French President Auctioning Approximately 1,200 Bottles of Wine


Ready and willing to bid on a variety of Burgundy and Bordeaux wines in France? If so, today is the day!  Today and tomorrow, the Elysee Palace in Paris is auctioning approximately 1,200 bottles of rare and vintage wines personally chosen by the palace’s head sommelier, Virginie Routis. The wines auctioned are expected to sell […]

How are Sparkling Wines Made?


There are two types of wine: base wine—also known as “still wine”—and sparkling wine. Base wine covers the standard process of making wine. It requires a single fermentation process which transforms the grape juice into wine. This wine is not carbonated. To do this and create sparkling wine, a second fermentation process is required. The […]

Appropriate Questions to Ask when Shopping for Wine


At some point in your life, you may have overcome any intimidation and stepped into a specialty wine shop.  With racks and racks of bottles, you may have walked in and out without any idea as to what you were really looking for.  The good news is that those who own or are employed at […]

Fascinating and Fun Wine Facts


Wine has such an incredible history, and even today is thoroughly enjoyed in countries all over the world!  Here are a few fascinating and fun wine facts that you may or may not have been aware of. * There are approximately 10,000 different varieties of wine grapes around the world.  That’s a lot of different […]

Tips on Improving Your Wine-Drinking Experiences


Whether you’re enjoying a tasting at a vineyard or sampling some wines at a fancy restaurant, you want to ensure that you thoroughly enjoy your wine-drinking experience.  Here are just a few tips to help make your tasting experience the best it can be for the ultimate treat! * Make sure you are comfortable. Hopefully […]

Blind Tastings: A Twist on Traditional Wine Tastings

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It’s always fun to get together with friends and host a wine tasting party.  However, have you ever considered a blind tasting? Blind wine tastings are a fun twist on the traditional wine tasting gathering.  Instead of having a variety of wines to taste and enjoy, different price points and regions of a specific wine […]

Planning a Trip to a Local Wine Festival


Many states have local wine festivals, which are a great way for you to try out “the goods” from various vineyards in the area.  Not everyone is familiar with the local vineyards, and wine festivals are the perfect way to sample the fruits of the region and learn about wineries nearby. Note: before you even […]

Can Women Actually Lose Weight by Drinking Wine?


While many dieters ban any sort of alcoholic beverage from their diet and start chugging down the cleansing juices, they may be missing out on the benefits that a glass of wine can actually provide when it comes to losing and maintaining weight.  Research shows that women can actually enjoy a glass of wine a […]

Why Do I Get a Headache When I Drink Red Wine?


For some, as much as they enjoy their red wine, they may have a negative experience associated with it: a pounding headache. While some of us can go about our wine-drinking adventures with smooth sailing, others may have a different take on wine.  For those who experience headaches after red wine, they’re not alone.  For […]

What qualifications must a bottle of wine have in order to be labeled “reserve?”


As you’re scouring the racks of wine at the store and trying to decide on the perfect bottle of red for date night, you may notice that several of the more expensive wines are labeled as “reserve” wines. Clearly this affects the price, but what exactly does it mean? When we think of the word […]