Monthly Archives: April 2018

Full-Bodied vs. Medium-Bodied vs. Light-Bodied Wines

There’s a lot of lingo in the wonderful world of wine, most of it used to describe how a specific wine looks or smells or tastes. There also is language used to describe how a wine feels in the mouth.

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It’s Sauvignon Blanc Day — Pour It!

Chances are pretty good that since you are reading this blog, you like Chardonnay. I’m guessing the same would hold true for Merlot. They may not be your favorite white or red wine, but you likely wouldn’t turn them down

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Presidential Wines: Uncorking at the White House

I can’t remember a United States Presidency like the one we have now. And that observation has nothing to do with politics. It’s about visibility. I believe I have seen more of President Donald Trump in the little more than

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Hooray! International Malbec Day Is Today!

Twenty years ago, you rarely saw Malbec on a restaurant wine list, let alone on a supermarket wine shelf. Your best bet for encountering it would have been to visit a wine shop, but even then, it likely would have

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How Do I Know If a Wine Has Gone Bad?

Here is today’s assignment: Track down a piece of cardboard. The size does not matter. It could be from a just-purchased packaged dress shirt, or the back of a notepad… wherever. Next, soak it in water for about 10 minutes.

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To Decant or Not To Decant? That Is the Question

When I was living in Chicago during the first 14 years of the new millennium, I had a chance to visit Charlie Trotter’s just once before the famous restaurant was shut down by its infamous namesake owner. One reason I

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The Science of Wine Tasting

There is a great deal of science that goes into the making of wine. Of course, it begins in the vineyard with the choice of rootstocks, grafting, training and trellising, canopy management, pruning methods, growth regulators, frost protection and so

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At-Home Wine-Tasting Tips

Home is the place where we should be able to do pretty much whatever we want in whatever way we want… right? Of course… as long as we’re not breaking any laws. That said, it would be a crime to

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