Gauging the personality and character of the wine that we are sipping is an awe-inspiring journey. If we want to learn this beautiful art of tasting and understanding great quality wine, the first thing we need to do is create the right ambience for it. Strong perfumes/pet odours/cooking smells, noisy, crowded rooms, the wrong size … Continue reading Understanding The Art Of Tasting Wine
Ingredients 2 bottles red Spanish table wine 1 cup brandy 1/2 cup triple sec 1 cup orange juice 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/2 cup simple syrup, or more to taste (equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled) Orange slices Apple slices Blackberries Pomegranate seeds Directions Mix all ingredients together and let stand … Continue reading Red Wine Sangria
Choosing wine is tricky at the best of times, but especially when you’ve got first date jitters. And if it’s a blind date, well, you’ll need all the help you can get. Give the gassy beer a miss and take a leaf out of Rude Wines’ little black book when wine drinking and dating. Who knows, this … Continue reading Top Tips for Wine Drinking and Dating
When it comes to sparkling wine, Champagne is king. There’s nothing more fun, festive, or straight-up fancy than a good old bottle of bubbly from the most renowned region of them all. Champagne’s terroir makes it extremely difficult to craft these precious bottles of bubbly, which also makes life as a winemaker in this glorious region less glamorous than it … Continue reading The 10 Bestselling Champagne Brands In The World
This summer, I was enjoying a casual dinner at my favorite wine bar with a good friend. He adores fine wine, which is why I was surprised to hear him say, “I don’t like Pinot Noir.” Our sommelier was shocked too. How could an experienced collector who regularly buys Screaming Eagle Cabernet and Angelus Bordeaux say that he dislikes … Continue reading Don’t Like Pinot Noir? Learn How to Love This Varietal with a Step-By-Step Guide
OLD VINES ZINFANDEL. RESERVE NOW! It seems like only yesterday I was strolling through the sun-soaked vineyards of Napa Valley, admiring the sun setting over the California landscape with a glass of Old Vines Red Zinfandel held delicately between two fingers. I stopped to admire the 90 year old vines that stood gnarled, thick and … Continue reading Old Vines Zinfandel. 2017 Limited Release Limited Supply Wine.
A driving force behind the popularity of California wine is their flavor. Generally, California wines are very fruity (that is, they have aromas and flavors that suggest fruits) and very flavorful (those fruity flavors are intense and easy to notice when you taste the wine). These characteristics appeal to a wide number of palates in … Continue reading Texture and Flavors of California Wines