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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:34:33 -0500


The Art of Selling Wine in the Tasting Room

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:38:05 -0500

Some people have an aversion to being exposed to sales people. Selling wine to tasting room visitors is a benefit enjoyed by oenophiles; it is all about garnering information that makes life a little better. Wine is a great deal about emotions and excited senses. People are in a tasting room to be sold during an ah-ha moment.

The Tasting Room: Branding or Marketing

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:18:25 -0500

Tasting rooms obviously sell wine. But maybe when wineries turn to store front tasting rooms that aggregate multiple wineries under a common roof, the strength of a brand is given up. Further, many of my most appreciated tasting room experiences have been at wineries that are of very humble facilities. Tasting rooms are important in strengthening a winery's brand identity and building a bond with the visitor, customer and the wine community in total. It is impossible to farm out the protection or building of a brand. In wine, a brand is very personal and marketing is not branding. Marketing will substantiate a brand.

How to Choose a Mezcal Tour in Oaxaca Mexico

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:17:32 -0500

The state of Oaxaca, in Southern Mexico, has long been known for the production of mezcal, the country's iconic agave based spirit. Recently there has been a mezcal boom, whereby visitors are traveling to Oaxaca in search of a mezcal tour which meets their needs. They may be merely aficionados, or have an interest in the business of mezcal or be commercial photographers and documentary film producers. How do you decide upon the correct person to guide you into mezcal country, who has the appropriate credentials to meet your needs?

Wine Bars Are Popping Up All Over - Here's Why

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:12:41 -0600

There are some people who wish they could bring a little glitz and glam to what they believe to be fairly mundane lives. They accessorize a bit with their wardrobe, add little touches of color & texture to their home d?cor, and they try to socialize in hip places like wine bars.

Is the Craft Beer Rocket Ride Fizzling Out?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:57:30 -0600

This article attempts to explain the craft beer marketplace, issues facing it and define craft beer as a separate category within the beer genre. This is a relatively new industry that started in 1963 with Fritz Maytag buying Anchor Brewing in San Francisco and made popular by Jim Koch at Samuel Adams.

All About Wine: Cooking With Wine

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:03:30 -0600

More and more people are drinking wine with their meals and also cooking with wine. In Europe, the Americas and even Africa there has been an upsurge of interest in wine.

Mezcal in Oaxaca: State, National and Global Significance of Mexico's Iconic Spirit

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:21:32 -0600

Mezcal is the iconic agave based spirit of Mexico. Until well into this century it was deemed a high alcohol beverage for the masses of the country, especially the rural folk of the state of Oaxaca where most is distilled. It was shunned by the middle classes. But more recently it has garnered respect, not only throughout Mexico but on the international stage as well. For one, the mezcal industry is sustainable and environmentally friendly. In addition, it has been coveted because no two batches of artisanal mezcal are the same. These factors have impacted the cultural and economic bases of Oaxaca and Mexico more broadly, which has reinforced the industry.

Terroir, Rootstock, Clones, and Cross-Breeding: Quality Wine Starts In the Vineyard

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:54:36 -0600

Because most people do not visit a vineyard they do not appreciate the complexity of vineyard life relative to fine wines. It is much more fun to taste wines in a comfortable tasting room. But wine drinkers are more and more demanding of quality wines. Problem is we do not fully appreciate the intense decision-making and tasks associated with getting quality fruit to the winemaker. Quality wines start in the vineyard and often many years before the first fruit makes it into the oak. Hopefully, this article will give a perspective to what makes great wine fruit.

Did You Know This?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:28:55 -0600

Did you know that I have drunk a bottle of champagne a day, every day since January 1, 1965? Here are the reasons why!

Technology Enhances Wine, Spirits and Beer Labels

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:04:55 -0600

The label on a bottle of wine is there for legal and marketing reasons. Information on the label has always been mandated by TTB regulation and any leftover space is available for sales information. For more information about the wine, technology is coming to the rescue. Some technologies are decades old (barcodes and QR codes) and one is relative new-NFC tags. We see barcodes on wine, spirits and beer and on occasion we see the QR code, but the NFC tag (Near Field Communications) offers the consumer flexible and customizable product information that is secure and can be updated to stay current. A NFC tag reader enabled smartphone will give consumers unlimited information about a product simply by tapping the smartphone on a out-of-site NFC tag under a label.

