Entries tagged with “Tips”

  • November 29, 2014

    Who knew Texas was the number 5 wine producing state in the U.S.? Who's up for a wine-themed vacation at one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2014?

  • November 21, 2014

    So...how much of a wino are you when you carry one of these in your purse? Better to be prepared than have to use a nail and hammer. In the event that you find yourself without a wine opener,... Continue Reading...

  • November 28, 2014

    All purpose wine glasses are a great gift for the beginner wine enthusiast or for someone who never drinks wine. I bought a 4-pack for my cousin for Christmas this year and found them at Target for $5.99. He just closed... Continue Reading...

  • December 15, 2014

    Pronunciation: broot Pairs With: Oysters, popcorn, strong cheeses, anything crispy and salty

  • December 8, 2014

    Whether it’s a BYOB restaurant or a party, it’s sometimes tough to decide what to bring. Will I be having a steak tonight or the fish? Will they be serving Mexican food at the party or will it... Continue Reading...

  • November 24, 2014

    Learn the correct pronunciation and some go-to food pairings so ordering wine doesn't have to be as uncomfortable! Pronunciation: cab er nay sawvee nyon Pairs With: Mushroom & swiss burger, ribeye steak, anything fatty

  • November 24, 2014

    Today is International Carmenere Day. Carmenere is a red grape born in the Bordeaux region of France but currently the signature grape of Chile. We suggest trying Root 1 Carmenere as it is affordable and full of flavor. It is a... Continue Reading...

  • December 1, 2014

    Pronunciation: shawm pine Pairs With: Oysters, popcorn, strong cheeses, anything crispy and salty

  • December 2, 2014

    You wake up to a half full, uncorked, and flat bottle of champagne from the night before. Huge waste if you dump it down the sink. Grab a silicone ice cube tray and fill it up and freeze. We picked... Continue Reading...

  • April 3, 2015

    NV, V. AVA? What do these abbreviations mean on a wine label? Here's the quick explanation: The "NV" stands for "Non-Vintage" and it means that the wine is made with a blend of grapes from two or three different years. ... Continue Reading...

  • December 29, 2014

    Dom Pérignon is produced in the Champagne region of France by their largest champagne house, Moët et Chandon. Bring in the New Year by skipping the cheap champagne. Dom Pérignon is crisp and a premium choice for... Continue Reading...

  • December 4, 2014

    Leftover champagne can have other uses besides ice cubes. You can use leftover champagne that has gone flat in your champagne based cocktails. Fizzy Mimosas - Pour 2 oz champagne or sparkling wine into your glass followed by 2 oz of your... Continue Reading...

  • December 9, 2014

    Although I am from the Midwest, I had the opportunity to spend two years on the East Coast, specifically in the state of New Jersey. We moved to the area in the winter and having no social connections or knowledge... Continue Reading...

  • December 11, 2014

    Are you ready to embark on your first trip to a winery? Or maybe you have gone to one before, but you didn’t know what to expect and you didn’t make the best use of your time there.... Continue Reading...

  • December 3, 2014

    Have you ever walked into a liquor store and saw those mini bottles of wine and wondered what the point was? You knew you would need an entire bottle to drink that night so why mess around with those little... Continue Reading...

  • December 23, 2014

    ​Pronunciation: pee noh bee AHN coh Pairs With: Lemon based sauces, seafood, a light chicken salad Origin: Italy

  • March 1, 2015

    Info - Pinot Noir is a complicated wine. Complicated in the uniqueness of each bottle and the variances in smell, color, and taste. We held our first Pinot Noir tasting over the last weekend and had several bottles from the... Continue Reading...

  • December 8, 2014

    Pronunciation: pee noh nwahr Pairs With: Salmon, tuna, duck, lamb, & mild or creamy cheeses

  • December 10, 2014

    A glass of pinot noir can have around 120 calories per five ounce serving. Red wines are typically higher in calories, alcohol content, and sugar than their white counterparts. Drink two glasses of pinot noir with dinner and you'll have to... Continue Reading...

  • December 21, 2014

    ​Reusing Corks - A Simple and Quick Gift Idea Do you have a pile of corks that look similar to this:

  • January 20, 2015

    Once you have chosen your theme and planned the food for your event, you will need to get supplies. This may be our favorite part of planning for a wine tasting, what girl doesn't love to shop? Here are some... Continue Reading...

  • December 5, 2014

    With temperatures hovering around zero this past weekend, we decided to make some homemade tomato soup and pair it with grilled cheese and Pinot Noir to warm us up! Skip the cayenne if you don't want it spicy, although it... Continue Reading...

  • November 26, 2014

    Pairing wine with your Thanksgiving dinner can be difficult. Try serving Bogle's Sauvignon Blanc. It pairs well with light appetizers which makes it a great choice to serve when guests first arrive. With a touch of white pepper, it will... Continue Reading...

  • November 18, 2014

    You may or may not have heard someone mention the "Big Eight" of wine tasting. Simply put, the "Big Eight" refers to the top eight most popular and influential wine varietals out there. The "Big Eight" includes four reds and... Continue Reading...

  • November 20, 2014

    Next time you pour yourself a glass of wine, follow the Five S's of wine tasting: See - Swirl - Smell - Sip - Savour

  • December 20, 2014

    Needing to host a holiday party this year? Budget constraints? Check out these tips for hosting a reasonably priced party: Utilize discount wine stores instead of traditional liquor stores. Stores like Trader Joes and Total Wine offer more reasonably priced... Continue Reading...

  • December 3, 2014

    If you're looking for a nice place to visit, try one of these countries: Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. They are the top wine producing countries so you know... Continue Reading...

  • November 28, 2014

    As much as I love to cook, weekday meal preparation has become less enjoyable and more like a chore. During the week, we aim to eat healthy and save our carb laden meals topped with a pound of cheese for... Continue Reading...

  • November 26, 2014

    Wine tastings are a great way to get together with friends and discuss wine. We are actually looking forward to January this year since it will be our first wine tasting club meeting. If you are hosting a wine party,... Continue Reading...

  • December 10, 2014

    Definition: Weight or fullness on one's palate.

  • December 31, 2014

    Definition: Wines over 13.5% alcohol are considered full-bodied. They are higher in alcohol and viscosity therefore producing rich and complex flavors on one's palate. How to recognize a full-bodied wine: Full-bodied wines are typically darker in color and ranging from red... Continue Reading...

  • December 17, 2014

    Definition: Wines under 12.5% alcohol are considered light-bodied. Lower alcohol means lower ​​viscosity​ leaving a crisp and refreshing feeling on one's palate. How to recognize a light-bodied wine: Wine will leave a watery feeling on one's palate. When swirled, a light-bodied... Continue Reading...

  • December 24, 2014

    Definition: Wines between 12.5-13.5% alcohol are considered medium-bodied. How to recognize a medium-bodied wine: Wine will leave a texture similar to that of 1% milk, not too watery like skim milk but not too thick like whole milk. When swirled, a... Continue Reading...

  • December 15, 2014

    This past weekend we visited Working Dog Winery in East Windsor. Located in Central New Jersey and previously known as Silver Decoy, Working Dog Winery produces exceptional wine full of flavor. Being from out of state, our only thoughts about... Continue Reading...