Why know how to open a bottle of wine? Because it is a beautiful beverage. Perhaps it’s the most complex and sophisticated, but it’s still easy to enjoy. Wine makes every occasion better — it turns get-togethers into celebrations and meals into dinner parties! And although knowing everything about wine is challenging, you don’t need […]
It usually starts with a basement…Where you locate your cellar will influence the costs of maintaining it in the future. It is recommended that you place a wine cellar in an area that is cool and humid. A cooling unit will be smaller and have a lower overall cost if you keep the temperature and
The Wine Cellar MythWine enthusiasts agree that aging wine is the ne plus ultra of wine expertise. But what if the whole enterprise was a folly, or worse, a marketing ploy to get consumers to invest in fancy wine accouterments and more? Maybe that’s too cynical a view. But here’s what we know: Most wines do
When and how to decant wines is one of the most frequently asked questions about wine. It seems like a special superpower ascribed only to sommeliers. But while it might work magic on the taste of a wine, there’s nothing mystical about it. The premise is simple: exposure to oxygen allows a wine’s aromatic compounds to
You’ll first need to gather some basic tools. Here are our recommendations. We don’t include decanting in this article, but it is recommended. Waiter’s CorkscrewSometimes also referred to as a wine key, this is the only corkscrew used by professionals. It is lightweight and portable and gives the user the most control over the cork.
This is where tradition stops and technology starts-This is also the point at which traditional die-hards take a stand against this method.