Three New Places To Find Great Craft Beer

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:08:14 -0600

If you head to your local convenience store or supermarket, you may find that your selection of beer has changed a bit. Moreover, you may find that what was once a somewhat small offering of beers from the usual names in the industry have begun to give way to smaller brands and companies bringing you craft beer.

Breweries Near Me Every Beer Lover Needs To Know About

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:56:17 -0600

If you're a fan of televised sports, you are, no doubt, full aware of the amount of money that is spent by major beer manufacturers for advertising. The crazy thing is that even though their names are very well-known, even by non-beer drinkers, you do often find yourself asking the question, "Are there any breweries near me?" Moreover, are there any that absolutely need to be known about?

10 Delicious Grocery Store Wine and Cheese Pairings

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:49:57 -0600

If you are a lover of delicious charcuterie and elegant wine, then you should learn how to make the best of both worlds right at your local grocery store. You can find terrific pairings at a economical price!

Stick a Cork in It

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:06:35 -0600

Wine makes the world go 'round, or so it seems. We have a never-ending choice of types, country origins and prices to please any palette. Much of the world has been imbibing for centuries, as a beverage in celebratory events and in religious ceremonies. Cooks have included it in their prize dishes, and countries export millions of bottles of their landmark varieties yearly. It seems the U.S. was late to the party, preferring ale and cocktails to our ancestors' wines, but in the last few decades we have become a sophisticated populace of wine drinkers, not the least of which is our own California bounty. Grapes have been cultivated for centuries, and the origins may surprise you.. So sit back, pour yourself a glass and read up on wine.

When It Comes to Wine, Do As The Romans Did

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 19:06:19 -0600

Now that we are interested in making organic wine, it seems a good idea to revive ancient wine-making traditions. Researchers from the University of Catania in Sicily have begun to make wine as the Romans did two thousand years ago. They are trying to find out if it is feasible to make wine in the same way as the ancient Romans did.

Latest Wine Trends in the US and UK

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:42:12 -0500

Wine is becoming more popular than ever before. In fact it is taking over from beer as the UK and US's favourite alcoholic drink. It has less calories than beer and lager, which may be one reason why this is so. What's your favourite tipple? Has this changed in the last five years?

Fixing Wine Stained Lips and Teeth After Red Wine

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:21:24 -0500

Having trouble getting rid of those wine stains on your teeth and lips? We have some tips that will help! Read more...

Reinventing Mezcal Anejo and Con Gusano

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:06:39 -0500

Aged mezcals and those infused with "the worm" or con gusano, in recent years have not received the respect deserved from either retailers or the so called experts in the spirits industry. Their dogmatism is without merit and adversely impacts the imbibing public. Some write that aged mezcal such as reposado and anejo is not traditional mezcal. Nothing could be further from the truth. Others write that anything other than clear unaged mezcal masks the natural flavors of the agave. But if it does so in a positive way, what right do they have to tell us what to drink and what not to drink.

Your New Favorite Craft Beer Is Just A Sip Away

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:56:29 -0500

Micro brews and small batch beer are quickly gaining more popularity. The momentum in beer lovers choosing tastier and fuller brews has created an entire industry of especially made craft beer. Lovers of beer have a variety of choices and flavors to choose from not seen in any other period. As a result, the industry has exploded and the amount of choice at your local store can be staggering. Don't worry though, your new favorite brew is just a sip away with this guide.

It's Easy To Find Breweries Near Me If I Do This

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:02:25 -0500

You may be saying to no one in particular, "Hey, I really want to find breweries near me, but I have no idea where to look or how to even start searching." It might be important to start by trying to defining what it is you are looking for in a brewery.

How Many Types Of Beer Are Available To Drink?

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:04:35 -0500

Keep reading to know more about 23 different types of beers. Ale: Originally liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation, as opposed to beer, which was made by the same process but flavoured with hops. Today ale is used for all beers other than stout.

Know Your Red Wine Varieties

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:14:28 -0500

If you're having a dinner party and have no idea of the difference between a shiraz and a cabernet you need to get educated! Knowing your wine varieties and the foods they should be paired with will impress your guests and allow for some interesting topics of conversation as you impart pearls of wisdom. Read our article to find out more about red wines and where the originate from.

