Red Wine and Food Pairings

For those new to drinking red wine, you may be surprised to learn that there are certain foods that go with the wine you are drinking. For experienced red wine drinkers, you may know that there are foods that go with what you are drinking, but not know what exactly they are. Matching food and wine has been done for centuries and is a common practice in cultures all over the world. … [Read more...]

Using QR Codes on Wine Bottles

In the age of smart - phones, QR codes were a logical invention to aid in the communication of information. They can be found on fliers, products, labels, and more. … [Read more...]

Around the World: Warm Weather Grape Vines Suitable for Every Winery

Getting started with a winery is a monumental task. From buying property to hiring staff, winery work is never done. When it comes to creating the perfect wine, winery owners have to carefully select the best grapes. A grape that thrives in cold weather will wither away in a warmer client. For warmer climates, choose a grape created for that specific purpose. With over 10,000 different grape vines available, only 230 are intended for warm weather cultivation. … [Read more...]

Make Premium Quality Wine in Your Own Home

Making homemade wine is one of the most pleasant and rewarding hobbies you can choose. Not only do you get the joy of making and tasting your own wine, but you get to save money over buying it at the store. You should not make the mistake of thinking you can only make the cheap stuff, either; it is inexpensive and easy to make premium wines at home for pennies on the dollar compared to retail prices. … [Read more...]

Wine Cellars – Do You Really Need One?

Whether you ferment your own wine or are simply a connoisseur, having a wine cellar will help maintain the quality of your collection. Wine cellars keep your wines in a single dedicated space to keep them from crowding your home. A cellar also helps protect your wine from temperature, light, humidity and movement. … [Read more...]