Wine of the Week: 100% Chardonnay

z2-meduatae-thomas-verbruggenAnd yet, another wine from France — and yes, another one from the Burgundy region. But I’m not going to apologize because you’ll thank me for this one. This wine is a very neutral wine. Good to pair with a number of dishes. For those who like to keep a few bottles around the house, this one is a good choice.  Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Merlot/Cabernet Franc

ghfkrvlxk8c-jez-timmsThis week’s wine is particularly special because it’s an older, aged bottle. Aging wine can get tricky because there is a specific process to aging them. First, you must know the wine well so that you exactly how long to age it. Second, you must turn the bottle every once in awhile to prevent the sediments from collecting in one spot for too long. This wine was aged just right. Let’s get started: Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Riesling

eo9znteuh_y-thomas-martinsenI usually prefer reds, but this riesling makes me want to turn down any red for a bottle of a crsip, fresh white. A lot of the wines I’ve shared with you all are from France. I promise I didn’t do that on purpose, but it just happened to be that my favorites from my weekly evalutions (“experiments”) have been from France. This riesling is no exception. Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Burgundy

dvibc9l5dhg-emanuel-feruziThis week’s wine is particularly awesome because we are diving into Burgundy. Here’s why this is important. When people think of wine, France is one of the first countries to come up. When people think of France, the two most famous wine regions of the country is Bordeaux (the famous left and right bank of Bordeaux) and the other wine region is Burgundy. Let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Merlot

gogw9vatm-q-oscar-soderlundIt’s really fun trying out a new wine a week. I’ll be honest with you guys though, I try out more than one wine a week. I like to think of it as experimenting — a really fun experiment. This week’s wine is a merlot. Merlot is common from the Bordeaux region of France. Sometimes merlot is made into a wine on its own, but other times, it is used as a blender with cabernet sauvignon. Today’s merlot is pure merlot. Continue reading

5 S’s in Wine

Wine TastingHave you ever wondered why you see people swirling and smelling their glass of wine? There’s a reason for that. There are 5 S’s in wine. And no, I’m not talking about the way it’s spelled. When evaluating wine, there are 5 things you should keep in mind. Each step is crucial to evaluating your wine. The 5 steps are sight, swirl, smell, sip, and savor. Let’s break down each area, shall we? Continue reading