Wine

How To Start A Wine Collection

There’s nothing quite like opening a bottle that’s been cellared for many years. Not only do wines evolve as they age, but they also serve as a time capsule into the past. Your future you will thank you for starting a wine collection. There is a big difference between buying wine and collecting wine. Buying…

How To Tell If A Wine Is Age-Worthy

How do you tell if a wine will improve with age? Oddly enough–and thank goodness, just spending more money on a bottle won’t guarantee that it will age well. Instead, there are a few key characteristics to look for in cellar-worthy wines. Reality Check: Most Wines Aren’t Designed to Age Contrary to popular belief, most…

18 Washington Wines to Freak Out About

Why wouldn’t we be interested in Washington wine? #WAwine is affordable, has excellent quality, is a fascinating mystery to unravel, and competes with wines from Napa Valley, the Rhône, and Bordeaux. It’s true that Washington State it still very much a frontier region when it comes wine, but even this sentiment is intriguing because it…

What Wines To Pair With Chocolate?

Wine and chocolate have a lot of similarities to each other. For one, they’re both considered aphrodisiacs and they both contain flavanols (antioxidants). Despite these striking similarities, it’s somewhat challenging to pair wine and chocolate together. Wine and chocolate pairings are some of the most challenging to pull off. For example, if you taste a…

Ice Wine, You’re So Fine

Welcome to the wonderful world of ice wine, one of the sweetest mistakes nature has ever made. It’s hard to know how anyone would ever purposefully make ice wine. It might not look like it, but true ice wine is one of the hardest, most misery-stricken wines to produce. Just imagine yourself outside in sub-zero…

Understanding Napa Cabernet

By learning more about Napa’s great Cabernet wines, we can better understand what makes this varietal exceptional and learn to spot Napa Valley and California wines with great promise and potential. It all started with a little too much ambition… Had it not been for the overambitious visions of just a few individuals, Napa Valley…

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