February 6, 2019

Some people tell me that they get headaches from drinking wine; people tend to believe it’s due to sulfites. It is not the sulfites in wine but simply a matter of hydration.  My secret to minimize headaches is for every glass of wine consumed, a glass of water should a...

January 9, 2019

Many people ask me what’s the difference between an Old-World wine versus a New-World wine?   And…which do I prefer?  The first part of the question is easier to answer, while preference is more challenging to address.  As individuals who enjoy wine, our palates tend t...

December 1, 2018

Wine can enhance the taste of food and make an ordinary meal extraordinary.  Pairing wine with food does not need to be complicated.  Taste preferences are largely subjective.  Furthermore, people come from all different cultural and culinary backgrounds; thus an abund...

November 1, 2018

Clarity & Brightness:  This provides clues as to whether the wine has been fined (filtered) or unfiltered.  Wines that have not been fined will have tiny particles suspended in the liquid, which inhibits the wine's ability to reflect light.  Wines are generally describ...

October 1, 2018

Extract & Stain Tears (Legs):  This refers to the dry solids that can be found in a wine's liquid solution, in other words, what is left in the glass after the liquid has evaporated.  Generally a wine with high levels of extract tends to be more dense in color and may...

September 1, 2018

Deductive Tasting: (An approach to deductive tasting method)  1. Sight (Clarity, Extract, and Viscosity).  2. Nose (Fruit, Non-Fruit, Earth (Mineral), Oak or Non-Oak. 3. Palate (Structure, Sweet, Dry, Tannin, Acidity, Body & Texture, Flavor, Balance, Complexity and Fin...

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