Visiting SummerWind Vineyard in Smithfield, Virginia
An in-depth look at a small vineyard in coastal Virginia that should be added to the must-do list for any wine lover visiting the area.
Pinot Noir Facts, Tasting Notes, and Health Benefits
Red wine has many benefits. With higher concentrations of antioxidants than other reds, pinot noir is the most beneficial of them all. Here's what you need to know.
Exploring White Wine (Plus How to Use It in Cooking and Baking)
Learn the origin of white wine and how to use it in sweet and savory cooking and baking.
Wine Gifting Guide: How to Choose the Right Wine for Anyone
With the holiday season fast approaching, thoughts of gift-giving are on the minds of many. If you are thinking of generously giving wine to friends, family, co-workers, staff, or clients, the following helpful tips will help ensure that your thoughtful gift brings joy and warmth to their holiday.
How Long Does Wine Really Last After Opening?
How long wine lasts after opening depends on the type of wine, how it was stored, and how much residual sugar there is. Sugar acts as a natural preservative, which helps to keep the wine fresh. Dessert or ice wine can be stored open in the fridge for months.
Food and Wine Pairing Chart: Find the Perfect Wine for Your Meal
At a fine restaurant, the sommelier selects the perfect wine to enhance your dining experience. At home, all you need is this handy chart.
Exploring Red Wine (Plus How to Use It in Cooking and Baking)
Learn the origin of red wine and how to use it in sweet and savory cooking and baking.
Red Wine Benefits: It's Sexy, Irresistible, and Good for You
Red wine is sultry and captivating. From the curvy glass, the delicious aroma, and the alluring color, red wine is the ultimate date beverage that enhances the romantic mood.
Review of Cloudsley Cellars: Niagara Region Wine Country
Advances in viticulture research and technology have revealed the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, to be an exciting hidden hotbed of great wine. In this article, I review a wonderful new addition: Cloudsley Cellars.
Top 5 Fun Facts Every Champagne Enthusiast Should Know
No wine beats Champagne. The bubbly liquid stands for celebration and classy events, and it tastes like heaven. Learn more about the exclusive name, preparation and vintages behind this world-famous wine.
Have You Tried 'Chacha'? Sampling the Georgian National Spirit
'Chacha' is the name for the distilled spirit or pomace wine from the winemaking process in the Republic of Georgia. Produced widely in Georgia, the spirit is less well-known outside the region. This article introduces the spirit with a few notes on production, taste, and where to find it.
10 Wine Terms to Know and How to Taste Wine Like a Pro
There are many terms that wine lovers and connoisseurs use to describe wine. Understanding some of these terms will help you identify and communicate what you taste in wine. Here are 10 common terms and how to taste wine for beginners.
How to Chill, Uncork, and Pour Champagne Like a Wine Expert
Learn how to choose the best champagne glass, chill your bubbly properly, open the sparkling wine safely and confidently, and pour this classic beverage with minimal foaming for maximum effervescence.
How to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew: 10 Methods
Need to open a bottle of wine but you haven't got a corkscrew? This article looks at the different methods you can employ to remove that pesky cork.
A Modern Approach to Pairing Food and Wine: Cuisine Guide
Food and wine pairing ideas from a wine professional. Specific recommendations for various cuisines and foods.
How to Taste Wine: Secrets From a Professional Winemaker
Learn the secrets of wine-tasting by understanding the five S's: sight, swirl sniff, sip, savor.
11 Incredible, Fruity, Sweet-Tasting Wines for Under $20
Searching for a sweet, fruity-tasting, and affordable wine? Look no further. Whether you love whites or reds, refer to this list when you go to buy your next bottle!
How to Make Elderflower Champagne (Plus Elderflower Cordial)
Easy-to-follow steps for making elderflower champagne or nonalcoholic elderflower cordial. Pick your blossoms and combine with water, lemons, sugar and white wine vinegar. Safety tips for foolproof success are included.
Wines of Portugal (The Best Portuguese Reds & Whites)
Discover the wines of Portugal that appear worldwide, conscientiously crafted and delightful to drink.
How to Make Tuba or Bahalina (Filipino Coconut Wine)
Coconut wine, also known as tuba or bahalina, is a popular drink in the Philippines. Learn about its different variations and how it's made.
"In Vino Veritas": Quotes About Wine From Around the World
Wine is called the elixir of the gods. Let's take a look at what famous thinkers, writers, and poets have said about wine since the beginning of time.