Sangria Summer Nights

Sangria Summer Nights

What is Sangria?

For years now a staple to my summertime diet has been to have a glass or two of sangria while sitting out on my patio on those warm summer evenings with friends. Sangria is a wine-based punch that originates from Portugal and Spain. The word “sangria” is derived from the Spanish word “sangre” which means blood. Sangria is usually made from red wine, sliced citrus fruit, sugar, and a spirit such as brandy or triple sec. [Read More…]

5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

Do you enjoy drinking wine? Do you consider yourself to be a wine enthusiast? If so, have you ever visited California wine country? If this is a trip that you have yet to make, you will want to consider adding it to your to-do list. After all, California wine country is most well known for its large number of wineries and all of the great activities they hold. [Read More…]

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

After a recent visit, one of our customers sent us a nice email. 

My wife and I and our close friends recently discovered wine tasting. We had never thought to spend a day touring the many wineries that surround our home town. Recently, however, when some friends came in from out of town and suggested that they might like to go wine tasting we made the arrangements and set off for a day of unknown adventure. [Read More…]

The Joys Of White Wine

The Joys Of White Wine

Red wines have been very popular lately, thanks to medical reports about their antioxidant and heart-protecting properties. It’s true that red wines are amazing, but that doesn’t mean the other less noticed kinds of wine are bad. White wines are in fact divine, when it comes to their subtle aroma and taste it’s more than the senses with a right amount of sweetness and delicately combined with mild sources. [Read More…]

Aging Wine

Aging Wine

Aging wine allows many of the components of the wine to mellow out over time, and bring a harmonious balance to the flavor.

Wine HangoverWine is a complex substance. Open a bottle of it now, and it may taste fine. Open a bottle of the same wine several years from now, and the wine becomes something else entirely. Rough edges in the flavor will have smoothed out and the overall flavor of the wine will be more balanced and mellow. [Read More…]

Buy California Wine

Buy California Wine

Most of the American wines are mass-produced general wine; often having the brand name of the region where these are produced.

About 90 percent of American wines are produced in California region. The cold areas like Napa Valley, Sonoma Country etc are the primary wine producing regions. The most prestigious wine in California is the Pinot & Chardonnay from the central coast area of Lompoc. This wine is almost equal to any classic European wine. The California wines have higher alcoholic contents, aroma & flavor compared to any European wine. [Read More…]

7 Tips To Get Rid Of A Wine Hangover

7 Tips To Get Rid Of A Wine Hangover

How about teaming up your favorite meal with the best of wine this weekend? It sounds like a great idea but you might overindulge, and, well, you may not mind this but what about the wine hangover you have to face, the other morning. How about spending your entire Sunday afternoon sitting inside the bathroom, with one hand on your forehead and the other on your stomach? Scary isn’t it? [Read More…]

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

Although customarily one would choose a white wine to go with fish, there are some people who might want to have red wine instead. A person’s personal preference for red wine may lead him or her to make the wrong decision when it comes to serving wine with fish, especially some of the white varieties. It’s important to know what you can and cannot serve with fish when it comes to red wine. If you do not choose properly, you may find the flavor of the fish negatively affected by your poor choice. [Read More…]

Have You Tried Local Wines?

Have You Tried Local Wines?

You may have your favorite imported French wine or that exquisite Italian red wine you love. Yet, you may find that your local area also has more than a few wine choices available to you, too. Local wine may be a great investment for the individual who is looking for quality wines that may have a new twist in taste or be something that is excellent in flavor to match local dishes. Take some time to find out if there are local wines made within your own state that could be added to your wine collection. You may be surprised at what you do find. [Read More…]

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Most people know you should choose white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat, but what about dessert wine? Is there a protocol for choosing a dessert wine? One of the most important things to remember is to not serve desserts that are so sweet that they give the wine an overpowering taste. You want to choose a wine that will complement your dessert and add to an already elegant taste. If you do anything less you are not doing a service to your dessert, wine or guests. [Read More…]

Red or White: Making the Right Decision

Red or White: Making the Right Decision

When it comes to wine, choosing the right one can sometimes create a challenge. Should you choose red or white? When and why? Certainly, there is protocol such as red wine with red meat and white wine with white meat, but is that always necessary? Some people prefer to simply serve their wine of choice without worrying about choosing a wine to go with a particular meal and though that may be fine in most cases, there are times when it might not be acceptable. For instance, a red fruity wine with fish may cause a metallic taste if the wine includes tannin. That means if you want to serve red wine with fish you have to make sure you choose one that does not include tannin. [Read More…]

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

Alright, the holidays have passed and needless to say youíre tired of turkey, ham or roast beef or whatever and now you maybe watching your diet after indulging yourself. So here are some quick and easy food ideas that keeps calories in mind but are still good and are a nice change of pace. If youíre really trying to watch your calories then try to keep the wine to only one glass a day and not too late at night the reason for this is that wine contains alcohol which will slow your bodyís ability to burn calories. Of course, you can always forget the wine but just remember you might not enjoy your meal as much.

We hope that you enjoy these food recipes and they give a nice change to your meal ideas and nice change of pace. There can be many benefits to adding wine to your meal it can enhance your dining experience with the proper wine food matching. [Read More…]

Different Approaches to Wine Tasting

Order of Tasting

When you have a wine tasting party or you taste wine with your friends it is very important to serve the wine in the proper order. The appropriate order of wine tasting goes like this. Elderly tasters are always served first, no matter what the gender is. Women will be served next. The men should be served after the women. The host is always served after everyone in the room has a glass.

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Wine Glass Choice & Care

Choosing a Wine Glass

When choosing wine glasses it is important to think about a few things. You usually want a large bowl on your wine glass when tasting red wines. This gives you adequate room on the glass to swirl the wine and more of a surface area. These glasses should allow you to pour in from 10 to 20 ounces of wine in them. The best red wine glasses are oval shaped and they narrow slightly at the top of the glass. [Read More…]


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