Why do some bottles have wax seals, and how the heck do you open them? We explore the hard, soft, and corked truths so you can pop bottles like a pro.
Source: Help! How Do I Open a Wax-Sealed Wine Bottle? | VinePair
No matter how good the book or renowned the expert, there’s no substitute for pulling corks and trying wines.
Source: A Wine Expert’s Guide to Training Your Palate
Yes, certain wines work better with certain dishes, but don’t be fooled into believing in ironclad rules. Here’s what you should know about wine pairings.
Source: The Fallacy of Wine and Food Pairing
Picking out Champagne can be stressful. Use the notes below to help you choose your next perfect bottle of Champagne.
Source: How to Choose Champagne | Wine Folly
Find out how to “audition” a wine glass by looking at it and, yes, even listening to it. Because good wine deservers equally good stemware.
Source: Four Steps to Buying Quality Glassware | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Get ready to take the wine challenge. Tasting through the 9 styles of wine and 12 top wine producing countries will give you the most profound knowledge of wine.
Source: The 9 Primary Styles of Wine | Wine Folly
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