The Lugana Doc Consortium and Its Wines

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:06:38 -0500

Situated in the Lake Garda territory, the Lugana wine region offers great wines whose origin was certified in the 1700. The Lugana microclimate, which benefits from the temperate breezes of Lake Garda, is mild and seldom subject to sharp changes in temperature between night and day. It truly is the perfect "climatic cradle" for nurturing and enhancing the peculiar characteristics of grape cultivars. Discover one of the wine Italian excellence.

Is the Wine Industry Ready for New Label Technology?

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:53:25 -0500

Some wine label content is required by law but that does not mean labels are to be void of creativity. Labels act as a billboard and the window through which consumers get the first glimpse into the soul of a wine. In 3 seconds the label must invite the consumer to explore all the information on the bottle and decide to try. The product will then dictate the future sucess of the product with that consumer. Labels will not make a bad wine good. Holograms are now pushing their way into the wine label arena because holograms are fun and entertaining. Holograms do invite consumer to explore products and stimulate sales. 3-D labels have been around for 40 years; just now getting into wine.

Benefits of Drinking Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:23:51 -0500

Alcohol-free drinks are growing in popularity because they offer the same satisfaction as an alcoholic beverage without its ill effects. They serve as a healthy substitute for their alcoholic counterparts.

Wines From Around The Globe

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:04:45 -0500

Riesling is one of the great white grapes. It produces wines that vary by region, but they share a great many traits. This wine is often highly fragrant, very delicious and food-friendly. It is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is the world's finest white-wine grape variety.

Elegant Wines to Savor

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:04:34 -0500

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot Noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler climates, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France.

Wine Lovers

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:04:23 -0500

Merlot wine is first class. Not only does it command the highest respect in the wine world, Merlot also tastes great with food. Merlot a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for a variety of wines. The name Merlot is thought to be the French name for the blackbird.

Wines Worthy of Your Wine Cellar

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:04:02 -0500

Chardonnay Wine is the most popular wine in the world today. Wine lovers in Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States, Denmark and Belgium are enjoying this very versatile wine.

Chablis Wine

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:03:59 -0500

The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates. Thes wines often described as steely. To make a true Chablis it is required to use Chardonnay grapes only.

Wines From Bordeaux, France

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:02:41 -0500

Bordeauxx ("Bore-doe") refers to a wine from Bordeaux, France. over 90% of Bordeaux wines are red wines made with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, petit Verdot and Malbec.

The Romance of Wine

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:02:16 -0500

This is all about Fine Wine and what I refer to as Wine Magic. There are so many ways to enjoy Wine, and when you add Wine to specific activities, Magic happens. Calming, relaxing and stress relieved Wine Magic! Activities To Best Enjoy Along a Glass of Fine Wine.

Sauvignon Blanc

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:01:50 -0500

Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins in South West France. Sauvignon produces a crisp, dry, and refreshing white wine. It's long been used to make world-class wines from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Yet in recent decades, Sauvignon Blanc has become an everyday favorite thanks to the New World winemakers of New Zealand.

Wine Cellar Favorites

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:59:20 -0500

Also known as Primitivo, is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is grown in over 10 percent of California vineyards. The grape found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century, where it became known by variations of the name "Zinfandel", a name which is probably of Austrian origin.

Five Places to Discover New Craft Beer

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:36:09 -0500

The craft beer movement is all the rage and has been for a number of years now. Part of what has made this particular fermented beverage renaissance is the fact that so many people have decided that they want more of a farm-to-market approach to their beer. So much emphasis is placed on knowing the places where are food comes from that it was almost inevitable that something as socially, and culturally, important as beer would follow suit.

Corks Can Live Long After the Wine Is Gone

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:55:19 -0500

Wine bottles seem to be the most obvious items recycled from the wine industry. Many people do not even think about corks as being a recycling option from that empty bottle of wine. In fact, cork as a closure, is the most ecological friendly of all closure options, including aluminum and plastic. The cork is harvested without destroying any trees, in fact the trees reproduce the cork bark and are ready for re-harvesting in 7 to 9 years. When you see a cork recycling box at you grocery store or wine merchant, realize that there is an active and growing community of people re-purposing corks.

Shiraz Vs Syrah - What's the Difference?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:25:51 -0500

What's the real difference between Shiraz and Syrah? A little more detailed than you think.

Get the Skinny on Sulfates and Organic Wines

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:48:19 -0500

This article can clear up questions associated with the use of sulfites in winemaking, weather they are harmful or not and the difference between Organic and Biodynamic wines. In other words drinking green.

