Open wine without a corkscrew? That’s a frustrating experience. It has happened to me while traveling. Let’s assume for the sake of discussion that you have no way to buy a corkscrew. Let’s also assume that you have a bottle of wine with a cork rather than a screw top. Understand The Risk There is a reason that fine restaurants and most people worldwide use a corkscrew to … [Read more...] about 6 Ways To Open Wine Without Corkscrew (How To Become A Wine MacGyver)
Light Red Wine Varieties: 5 Wines For The Fall
Finding light red wines that you like is easy once you know the most famous grapes. Keep this guide to lighter wines on hand when you next go wine shopping. What Makes A Light Red Wine? While everybody has their taste, there are a few common points with most light red wines. First, there is the alcohol percentage. A lower alcohol percentage generally means that you will … [Read more...] about Light Red Wine Varieties: 5 Wines For The Fall
Champagne Alcohol Percentage: How Much Alcohol Is In One Glass?
On average, champagne alcohol percentage is usually around 12%. That means a few glasses of champagne or any sparkling wines can raise your blood alcohol levels. Simply looking at the alcohol by volume or champagne alcohol level information is not enough to make intelligent decisions about alcoholic beverages. When you know the typical champagne alcohol level, you can make … [Read more...] about Champagne Alcohol Percentage: How Much Alcohol Is In One Glass?
Unoaked Chardonnay: Flavors, Food Pairing & Wine Regions
Good unoaked Chardonnay is made using stainless steel and other non-wood methods. If you don't' like the buttery flavor in oaked Chardonnay, unoaked Chardonnay is well worth trying. What Does Unoaked Chardonnay Taste Like? The Chardonnay grape is made in many different styles and winemaking techniques, so it isn't easy to generalize. The taste will change when you avoid … [Read more...] about Unoaked Chardonnay: Flavors, Food Pairing & Wine Regions
Wine Quest 4: L’Equilbre (Languedoc-Roussillon, France)
Welcome to wine 4 in my AOC wine quest. In this wine review, we're traveling to the south of France. The wine comes from the AOC Peznas appellation in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Wine Key Details Producer: Villa SymposiaRegion: Languedoc-RoussillonAlcohol: 14%Grape Varieties: Syrah, Grenache, CarignanYear: 2017 The LCBO describes this wine as coming from the … [Read more...] about Wine Quest 4: L’Equilbre (Languedoc-Roussillon, France)