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Is there a difference between Zinfandel and Primitivo? This question has been asked a lot over the years and here's a brief answer to this question. Primitivo is from Italy while Zinfandel is from California. Some say the grapes are one and the same and...

Let's see how much your wine knowledge has improved. Have you been studying? Are you already a self-proclaimed wine expert? Find out what you know by taking this quiz of more wine questions! Answers will be at the bottom so you can test your knowledge...

If you're a snack lover and a wine lover, then you'll love this list! Today we're going to pair our favorite snacks with our favorite wines for maximum enjoyment. So sit back and enjoy this list, and maybe get inspired to try some new combinations...

Are you part of a wine club or have you ever considered starting one with friends? If so, you might be curious as to what types of things you could do for fun and entertainment. If so, check out this list for some ideas on...

If you've gotten involved in a wine hobby over the last year or so, maybe you want to flex your skills and knowledge. Next time you have a game night try some of these trivia questions and see how many you or your friends can...

It may be difficult to buy gifts for the wine lovers in your life because it probably seems like they have everything they could ever need in that department. Let's look at some gift ideas that are inexpensive but fun for those people in your...

The only things you need to enjoy a bottle of wine are the wine and a way to open it. But if you would like to enhance your experience, there are a few additional things you can use, starting with glasses! Let's talk about some...

Are you looking for wine gadgets for the wine lover in your life or maybe for yourself? Have you wondered what neat tools are out there to improve your wine experience or simplify it? Let's look at some wine gadgets and what they do. A wine...

It's great when you find wines that you love! But questions might come along with your discoveries. Questions like how to store it or how to serve it, amongst others. So let's talk about a few tips to help you figure out the answers to...

Have you heard of the Davis Wine Aroma Wheel? This is a great way to get an idea of all the fragrances and flavors found in wines. The fragrances are due to the grapes that are used in the wine and the soils the grapes...

What are the wine trends like in 2021? With all the other trends year after year, what about the wine trends? Well, if you haven't kept up or didn't know that you wanted to know, here's your chance. Let's look at a few of the...

While most wines in the United States are made to be consumed immediately, some wine enthusiasts enjoy a wine they can store for a few years to enjoy once they've aged. But what happens as wine ages and how does it change the flavor? Also,...

Whether you're a wine pro or a beginner, we've all had questions about wine, how we should drink it, and other various things related to the labels and the types of glasses we use. Here are some frequently asked questions about wine and some answers...

Do you suffer from headaches when drinking wine? We aren't talking about wine drunk here, necessarily, but rather a glass or two of sipping wine, and then all of a sudden you're met with a piercing pain in your head. This can be common for...

If you have a favorite wine and you know you like to stick with it then this may not be for you, but I do encourage you to take a dip and see these interesting selections and the descriptions for why they are recommended. Of...

If you love wine or are just getting into it, there are some ways you can make every experience sparkle. Here are some tips and tricks to make enjoying wine even more enjoyable and easy!   Using gel wine sleeves in the freezer will help you...

Fresh fruits and veggies from a summer garden are some of the best patio snacks! Have you ever wondered what kinds of fruits and veggies you could plant to pair with your wines and backyard gatherings? Let's take a look at some of the best...

There is a lot of information regarding wine out there and it may seem overwhelming to even begin to show interest in such a vast topic. If you've wondered how you can expand your knowledge of wine as a beginner, we've got some tips. Changing the...

If you are going on vacation or staying home this summer, what better way to enjoy your free time with amazing cocktails? Let's talk about some of the tastiest drinks you can make this summer while lounging by the pool or camping by the lake. Try...

  Summer is already fast approaching. In a few short weeks, we will be basking in the summer sun, maybe the kids will be on summer break, and the backyard parties will really start to ramp up! If there's a better way to spend the hot...

Have you heard this word? It is commonly used to describe a specific flavor in wine. Science says it is not a real flavor derived from the mineral contents of soil. The dictionary says it is not a real word. So is this another made-up...

