On May 7th, the world celebrated perhaps the most ubiquitous white wine in the cosmos - Sauvignon Blanc. Though Sancerre is its spiritual birthplace, New Zealand is the root of the savvy that has taken the world by storm.
Wine sampling notes can be the most helpful tips to look for when purchasing a bottle of wine. Over the last decade, wine sampling notes have moved more toward audience reviews, which are less skewed. There is, however, no standard for writing wine tasting notes.
Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and if you haven't already updated your calendar, here's a friendly note! Sunday, May 9, 2021 is a day to consider to spend quality time with your mother or to send her something extraordinary.
Do you own a wine decanter, and how frequently do you use it? Do you think decanting wine makes a difference? Why do some wines require decanting while others do not? Personally, I adore wine decanters and have amassed quite a collection over the years.
The idea behind allowing wine to breathe, or aerate, is to increase your wine's exposure to the surrounding air. Allowing wine to mix and mingle with air will usually warm it up, allowing the aromas to open up, the flavor profile to soften and mellow out, and the overall flavor characteristics to improve.
When shopping for wine online, you've probably come across lengthy explanations referring to the use of commercial or wild yeast. We are all aware that wine yeast aids in the conversion of sugar to alcohol, resulting in noble juice.
Any of what we have now is the product of our forefathers' hard work. They are the ones in charge of creating, exploring, and addressing questions that arise when things are not plain enough. We are currently enjoying the luxury of drinking wines. But, do we all know where it came from and where it was discovered?
Being a Sommelier is a rare art form that is highly valued in the wine and gastronomy worlds. This expert is educated and passionate about wine and usually operates in fine restaurants, specializing in all facets of wine service as well as wine and food mixing. But what are the most crucial facets of sommelier work?