Wine Accessories for Gifts

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:22:44 -0500

A true wine lover not only loves to drink it, but share it with special people. Accessories make wine drinking an experience, a true art for the senses.

Satisfying Wine and Beer Pairings for Lamb

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:12:37 -0500

Learn how to pair your lamb dish with the perfect wine or beer! Both red and white wine are great options for lamb, and beer is even better!

Competing Theories of the Roots of Agave Distillation in Mexico

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:18:49 -0500

There has been much debate regarding the origins of distillation in Mexico and the production of agave spirits such as mezcal. For decades it was assumed that the arrival of the Spanish during The Conquest marked it's origins, having learned from alchemist Moors to distill as early as the 8th century AD. But literature noting Filipino seamen landing on Mexico's west coast and distilling fermented coconut in clay vessels, and the more recent publication of a book urging us to believe that the indigenous peoples of the country were distilling more than two thousand years ago, suggest that there are no easy or steadfast answers, with doubts remaining.

Australian White Wine Varieties

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:21:45 -0500

Australia has some excellent wine growing regions that have developed full bodied wine flavours from imported wine stock. Find out more about Australian white wine and where the best wine comes from.

Prosecco - 12 Things Most People Don't Know

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:59:04 -0500

There are an awful lot of people enjoying Prosecco all over the UK, but how much do we actually know about the UKs favourite sparkler? This article aims to amuse and inform all you Prosecco fans.

Automated Harvesting Grapes Is Only Part of The Cost Savings Story From The Vineyard

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:12:18 -0500

Automation is impacting our lives beyond just what we experience with iPhones or automobiles--automation is taking over vineyards. There is a point where certain types of costs in producing wine must be addressed in order for producers to put out a product most people can afford. Labor is getting to be expensive and hard to find at almost any price. We already know grapes can be picked mechanically, but did you know the maintenance of the vineyard is complicated, requires precision and is more labor intense than the harvest itself? Vines must be tended and the vineyard floor must be protected--wine starts with agriculture. And automation is part of the process.

Do You Believe Research Findings Even When Reported About Wine?

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:24:29 -0500

Over the years you have probably read about all the research that touts the benefits and risks of drinking wine. We generally believe these research results because we see them in print or on the Internet. Don't be fooled into believing everything because you see it published. Even noted researchers say most published research findings are false; promoted by special interest who have an agenda. Wine is like all industries, they want to promote their product benefits and help sell their wines. Wine is great but maybe consume it because you like it not for what can be false benefit claims.

5 Common Mistakes People Make When Ordering Craft Beer

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:20:15 -0500

The world of craft beer is a new and exciting one, with new micro-breweries opening each day across the country. The art of these local, homemade-esque brews is that creativity is key and invention is next. In other words, large corporations have their place in the alcohol market, but local places are starting to take root and a whole new culture of beer is cropping up. If you are new to the scene, worry not, as there really are no hard and fast rules. There are, however, a few guidelines to help you feel more comfortable when ordering your first craft beer. Take a look at the following mistakes to avoid:

Mezcal De Pechuga From Oaxaca, Mexico: Historical Account of the Agave Distillate

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:19:29 -0500

One of the most unusual beverages produced in Mexico is mezcal de pechuga, most commonly distilled in the southern state of Oaxaca. Where, when and why a Mexican first experimented with creating a spirit using raw chicken or turkey breast is open to speculation. But this account takes its "invention" to the 1930s, and provides names, context and other details for a compelling account to the earliest formulation of the agave based Mexican spirit.

Is Wine Good For You?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:58:22 -0500

You should not binge on wine. In other words, if you take one or two units of wine on a daily basis, it may give some benefits for your cardiac health. Some people say that red wine is more beneficial than other types of wines. However, this is a controversial topic. Let's look at some facts and find out if wine is good for you.

Smart Drinking - Forget the Hangover

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:07:56 -0500

The best way to prevent a drink smart, prevent a hangover and be safe. I am all for reckless partying but why should you suffer in the morning?

Buy Your Wine Direct From the Winery

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:28:24 -0500

Direct to consumer sales of wines are absolutely an unqualified success and it isn't for inexpensive wines either. Average prices paid for DtC purchases can easily be $80 per bottle and consumers can find $200 per bottle of high-end wines. Depending on amount of wine purchased from the winery, some shipping costs can be waived.

