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)
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
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 information is not enough to make intelligent decisions about alcoholic beverages. When you know the typical champagne alcohol level, you can make better decisions about how … [Read more...] about Champagne Alcohol Percentage: How Much Alcohol Is In One Glass?
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
Claret wine is a popular British term used by British wine lovers and the British wine trade. It refers to a Bordeaux-style blend of red wine from the Bordeaux region of France. Claret Wine: When Did The People Start Using It? For fun, let’s take a look at the definition of claret from the Oxford English Dictionary: “A name originally given (like French vin clairet) to … [Read more...] about What is Claret Wine?