of ways to up-cycle your wine bottles and corks!
Ah, the Golden Coast. Is there any place more scenic? In just a few short hours you can go from cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to standing in the vast desert feeling truly small. California has an astonishing amount of diversity, making it the perfect place for everyone. Grab your besties and pack the car, we’re going on a road trip to explore this ecological and cultural goldmine! For this journey I recommend a reliable vehicle, a National Parks Pass, and a will for adventure.
As with any trade, there is an extensive amount of vocabulary that comes with enology. The more time you spend around wine and connoisseurs who can truly talk the talk, your knowledge and vocabulary will expand. In the meantime, you do not have to sound like a total novice! I've compiled a list of common language used to order, interpret, and discuss wine to provide you with some basic tools in sounding and acting like a pro!