Wine Tasting

'Tis the Season for a Wine Routine Mix-Up

'Tis the Season for a Wine Routine Mix-Up

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!

10 Crafty Ways to Up-cycle Wine Bottles and Corks

10 Crafty Ways to Up-cycle Wine Bottles and Corks

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!

Cliff-Notes to Speaking Like a Sommelier

Cliff-Notes to Speaking Like a Sommelier

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!