Difference About Wine & Brewing Beer

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:51:44 -0500

Brewing has been around for many enormous quantities of years, with the earliest archaeological evidence showing that alcoholic drinks had been made in historical Egypt. The process entails the fermentation of the sugars contained in vegetable products. Even though the fundamental idea in all alcohol making is equivalent, the processing of beers and wines could be very special, leading to precise drinks.

Fun With a Wine & Cheese Party

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:32:50 -0600

Another fun idea for a party that's simple and easy is wine and cheese. Think of it as a dinner party with relatively easy prep and clean up.

Education and Artisanal Mezcal Production in Oaxaca, Mexico

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:22:27 -0600

Recently a new trend has begun to emerge in artisanal mezcal production in Oaxaca, the southern Mexico state where most of the spirit is distilled. The makers, known as palenqueros, are now investing their disposable income in educating their children; often the first generation in families dating back centuries, to send their children to university. But these graduates, be it in law, engineering, business administration, linguistics, or otherwise, are not simply obtaining their degrees and leaving home, but rather they are at least initially using their knowledge to help their families advance their economic lot in the artisanal mezcal industry.

An Option to Pressure Sensitive Labels For Small Craft Beer and Wine Producers

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:10:48 -0600

There is a great alternative to traditional labels for small runs of wine and craft beers. With craft beers it is expensive to print directly on a supply of cans--especially when the immediate need is for small quantities of custom images on cans or paper labels on bottles. Look at shrink sleeve labels for a cost effective professional image.

Bottle Service - What's the Story?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:08:48 -0600

If You Want to Get Noticed, Get Table Reservation If you want the ultimate VIP experience at the best nightclubs in the country, go for bottle service.Many nightclubs have developed into epic parties with the presence of celebrities, world famous DJs and live concert-like presentations. It is obvious how these draw massive crowds, and most of the time, jam-packed nightclubs.

Forward Looking - Trends in the Craft Beer Industry

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:11:08 -0600

Often I wonder if the craft beer sector is a passing fancy. Craft catergoy has been around now for a couple of decades and probably became most famous the Sam Adams. Of course home brewing was been around for a very long time. Within craft beer there are several renderings of the definition-Macro Breweries, Micro Breweries, Nano Breweries, Brewpubs, and Home Brewers; all categories are defined by the volume of their production. The industry may consolidate, but it is with us for the foreseeable future. Craft beer is a trend for sure.

A Wine Bar And Restaurant Share The Basic Wine Characteristics You Must Know

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:53:03 -0600

Wine characteristics will help identify as well as relate different wines to each other. These will include the level of dryness, body, fruit, tannin and acidity.

Drink Special Apps - Do They Work?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:35:18 -0600

Bars and restaurants need a better way to get the word out about drink specials and happy hours. Facebook pages are not effective enough, but that's what most are using right now.

There Are a Lot of Ways to Get a Wine to Market and It Doesn't Involve Making the Wine

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:03:35 -0600

Wine drinkers often look at wines like kids in a candy store; engrossed by all the neat labels and varieties. Such people may even anticipate finding a new wine that really surprises them with a great taste, aromas, color or the amazing feel in the mouth. Rarely do wine drinkers understand the complexity of the industry as a whole. Further, most people do not understand that the wine they like may not be being sold by a physical winery. These wines are called Bulk Wines and there are very sound and bone-fide reasons why bulk wines are produced; lucky for the wine drinkers!

Making A Wine May Not Be Easy, But It Could Be Simple - Starting Off Small

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:32:26 -0600

Custom Crush could be the key element in testing the viability of a new wine creation or wine project. Whatever the goal, there are so many options available to make premium private labeled wine. But, the trick to to start exploring all the options. People make wines for gifts, wedding favors, corporate promotions and some make wine to test a market for their new wine concept. Boutique award winning wines often come from people who do not own the winery property or even the vineyards. As they say in the Lottery games--if you don't play you for sure will not win. Maybe you might look at Custom Crush options?

Winemaking May Have Traditional Approaches But Research Is Keeping It On the Edge

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:25:04 -0600

Forty years ago a winery in Argentina decided to step up to the plate with a major commitment to wine research. That research, which I think has highlighted the importance of understanding terroir. Now that original effort found its way to UC Davis and more research is ongoing. Yes, terroir does matter and better wines can come about when winemakers understand how to use terroir research.

