Author: Diana Waldeck

As vines begin to green and the buds begin to grow, the vineyards begin to come alive in spring. No irrigation is required, no harvesting to be done, and the composting is finished. So what is there to do for winemakers during this time of...

Do you do a lot of gardening at home? Do you have an excess of fruit growing but running out of ideas for its use? Why not make fruit wine! Wine made from grapes involves crushing grapes and adding yeast to the juice. The yeast...

The way we consume wine hasn't changed too much over time but the delivery method has. From barrels to bottles and boxed wine to cans, what is the best option? While wine in cans hasn't always been the best when it comes to taste, things...

Have you ever been to the store and someone has asked if they can help you find a bottle of wine and you didn't know what to say? Maybe you don't know what you like,  or maybe you just don't know how to convey the...

Wine cocktails have gotten a bad reputation over the years. This is partially due to the emergence of wine coolers. Wine coolers were a time before artisanal cocktails and craft beer were all the rage. Wine coolers are crafted from a combination of wine, fruit...

Have you ever put much effort into understanding why a wine is good? Do you prefer to dive deep and really know everything there is to know about your wine? Ever been curious about natural wine but weren't sure what to ask? As natural wine...

When writing or speaking about wine, critics, wine lovers, and writers will use certain terms that we may not all understand. Here we will talk about a few of those terms so you can better know what someone is talking about when using these specific...

The days are getting warmer, and ice cream is sounding more and more like a great idea for dessert or a daytime snack. But maybe you usually have a glass of wine at these times and don't want to give that up. Wine and ice...

Have you ever added ice cubes to your wine? Maybe you didn't have time to properly chill it or maybe your glass warmed up and you wanted to get that refreshing coolness back in. Let's discuss what ice does to wine and when it's considered...

I'm sure we've all been appreciating the warmer weather we've been getting. Flowers are blooming, the air is fresh, and everything feels new! To follow this feeling of freshness, let's look at some super tasty spring sangria recipes! The Spring Sangria What better place to start? Whip...

Lots of people love a good discount. Especially on something they purchase all the time. Have you ever searched for a great $5 bottle of wine that tastes just like that $30 bottle you had one night on a splurge? Are there real differences between...

Wine might be special to you for a variety of reasons. It could signify a holiday or special occasion, or even just a moment of peace or alone time. To others, wine may just be a mixture of water and alcohol, a beverage, a means...

Ever wonder what the best wines for relaxing are? Some people go for a hot cup of calming tea or rich hot chocolate, but wine lovers reach for a glass of wine. What benefits does wine have in helping you relax and does changing up...

Most of us have been here, before. Sometimes it seems it doesn't matter how careful you are, spills happen whether they're caused by you, a waiter/waitress, a friend, or a bump from a stranger in a crowded place. But in keeping the theme of all...

[caption id="attachment_384" align="alignnone" width="600"] Forest dawn[/caption] With spring on the horizon, breaking out some new flavors of wine are on the mind. Wondering what flavors best compliment the freshness of springtime? Let's look at some nice light-bodied wines to bring in the season and welcome the...

If you find yourself with leftover wine going to waste, you'll like this one. Instead of letting your wine oxidize over time and fade or lose flavor, try some of these ideas. For starters, you can simply try buying smaller bottles if you often find yourself...

Have you ever wondered when looking at wine bottles why some use corks and others use screw caps? While you may associate screw caps with lower-quality wine, the stopper can tell you a lot about the wine inside the bottle. It can either imply longevity,...

While you may store your bottles on the counter or a wine rack in your home, not all wines are best served at room temperature. You can and should refrigerate most of your wines an appropriate amount of time before serving them. Keep reading to...

Why did Prosecco replace French champagne in 2013 as the world's favorite sparkling wine? It is less expensive, for starters. At the low end of $13 and the higher end of $50, the competitors were mass-producing their wines from a sprawling vineyard causing their prices...

Do you always go for your same favorite bottle of wine at the store? Have you considered branching out but aren't sure what you're looking for? A wine label can tell you virtually everything about the wine you want to enjoy, so here are some...

How many people drink their red wine at room temperature? The answer is a lot. Red wines are typically stored on the counter or in a wine rack whereas white wines, sparkling wines, and rose wines tend to be stored in the fridge.  Depending on...

Have you ever wondered where sparkling wine was invented? You may assume it was invented in France or Spain, as many do. But did you know that sparkling wine was actually invented by the British? The thing that makes sparkling wine fizzy is its significant levels...

Have you always wanted to visit a beautiful vineyard and partake in the wines and atmosphere of a wine tasting event? If you have, here are some tips for things to do, and not to do, while at your wine tasting. Try to get a few...

  While wine may seem like an easier gift to give than others, there are still considerations that need to be taken to ensure you are purchasing the perfect gift for that special someone. Wine is a great gift for many occasions such as weddings, housewarmings,...

There seems like an obvious answer to the question, "Should I pour my champagne into a champagne flute or a wine glass?". And while you may think, "Obviously a champagne flute!", that isn't your only option for enjoying your bubbly. While champagne flutes have been the...

If you love wine and want to impress at your next gathering, here are some fun facts related to wine sure to spark conversation. Did you know: One bottle of wine contains about 2.7lbs of grapes. A single vine of grapes will produce annually around 15-29...

If you aren't very familiar with different wines, you might wonder how to choose the right ones. What would best complement your next dinner? With so many different types of wines, how do you get started? If you have ever asked these questions or just...

So, you didn't finish that bottle of wine. You'd like to save it for tomorrow or later in the week, but every time you revisit an already opened bottle, it just isn't the same. If you're tired of letting your favorite wines go to waste,...

Do you have a decanter or have you been wondering if you should get one? Why do you need to decant your wine, you might ask? To decant your wine simply means to pour from one vessel into another. Here are some reasons why you...

What exactly is crystal? It is known for being more refined than glass, but why? They are both made by being heated, blown by a glassblower, and shaped into their final designs. But crystal and glass are made up of different materials, with crystal having...

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better time to talk about wines and their best dessert side-kicks. Whether you're spending the day with someone special or just want to treat yourself, check out these pairing options for an indulgent treat. Strawberry Shortcake and Vouvray...

It has been said that red wine in moderation can be good for your heart. But what are the benefits and how much is the right amount? Which Red Wine Is Best? Pinot noir contains fewer calories than other reds and is less likely to cause...

  The right glass will highlight the best virtues of your wine. The taste is dictated mainly by the olfactory senses. Choosing the right stemware in part determines the taste of your wine. The most important criteria is your use of the glass. Let's go over...

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