Wine Talk

Top 10 Everyday Wines for Under $20 of 2019

The fact that a vintage is noted on the bottle is just 1 indication of how complex it can be to choose what to select for the shelves at your local Corner Store. Was this year better than that, and how do I know....Read more

Orange Wine - Your Eyes Did Not Deceive You!

Orange wine is a bit of a misnomer, as it's not wine made from the fruit of oranges, nor is it a Mimosa cocktail make with sparkling wine. The phrase is useful to describe the category though, as it pulls together...Read more

The Collection - Target Wines

If you have been shopping at Target recently, you may have noticed an addition to the Wine Isles this past spring. The Collection is a set of wines featuring abstract pastel designs created by in-house artists at...Read more

The Sustainable Winegrowing Movement

As today's consumer becomes more focused on what is on the table, the wine community is taking a proactive approach to address their environmental impact by adopting and implementing the Sustainable Winegrowing...Read more

How Many Wineries Can I Visit in a Day?

How many wineries can or should you visit in any given day, is one of the most common questions I get from those I help plan wine destinations. Then, how much time should I plan to spend at each winery? These...Read more

Top 10 Everyday Wines for Under $15 of 2019

Deciding on what wine to buy standing in front of the store shelves is very hard, and the fact that vintage is noted on the bottle is just 1 indication of how complex it can be. Was this year better than that, and...Read more

Guide to Building the Perfect Wine Gift Basket

With Easter right around the corner, making up baskets had been on my mind. Thare are many incredible wines available today, so there’s no reason to buy a pre-made wine gift basket. You can make up your own gift that...Read more

Top 10 Everyday Wines for Under $10 of 2019

Sometimes deciding on what wine to buy is daunting, and the fact that vintage is noted on the bottle is just 1 indication of how complex it can be. Was this year better than that, and how do I know. Here are Chuck's...Read more

10 Ways To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew

Ever find yourself on an impromptu date or picnic with friends, only to realize that everyone forgotten to bring a corkscrew? Don’t despair, there are lots of other ways to open a wine bottle. A little warning, most...Read more

Wine Storage: The 7 Basics You Should Know

Most people have a small to medium collection of wine they have aquired from wine clubs, travel or gifts that they would like to store for some time before opening. There are always a few questions that come up about...Read more

Blind Wine Tasting Study Tips from a Master of Wine

A Conversation with Lindsay Pomeroy, MW

While at SommCon 2018, Lindsay Pomeroy gave a session on high level wine certification studies and sat down with Chuck to talk about blind tasting tips. Lindsay's outstanding...Read more

Life as a Winemaker: Randy Ullom

In this installment of 'Life as a Winemaker' will look at one of the benefits of the profession. Working while traveling internationally can be easily achieved with just a little determination and a willingness. You...Read more

Life as a Winemaker: Rebecca & Peter Work

The next article in the series 'Life as a Winemaker' will examine the resolve and passion necessary to produce the hands-on craft wines that many boutique wineries produce throughout the world. Many will tell you...Read more

An Evening with: Quintessential Wines

For our October meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild in 2018, we had Quintessential Wines presented by Brandon Lee. This family owned and operated wine importer headquartered in Napa is focused on representing small...Read more

Wine Tasting Etiquette

If you are planning a visit to wine country to do some wine tasting, it is important to be aware of the proper etiquette when in the tasting rooms. You would not wish to offend the proprietors of these wonderful...Read more

 
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