I don't know about you, but I want to maximize the taste of my wine every time I open a new bottle. There's nothing better than enjoying your favorite wine and getting the most out of it. Who wouldn't want the perfect glass of wine...

Wine facts are always fun and interesting. You can learn something new or something wild you never thought possible. So let's go on another journey to discover some interesting things about wine, how it's made, and why we love it. Did you know the first wine...

Ever wondered what wine no's you've been committing? While everyone has their own preferences in how they do things, here are some things that are generally considered to be "don'ts" in the wine world. Never use ice cubes to chill wine. It waters down the taste...

Many people have various questions related to wine whether it be cost-related or just preference questions. Whatever the questions may be, we're here to try to answer a few of the most common ones. How long will a bottle of wine last? Depending on the quality...

If you love wine you already have a lot in common with a lot of other folks. But what do specific wines say about you? There's no exact science to this, of course. Tastes are as unique as the people with them, but for fun,...

Hopefully, you've had the opportunity to start this year off right! It's been a rough year, and with things starting to slowly fade back to normal, it's time to raise a glass and toast to new beginnings! Besides maybe being able to go eat at...

From a variety of sizes and shapes to crystal and glass, there are many different types of wine glasses available for use today. Regardless of which style is your favorite, we thought we would go over some fun facts about wine glasses today and see...

Have you ever been at a party and someone asked you what was on your teeth? You may think you have some food stuck or something easy to get rid of just to find out that your mouth and teeth have a purple hue that...

Game nights, wine, and good friends sound like a recipe for a great night! If you and your friends are really into wine, why not bring a few wine-centered games into your next gathering. Let's talk about a few. A Taste of Wine and Murder is...

Wine comes in a range of stylings from big and fortified to light and petite. Most wines are produced in a variety of shapes and sizes. When it was discovered that larger bottles looked better and could change the taste of a wine, they began...

We've gone over a few wine facts before, but we found some new ones that might be interesting. There's always something new to learn with any topic and wine is no different. So without any delay, let's jump into some fun facts about wine! Did you...

Floral aromas are common in wine and this can be a lovely and refreshing note for springtime. What are some of your favorite flowers or scents? As we go through this list of floral wines, try to imagine the aromas and the tastes and maybe...

While a lot of time and effort can be put into choosing just the right wine for your special occasion, not everyone has the budget to splurge on big-name bottles for every gathering. With a seemingly endless selection to choose from when it comes to...

Most of the time people tend to focus on the type of wine they are drinking and not so much on the glass they are drinking it from. While there are a lot of wine glasses out there made for specific wines, it can be...

Having a fancy dinner party? Going to a special event and want to impress? Have you ever thought about the proper way to hold your wine glass? If you answered yes to that last one, then have we got a guide for you. Here we'll...

There are a few things to look forward to this spring for many people. The change to warmer weather, a new season to garden, and this year in particular the start to getting out and about again! If you're tired of being cooped up, get...

Whether you are wine tasting at an event or just want to try it at home, there are ways to get the most out of your experience. Understanding what you're looking for is a good place to start. Today we will go over the five...

If you've been a wine lover for years or are just getting into it, there are a few ways you can help yourself improve your selections and find your favorite wines. Taking wine notes is a good way to learn about different wines, remember them,...

Do you have a collection of old crystal lying around that you don't use anymore? Maybe you got a new set or maybe you just wanted matching pieces. Whatever the reason, if you don't want to part ways with your old glasses, dishes, and trays,...

Make gardening easier whether you have a large garden or a small herb harden. While gardening with wine may not be exactly what it sounds like, you can enjoy the wines before using the bottles in your planters and that just feels like a bonus! Plant...

You may have questions about what you should buy for your table setting when it comes to stemware. There are a few things to consider and here, we will tell you what those are. Check out these tips on how to choose the right stemware...

If you've been doing spring cleaning and dusting off the grill for the warm evenings, then you know it's soon-to-be backyard barbeque time. If you're more of a wine drinker and want to know what will best accompany your grilled smorgasbord, look no further. We...

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...

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