From finding an affordable bottle of wine you love to figuring out the right way to hold a wine glass, navigating the wine world can be confusing. To help make drinking and order wine a little less intimidating, Victoria James, a sommelier, answered all of our most pressing wine-related questions.
With the release of the latest rosé vintage, the tasting panel at Wine Enthusiast has had the opportunity to taste many exceptional wines. And as these pink-hued bottles start hitting the shelves across the country, the warming glow of summer will be soon to follow.
It’s hard to believe, but effervescence in wine was not always considered a good thing. For centuries, Old World winemakers in cool regions struggled with bottles that would re-ferment when hot, which would create unintentional bubbles.
Ever pull a bottle of wine out of the refrigerator and notice what look like little glass shards swirling around the bottom or stuck to the underside of the cork? It’s freaky, yes, but they’re actually harmless tartaric acid crystals. Welcome to the strange world of acidity in wine.
Travelers who tour vineyards and indulge in a few glasses of the house speciality are unlikely to leave less cheery. But there are a few select vineyards around the country that go above and beyond to astound visitors.
Drink to Win: 6 Successful Boozy Gadgets Featured on ‘Shark Tank’
In April 2019, a college-student-run company made national headlines after its Natural Light-drinking founders scored a deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Their invention? A cooler that can fit an entire 24-pack of beer — and keep it chilled without ice.
Maybe you like wine for the implied health benefits (i.e. keto friendly, antioxidants, etc). Or, perhaps you just love rosé! Whatever the reason, one issue many newcomers struggle with is consistently choosing wines they love.
This is particularly true with red wines because, stylistically speaking, they’re very diverse.