What? Did you think just because I have my own blog I don’t read other ones? Of course not! Part of how I got started with wine so quickly is the fact that I kept up with some of the most awesome blogs on wine. Here they are:
If you follow me on Twitter, you know Madeline Puckette is my friend-in-the-head (we are BBFs in my mind, but she probably doesn’t know I even exist). I love Wine Folly’s content because it is so thorough and easy to understand. Don’t get me started on her book. Its one of my top reads! Get it here! Next is some of those gorgeous posters for my office. I would call Wine Folly an obsession, but, I think you get it by now.
I’ve subscribed to Wine Enthusiast for years now, and it’s one of my favorite magazines because it’s all wine, all over the world, and what’s new in wine right now. Their website, same deal. All the major wine events, new trends, as well as the wine biz on a whole are in this blog. Definitely another good one. Check them here.
Food & Wine
Food is wine’s best friend. Read about how they have fun together here. Recipes and trends galore. Appeal to your inner foodie by bringing out the best in your new favorite wines!
Last but not least! Class it up with advanced level wine etiquette, pairing techniques, wine travel, and more! Definitely where you go to step your game ALL THE WAY UP. Don’t be shy about peeking around, some of my biggest wine questions get answered right here.
Increase your red wine knowledge and learn the basics with our red wine 101 guide, full of helpful wine information, like flavor profiles and regions.
Source: Red Wine Information & Basics | Wine Enthusiast
No need to worry about being shushed when you explore these back vintages. Find out why library wines are perfect for both collector and gift-giver.
Source: Library Wines Speak Volumes | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Two of life’s greatest pleasures, wine and bacon, couldn’t seem further apart. How would you pair the two? To find out, we turned to an expert on both.
Source: It’s Time to Talk Wine and Bacon | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Nothing says celebration like popping the top of a Champagne bottle with a sword. Learn how to safely saber a bottle of bubbly without putting an eye out.
Source: How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Ok, so, first of all (you know it’s about to be some shit when you stat with “first of all,” but anyway), I generally stay *very far* away from “flavored” wines of ANY TYPE. However, I happened upon a chocolate wine some years ago that looked like a yoohoo so I thought that’s what I was getting here. I read the label and saw the words “artificial flavors” and felt instant dread. Mama didn’t raise no quitter so I forged onward.
In the glass, gorgeous color, but the “chocolate” aroma hit me like a ton of bricks.
Then I tasted it.
It was red wine with artificial chocolate flavor. It tasted like exactly what it was. In case you were wondering, it’s something I will NEVER do again. I’m sticking to my no flavor guns from here on out.
Spanish winemaker Antonio Docampo, who died last week at the age of 107, claimed his longevity was all due to his daily wine consumption of 4 bottles.
Source: Want To Live To 107? Drink 4 Bottles Of Wine A Day | VinePair
Take a global rosé tour, with food pairings to match. It’s one of the world’s most versatile wines, matching with a wide variety of dishes and cuisines.
Source: 6 Rosés (with Pairings) from Around the World | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Learning how to read a wine label like a pro takes practice. This guide will help you decipher labels with rules on appellation and varietal labeling.
Source: How to Read a Wine Label by Appellation and Varietal