Are wine labels getting you down? How about I breakdown what to look for when gazing at that little critter or all those words that don't make sense.
True Wine Connoisseurs has a dope ass label but didn't want to have any info on the "not front label"
So True Wine Connoisseurs has all the legal junk on the "front/Main" label
This winemaker could have put some legal junk on the "back" lebel but chose to put that info on the "front/main" label so they can show case the Proucer name (Nicosia), the region (Etna Bianco DOC) and the fantasy name (Vulkà which is "an authentic interpretation of what the volcano represents to the people living in its shadow: powerful nature and regenerative strength.") Vulka is also an idication of place.
They tried to cram a ton of info on the back along with the legal junk.
They tried to cram a ton of info on the back along with the legal junk
Taking a break after the crazy Pinot Primer series I play a wine game. Wine Wars is a great wine trivia game. I am gonna roll some dice and test my own wine knowledge. Do I get them right? Do I get them wrong? Listen and see!
Now that you are fully informed on crazy this wine grape is and hearing some of my experiences with it let's talk about you! I breakdown the various styles of Pinot Noir from around the world that you will find on the American market.
This is a mini cast. I'm gonna be out of town so won't be able to get Pinot Primer Part II out. So I thought I would throw down on some Pinot experiences that have stuck with me over the years and what revelations I had.
Pinot Noir is from Aliens. Maybe not but damn is it a crazy grape! What is Pinot all about? This is the first in a series where I break down this ancient grape and in the following episodes we'll get into its world domination. Start here!
Grape clones have a very important role in the whole wine thing. As a Star Wars fan I have always been intrigued about clones. Let's go to the Plant Kingdom and break it down before my crazy Pinot Noir episode(s).
What was wine like in biblical times? Wine played an integral role in the lives of people of this area of the world. How wine was seen in the culture and how it was made are both some pretty fascinating stuff!
Is there a magic hard and fast trick to navigating and understanding a wine list? No. But there are plenty of things you can do to boss out and be confident in your decision. Here are a few tips I came up with.
Leaf, fruit, flower and fruit days are a wonderful idea when it comes to agriculture but when you apply this biodynamic calendar to enjoying wine does the same apply? Well let's look at the moon and see? (I'm not a fan)
From monks to hipster-dom the wine known as Pet-Nat is killing it on the trendy "natural" wine market. Have you seen it? Is anyone explaining this new style that is not new at all? Are you curious? Let's break down what this new new/not new new style of wine.