When you are looking for a wine gift, or a gift in general there is nothing else that creates such a sense of occasion than champagne. So why not put the two together and send champagne as a gift. Ideal for celebrations like weddings, christenings, birthdays, engagements or just to say ‘I love you’ at anytime of the year, champagne creates a fizz at any event and is always appreciated by the party host.
The Holidays are quickly approaching as we speak. For many people, myself included, memories of Thanksgivings, Christmases, and New Years Eves past cross their minds. Some of those memories are of a certain sparkling wine, called Cold Duck. As the old familiar songs play in the background, the winter chill whips though us and nearby homes are illuminated in their bright, colorful holiday glory, some of us will look back fondly on this beverage, remembering it from many special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas and New Years Eve. You may even remember with nostalgia, the commercials from the 1970’s, of a happy couple toasting the holidays with a glass of Cold Duck, with a cheerful Christmas carol playing in the background.
Drink the Australian wines that you like.
Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? Sometimes, however, we get so caught up in what is the right wine and what is the wrong wine that we forget the most important thing: we have taste! We have our own individual taste and love drinking the wine we love to drink. Sure, certain wines traditionally match certain foods and flavors, but ultimately you are the judge of what you like to drink, no matter what the enologists say!
If you are shopping for wine gift baskets, there are a few things you need to know. First, just because an arrangement contains a bottle of what appears to be a high quality beverage, doesn’t mean that it is a high quality arrangement. Many companies package cheap beverages in pretty wrappings that make them appear better than they are. Make sure you carefully check the brand and vintage of the beverages in a basket you are considering buying.
If you haven’t noticed yet from the rest of this blog/site, the creator (me, lol) has just released a new book called “Any Glass With Wine In It, Is a Wine Glass! A Real People’s Guide to Wine”.
I’ve never written a book before, but the book has earned wonderful reviews (click on “reviews” above) and has quickly become an Amazon Best Seller!
Would somebody pinch me?
As I wrote, I put thoughts and stories that pertained to wine into the book, many about people I know and love… and of course, after spending close to 10 years in the wine business can easily consider myself an expert at knowing what the average person “doesn’t know” about wine.
The book targets the average wine drinker. The person who does NOT subscribe to wine magazines, read the wine forums and websites, or have a 12,000 bottle collection is who will enjoy and benefit from this book the most. I explain in simple terms how to shop for, order, buy and drink wine, as well as tips on storage, reading wine labels and more. The book is meant to be FUN!
I can assure you that you’ll laugh and learn as you read… and when you put the book down you’ll feel more confident in your wine knowledge, and might even proclaim the “I’ll order the wine” the next time you and your friends are at your favorite restaurant!
Please use this site to learn about wine and to chat with other wine lovers… and of course buy the book… you’ll love it!
Cheers… no wine snobs allowed,
Sparkling wine is well known for it’s tiny bubbles that race to the surface. Sparkling wine is one of the most exotic yet refreshing types of wine, providing memories and happiness once the cork is released into the air. For many years, this exotic wine has proven to be among the most popular types of wine for celebrations and special achievements.
By looking at sparkling wine, you’ll find it to be a complete mystery. When tasting the wine, friends and lovers choose to discuss the refreshing, nutty aroma. Even though this type of wine is very popular, it can be hard to describe. Although the taste and aroma can be right there, lingering in the air – it’s still something that is nearly impossible to find the words for.
Although there are several types of wine that you buy, one of the most unheard of is ice wine. Ice wine is a very rare form of wine, a wine that is produced under certain types of weather conditions. Ice wine is mainly produced in the Pacific Northwest region, where the weather conditions are right for the wine
As ironic as it is, ice wine is produced in very small quantities. With the wine requiring only the fines of quality and a lack of availability, the product is extremely rare indeed. Truth be told, there are only a lucky few who are actually able to purchase the wine. Ice wine, due to the scarce amount, can be extremely expensive and out of the price range for a majority of us.