Wine Education Articles

New Year’s Wine Resolutions

It’s the new year and you know what that means: time to make resolutions about being healthier, working out more, saving money, and keeping the house clean. These resolutions are all great, but, frankly, there’s a reason most resolutions are broken by February:...

How to Solve Any Holiday Problem With Wine

Wine is basically a miracle worker. Any problem that comes your way can be solved by wine in sufficient quantities when used strategically. Here are three situations you’re likely to run into during the holidays and how to get out of them with the help of this helpful...

3 Wines to Drink through Thanksgiving

November has arrived! Here in Houston the weather has been fantastic, with cool mornings and sunny afternoons. This type of weather always gets me into the fall mood with my palate turning towards heavier, richer foods and wine. If you’re feeling the same way, you’re...

5 Accessories for the Wine Connoisseur

Awhile back we talked about the 5 accessories every wine drinker needs, whether you’re just getting into wine or have been enjoying it for quite some time. Today, we’re talking about accessories more serious wine drinkers should consider. They take the basic...

Wine Structure Series- Alcohol

Welcome to the last article in our wine structure series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far and learned a thing or two about the different factors that make up your glass of wine.  If you missed the articles on acidity and tannin, and sugar, make sure to check those...

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Wine Structure Series- Sugar

Wine Structure Series- Sugar

Welcome back to our wine structure series. We are halfway through, with just sweetness and alcohol left. If you missed the articles on acidity and tannin, make sure to check those out, too. Today we’re discussing sugar, one of my personal favorite things;...

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Wine Structure Series- Tannin

Wine Structure Series- Tannin

We’re back for our second week of the wine structure series! What did you think about acidity? This week we’re switching gears to discuss tannin. This is an important compound in red wine, so if you’re white wine only, bear with us. We’ll get back to your structural...

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Wine Structure Series- Acidity

Wine Structure Series- Acidity

Welcome to the wine structure series! Through this series we’ll explore the four different structural components that contribute to wine’s body: acidity, tannin, sugar, and alcohol. Each week we’ll discuss a new component and how it impacts the body. Ready to get...

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The Final Evaluation

The Final Evaluation

Alas! We have reached the final article in our wine tasting series. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a more in-depth look at each of the steps in wine tasting, from seeing to sniffing to sipping. Now that you’ve spent some time with the wine, it’s time to make a final...

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Tasting- What It’s All About

Tasting- What It’s All About

We have finally arrived at the best part of the wine tasting series- TASTING! If you’ve been following the wine tasting series, we’ve had an overview, discussed appearance, and reviewed aroma. We’ve finally reached the part that most people think of when they think...

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All About Aroma

The wine tasting series is back this week and we are covering wine aroma today. As with any other food or drink, the smell of wine is an important part of the tasting experience. Don’t believe me? Try it. Hold your nose and take a sip or bite of something flavored....

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Heat and Wine: A Love-but Mostly Hate- Relationship

Wine really has a love-hate relationship with heat. Grapes need heat to grow and ferment, but once the wine is bottled it needs to stay far, far away. I’m sure you’ve heard this, along with all the rules on how to serve wine at the right temperature. Today we’re going...

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Wine, Netflix, and Chill

Wine, Netflix, and Chill

Let me guess- you’ve been watching A LOT of TV and movies lately, am I right??? If so, you’re probably running out of things to watch. Luckily for you, there’s a whole slew of wine movies out there for you to enjoy. Whether you want heartwarming fiction, heart...

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Wine Appearance, AKA What’s That I See?

Wine Appearance, AKA What’s That I See?

The 2nd installment of the introduction to wine tasting series is here and we are talking all about wine appearance. Some people define appearance as just the intensity of the wine, but we’re including everything you can see when you look at a glass of wine- color,...

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Time to Rosé All Month Long

Time to Rosé All Month Long

If you read Wednesday’s article, you know we’re celebrating rosé month in August. We covered pairings on Wednesday, so make sure to check that out if you haven’t already. Today we’re going deep into the world of rosé and talking about how this quintessential summer...

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Introduction to Wine Tasting

Introduction to Wine Tasting

One of the most common things I hear when I talk to people about wine is that they want to drink it but they don’t know how. You know what I say? You drink wine the same way you drink anything else- put it in a glass and take a sip. That really is true to an extent,...

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