Craft Brewers Are Migrating East

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:55:35 -0600

What is the deal with all these fancy beers nowadays eh? I mean come on who wants to pay $5-6 bucks a draft or $10 bucks per 6-pack? Nobody right?

Calories in Wine - White Vs Red

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:37:41 -0600

Invariably, you will see an assortment of articles which will tell you that you should avoid wine if you are attempting to lose weight. These reports will point to the high amount of calories in wine, especially calories which these reports will say come from sugar.

Wine Must Breathe, But Not Too Much

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:15:15 -0500

There is nothing simple about making fine wine and if you expect it to get better with age, the process gets real complicated. The bottle closure is a regulator of oxygen that interacts with wine in the bottle; just like oak barrel. Therefore, the winemaker must chose the closure wisely because every closure has its drawbacks. Nonetheless, its hard to be time proven and honored traditions.

Yes There Are Package and Product Innovations In the Wine Industry, Not Just In Beer and Cider

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:12:24 -0500

Consumers see a lot indicators of the changes in product and packaging relative to beverages business. The latest are NFL team logos on a can of beer. Less noticed are the innovations coming out of the wine industry. But, wine is an industry involved in a special aura of romance, tradition, ritual and a sipping enjoyment; you sip wine and not drink it. Here we take a look at the meaning of innovations in the drinks business--alcohol and non-alcohol and get a feel for the innovations in each industry.

Australia Wine Region

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:55:54 -0500

Usually when you think about Australia, the last thing that comes up in your mind is wine. But don`t be fooled, Australia has some of the best and most awarded wines worldwide.

Are You Buying Wines With the Name of the Grape on the Label Because You Think It Is the Best?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:44:01 -0500

Are you planning an event and considering the best wine for the occasion, or wondering what would be the best wine to bring as a hostess gift? Most people buy a wine with a varietal name emblazoned on the label thinking it must be the best. Maybe that is a conditioned purchase because we do not understand how a varietal wine came by that varietal's name being on the label. It seems that regulations, even concerning wine, cannot be avoided in anything.

Everything You Need to Know About How to Store Wine

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:24:40 -0500

Ever wine collector wants to keep their wine in pristine condition. There are several things that you need to keep in mind when trying to preserve your favorite wines.

Another Form of Art In Winemaking Is In Blending

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:27:39 -0500

Wine is intriguing and American icons and legends always been profoundly interested in wines; Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson had positive comments about fine wines. Even Benjamin Franklin said wine made us civil. If wine is a constant exploration to find civility, I have started exploring blended wines; but will probably never arrive I am sure. Blended wines can be more complex and offer some for the accrued wine makers art of blending.

Champagne Enthusiast? Why Not?

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:14:34 -0500

I often wondered when you transcend from lover to enthusiast. The dictionary defines an enthusiast as 'a person who is very interested in a particular activity or subject'. Yes, that describes my interest in champagne. I now consider myself a Mother, a Wife, a Residential Sales Consultant and Champagne Enthusiast. I love my new title!

4 Tips to Help You Make the Best Out of a Wine Tour

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:24:52 -0500

Whenever you are spending a cosy evening with your family accompanied by a glass of the finest wine, don't you ever wish to visit the place that produces such marvels? Well, almost all of us have it on our bucket list to be a part of wine tours that allow visitors to taste their creations freshly prepared and bottled.

Visit a Wine Trail for Your Next Big Adventure!

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:05:48 -0500

A wine trail is a great way to explore the beautiful countryside and taste a variety of wines. Learn more before you plan your next getaway!

Use Your Sensory to Discover the Basic Wine Characteristics

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:30:46 -0500

Learning the wine characteristics can be very pleasant or a time-and-resource-consuming passion. By understanding the basic wine characteristics after including some basic background knowledge and a logical approach you can increase your individual enjoyment.

8 Tips for a Successful Wine Trail Visit

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:43:59 -0500

Going on a wine trail visit is one of the best ways of experiencing the different types of wine on the market. It is imperative to prepare well to get the best experience.

Drink To Your Health Organically

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:12:35 -0500

Words have meaning and yet can be misleading. Take for example the word "Organic", simple enough. But, what happens when the word can have different means to different people. For example, does Organic also mean: 100% Natural, All Sustainable, From Organic Grapes, or Produced by Hand. No, these do not make Organic wines. The USDA has defined what Organic means and Demeter-USA has taken Organic to the highest form by certifying Biodynamic wines; an elevated form of what Organic truly means.

