Let it Breathe

If you’ve been drinking wine for more than a day or two, you’ve probably heard that you should let wine breathe, or aerate. I’ve talked about it, wine shops talk about it, sommeliers talk about it…you get the picture. The question is, have you ever thought about why...

How to Save Leftover Wine

This may come as a shock to some of you, but sometimes you finish the day with leftover wine. I know, I know- it’s hard to believe but it is true. So, for those of you who do have wine left in the bottle at the end of the day, we’re here to help keep it from spoiling....

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;...

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...

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...

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...