Oddball Wines for Eccentric Tastes

Finding that sophisticated wine with the right bouquet to accompany your dinner party may seem like an overwhelming challenge with the abundance of elegant wines on the market today.  Often as not, these top shelf varieties, with their pleasing pedigrees, can be a bit stuffy.  Consider choosing something slightly more eccentric, some elixir with more personality for your next event!  The following article details some eccentric wine choices that are not to be missed. … [Read more...]

Some Tips for Budding Wine Makers

Many people assume that making wine is something only big wineries, with big budgets, can do, but in fact it is possible to make some great wine with only a few simple ingredients and some basic know how.  The level of interest in the wine making hobby has been growing in recent years, and the hobby can be a great deal of fun.  For those with loftier goals, a small winery can be a great business as well. … [Read more...]

The Essentials of a Home Bar

Before the holiday party season begins set up the essentials for a home bar.  Many of the items you need may all ready be in your kitchen.  Take a quick inventory and create a list using the following suggestions for the basic necessities to whip up some of your favorite cocktails. … [Read more...]

The Story Behind America’s Favorite Wine: White Zinfandel

Sutter Home Winery in Napa, California, produced the first White Zinfandel wine in the early 1970’s. No one would have predicted its popularity. Beringer Vineyards took on the challenge of offering this white-styled, but decidedly pink wine, to those who wanted a not-so-dry wine. By preserving a light and fresh red-berry nuance and a touch of the “zing” found in a ripe red wine, Beringer modeled the best-selling wine of all time. … [Read more...]

Tips to The Best Homemade Wine

Close your eyes and imagine the delicious flavor of a homemade wine slipping tantalizingly over your tongue as you enjoy the fruits of your labor.  If you want to get to this point in your wine making, then you need to follow a few simple steps to guarantee that your wine is not reminiscent of vinegar. … [Read more...]