The Seder plate. The garnished dinner table. Someone is hiding the afikoman for the little ones to find later. The matzah ball soup simmers in the background. It’s time for Passover! Passover is actually one of those holidays in which the wine takes a dominant role as wine is consumed throughout the entire Seder. Thus, […]
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Easter Candy Wine Pairings
If you are looking for a creative way to use up all of that Easter candy, consider small wine-and-dessert pairings on Easter weekend (or the weekend after Easter!). Serving candy and wine in small portions to avoid over-sugaring your guests is a fun, unique way to make use of all of that candy. When tackling […]
Do You Love Old World or New World Wines?
The White Wine Edition Many wine lovers often know wines by their varietal names: “Cabernet Sauvignon,” “Chardonnay,” “Pinot Grigio,” “Pinot Noir,” etcetera. But what takes a little more understanding and exploration is how the region the grapes are grown in influence the taste of that variety. Furthermore, winemaking practices used to make the wine can […]
Uncorking the Corkscrew
Corkscrews can be a little quirky. (Get it?) While one is almost always needed to open a bottle of wine, corkscrews can create many issues for the individual opening a bottle of wine. I recently experienced my own set of difficulty getting a synthetic cork out of a bottle of wine and ended up trying […]
Cinematic Wine Pairings: With Wine Movies
If, like me, you find yourself spending more time indoors these days, do not fret. I have extra suggestions on how to enjoy wine culture during these cold, dark months ready and waiting for you! Having wines at home can be just as enjoyable, and moment-making, as having wines at parties, get-togethers, holidays, and outings. […]