Save More Money On Wine

It’s always great to run across a bargain when purchasing wine.  I don’t mean buying the cheapest wine you can, but instead finding big discounts on better quality and premium wines.  Here are a few things that I do to maximum my savings whether purchasing...

How Do You Taste?

Maybe I should rephrase that question as “What process do you use at wine tastings to review and determine whether you might recommend or purchase a wine?”During a visit to a recent wine festival, my daughter suggested that I write this article after I...

The Right Wine Glass

So, is there really a right glass or way to hold it in order to maximize the wine experience?  Personally, I would answer both “yes” and “no” depending on the circumstances. Stay tuned to the end to find out why. The shape of the glass and...

Know Your Server, Meet Management

Over the years I have learned that not all servers in restaurants and wineries are the same, and there is much to be gained by engaging them in conversation, as well as the owners or managers. When comparing servers, I’m not talking about the basic quality of service...

Just Breathe

Allowing a wine to “breathe” means exposing it to air before serving. This exposure to oxygen can help release the aromas and enrich the flavors of the wine. “Breathing” begins the minute you remove the cork or cap.  Allowing a wine to rest in the bottle...