Reasons to Love Red Wine

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:02:40 -0500

RED WINE is the purest and most loved liquor of the world. Red Wine is preferred over other wines because of its various qualities that make it a cherished drink. It is rated very highly for being a health drink by some leading health bulletins. The alcohol content generally ranges between 12 to 15 %. The most common varieties of Red Wine are Shiraz, Pinot noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet sauvignon.

The Guide to Pinot Noir Wine

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:51:49 -0500

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape that originated in Burgundy and it is one of the oldest wine spices planted in France. The name is derived from the French words pine and black, pine to describe tightly clustered grapes.

Craft Beers and Microbrewery: A Trend That Is Here to Stay

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:26:25 -0500

No matter the place of the world we choose to go for a drink, it is becoming more and more common to find, next to the industrial beer supplier, a wide range of craft beers. Some of these bars even experiment with microbrewing, using recipes of their own creation, and providing a unique experience to their customers.

10 Fundemental Wine Terminologies You Must Know To Taste, Appreciate, and Valuate Wine

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:28:20 -0500

These are some of the definitions that any wine investor or taster will have to be familiar with, and which I will do my best to explain in as detailed a manner as possible. Of course, nothing beats going for a wine-tasting course to get familiar with what these definitions truly means. Terminology #1: Complexity Complexity is created by several factors: well-merged flavors, the intensity, richness and depth of the combination of flavors, aroma characteristics, the focus, harmony and overall balance, and the finesse (the elegance and fineness of the wine, or sometimes, can also be...

Basic Wine Types

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:27:40 -0500

The process of wine making is exciting and easy. As we all know wine is made from grapes and the recipe has been developed over centuries. Sure, first grapes are harvested, placed in a container and squeezed.

Fourth of July Party Drinks

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:50:43 -0500

Drink ideas for anyone throwing a 4th of July party. Variety of drinks made with wines and spirits.

How Do You Select Wine From An Inch-Thick Wine List?

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:10:26 -0500

You are really excited to be out for an excellent meal. You are seated and they bring the menus; you start salivating at the prospects. The sommelier brings the wine list; uh oh! it's an inch thick at least! Does your heart sink? Or do think 'Oh wow, we're going to get some great wine!'? In this article we give you some tips and techniques that we have learned over the years to turn this challenge into fun!

Here Is A Great Source Of Information And Ideas About Wine

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:42:54 -0500

Do you feel like you're out of the loop when it comes to entertaining or cooking with wine? Perhaps you don't know what is good, or perhaps you're not sure about correlating your use of wine with the foods you eat. Learn more by reading this article, and find out more about wine.

Why Should You Order Fruity Beer in Summer?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:49:56 -0500

No matter how big your party is, a top beer delivery service provider is capable of delivering huge quantity. You can call them anytime even if there is no party for some fruity refreshment & be fit in summer.

Coopers, White Oak and Winemakers Make For Some Awesome Wines

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:22:54 -0500

We have all seen planters made from used wine barrels, but the thought occurred to me-just how much is known about the importance oak plays in making nice wines, just before its final resting place as a planter? Oak is a complicated wood that is specifically grown for wine barrels in very few parts of the World. French Oak is the most known oak for wine, however American Oak has a much shorter history but is equally grand respected. You do not need to be an artist to appreciate the look of a new wine barrel made of White Oak. California makes wine barrels for wineries all over the World. But, why White Oak?

Mezcal, Methanol, Moonshine and Myth

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:13:15 -0500

Mezcal, the agave based Mexican spirit, has been unfairly linked to methanol poisoning. While this affliction and many others related to alcohol abuse significantly impact health globally, the research and reporting relative to methanol in mezcal is scarce, and much of it is based on fear-mongering without scientific or investigative reports to back up allegations. This article examines methanol and other alcohol poisoning globally (i.e. American moonshine as well as alcohols consumed in Africa, Europe, Asia and Central/South America) and at the same time looks at instances in Mexico, the state of Oaxaca in particular, with a view to putting the literature, lay and scientific, in perspective, suggesting a Darwinian approach viz. mezcal production.

