Wine Crystals

Have you ever opened a bottle of wine and found what looked like little crystals on the wine cork or at the bottom of your wine glass? Those completely harmless crystals are tartrate crystals, technically potassium bitartrate, or what some call “wine diamonds.” They occur when tartaric acid, which isContinue Reading

Xinomavro Wine

Xinomavro, a dominant red grape of northern Greece, specifically Macedonia. This red wine has great aging potential due to its acidity & tannin structure. Curious on how to pronounce it? Watch below.  

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There are many local wine stores who host weekly or monthly tastings. These tastings range in price from $5.00 to $50.00 depending on what wines are being poured during the tasting and if there are any additional amenities like cheeses, appetizers or other small bites. If you are fortunate enoughContinue Reading

Airén: Pronunciation: [i-REHN] A white grape is Spain’s and the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Airén blankets central Spain’s hot, arid regions of La Mancha and Valdepeñas and is used for both red and white wines. The Airén grape’s reputation for creating dull white wines is still widely dependableContinue Reading

Sparkling Wine

In case you are wondering why the title is “49 Million Bubbles” let me explain, there are supposedly there 49 million bubbles in a bottle of true Champagne, although I have never met anyone who actually counted them. Most Americans only Drink Champagne or Sparkling wine once or twice aContinue Reading

You’ve learned the difference between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. You are now ready to dive into a whole new undiscovered world of wine. There are thousands of wines made from varietals outside of the French noble grape varietals. This week we take a basic look at Aglianico, an ItalianContinue Reading

Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

Pronounced:     So-Vin-YAWN-Blonk Basics: Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine grape varietal that can offer distinctive flavors of citrus, melon, fig, herbs and grassiness. When it is made in oak barrels, the Sauvignon Blanc grape showcases its vanilla and creamy flavors.  This wine is typically light, crisp and fullContinue Reading