A Beer A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:53:27 -0500

Kept in moderation most alcoholic beverages present some health benefits. Most people associate these benefits with a glass of wine. Upon further review, beer may be even better.

Fundamentals of Making Home Wine

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:43:48 -0500

If you've been toying with the idea of trying your home-made wine you need to look through the selection of ingredients, recipes, equipment and different sorts of grapes. By producing home-made wine, you will become one of the thousands of happy people that have already discovered this intriguing and rewarding hobby.

4 Tips You Can Follow While Moving Out for a Wine Tour

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:24:07 -0500

Wine tasting is an adventure in itself especially when you intend to have an inclination towards nature, greenery, vineyards and wine manufacturing units in particular. Moving out during the weekends along with companions to a wine manufacturing unit would strike a familiar chord if you are someone who frequently takes out time for such adventure.

Cork Versus, Screw Caps - Which Is Better?

Thu, 19 May 2016 09:39:24 -0500

Corks are the classic choice in the wine industries that have been used for a very long period of time. However, there are some surprising facts and arguments so whatever you may using, you're both right and wrong.

How To Find The Best Wine Deals Online and Offline

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:36:42 -0500

Do you need to buy good wine in bulk at a good price? Read this guide for some advice on how to find the best deal for your event. We take a look at the best sources of information the best tactics to apply when making the deal.

Finding The Best Wine And The Best Wine Deals, On A Budget

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:35:58 -0500

If you are not a wine connoisseur, and few of us are, but you enjoy the odd glass of wine, we have provided a short guide covering the basics to help you find a good bottle of wine that you will enjoy and which won't hurt your pocket. There is a common misconception that the more you spend on a bottle of wine, the more you will enjoy it. This is most definitely not the case. It all comes down to personal taste and even the most knowledgeable wine lover would be hard pressed (please forgive the pun) to deny that there isn't a reasonably priced bottle of wine that they really enjoy or that they don't relish the challenge of tracking down the best wine offers on their particular favourite wines. Arming yourself with a little knowledge about the world of wine can help enormously with your search for the best wine deals out there, especially if you have a budget to stick to.

Who Could Possibly Turn Down a Glass of Bubbles?

Tue, 10 May 2016 15:09:26 -0500

Champagne is perhaps the most popular, celebratory drink in the World, the perfect drink for almost any occasion. Whether you're celebrating a wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or toasting a bottle at a quiet dinner event, it's a beverage that has the ability to suit all special occasions. Who could possibly turn down a glass of bubbles? But when exactly was it invented and how has it become so highly regarded in the alcoholic industry? This wonderful drink has an awesome backstory we thought we'd share!

How to Find the Correct Beer for You

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:33:49 -0500

Finding the right beer for you can take time. It took me a couple of years to find a couple of my favorite beers. It is pretty simple though, you have to be willing to try all different kinds of beer.

Recommended Beers and Breweries

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:31:11 -0500

The article highlights some of the author's favorite beers and breweries. There a short descriptions of the beers along with pictures.

Solving the "I'm Not a Fan of Beer" Stigma

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:16:00 -0500

This article provides some suggestions on finding a way to enjoy beer. It aims to encourage people to try new beers to find one they like or use beer as a food ingredient.

Another Perspective On Alcohol

Mon, 02 May 2016 06:50:11 -0500

All through the centuries, there have been endless arguments about alcohol's merits and demerits. To this date, the debate still simmers. This article offers another perspective on alcohol based on scientific studies. It discusses the effects of alcohol on the body, its possible health benefits as well as risks.

The Difference Between Red And Rose Wine

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:31:10 -0500

Winemaking represents an art of its own, with so many types and varieties of wines that will make your head spin just by thinking about them, let alone drink them. We should simplify by dividing the wines into major groups. These major groups adopt certain criteria to help assign each wine into its own group.

Climbing Bines Hop Farm on Seneca Lake, NY

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:54 -0500

Our course is set on Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Craft Brewery. Located about halfway up the west side of Seneca Lake near Dresden, NY, it is a great place to stop for a beer and enjoy the beautiful countryside around Seneca Lake.

Flytrap Brewing Co. Wilmington, North Carolina

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:37:40 -0500

A positive review of Flytrap Brewing Company, unique nano-brewery in Wilmington, NC. Beer selections vary from time to time, but no doubt you will find a great tasting beer to enjoy. Great place to stop and unwind for a few.