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Wine under $20 for Valentines Day: Naked Winery, CORE Wines, and Kitfox Vineyards

Date: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

February is a month for Hallmark cards, conversation hearts, boxes of chocolates, dozens of roses, and romance. Want to tell that special someone just how you feel with a creative twist? Try these great wines under $20 from wineries who can see the value in sometimes being just a little risqué. The wines in these [...] Related posts:

  1. Holiday Wine Series: Holiday wines under $20 During the holiday season, there are a myriad of events...
  2. An interview with Kevin Holt of MacRostie Winery and Vineyards MacRostie Winery and Vineyards You were going to law...
  3. Thanksgiving Wine Series: Wine recommendations under $20 Your Thanksgiving celebration wouldn’t be complete without family and friends,...

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Blind Tasting: Balboa 3-Pack

Date: Fri, Jan 23, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Started by Mike Sharon and Tom Glase, Balboa Winery in Walla Walla, WA, approaches winemaking with a vision of creating approachable wines that are appealing to both the connoisseur and newcomer alike. Tom sources the grapes from some of Walla Walla’s best vineyards (Pepperbridge, Seven Hills, and Stone Valley) as well their cousins further west [...] Related posts:

  1. Blind Tasting: American Cabernets Tasting new wines is a lot of fun. With something...
  2. Winemaker Interview: Tom Glase of Balboa Winery Tom Glase Balboa Winery is located in Walla Walla,...
  3. The Tuesday Tasting Report The tasting set-up. Jeff mentioned in his Wine Tasting...

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Wine + Chocolate = Love?

Date: Thu, Jan 22, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

In my tenure pouring wine at events and in tasting rooms, I’ve heard much ado made about wine and chocolate pairings. Nothing was more frustrating for me than to pour a luscious Cabernet Sauvignon (perfectly delightful on its own), only to be met with exclamations of “Oh do you sell any chocolates? This would be [...] Related posts:

  1. Chocolate Mousse with Kahluha Whipped Cream When it came time to put a holiday dessert...
  2. Make your customers fall in love with you AND your wine! Via DailyMail.co.uk Winemakers, many of you will spend your...
  3. Blind Tasting: Balboa 3-Pack Started by Mike Sharon and Tom Glase, Balboa Winery...

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Barbeque Brisket Hustlers: Burgers for your Superbowl shindig

Date: Wed, Jan 21, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

One of my favorite recipes for any afternoon get together are these little BBQ Brisket Hustlers.  Sometimes I make them full size, but when there are a lot of people and a lot of food, you want everyone to try everything without over stuffing!   I love a bright and fruity white wine with this dish.  [...] Related posts:

  1. Food and Wine Pairing: Tri-tip Steak and Syrah I am a child of the sun; I thoroughly enjoy...
  2. Wines to accompany your favorite Superbowl dips Superbowl Sunday is one of the greatest things about...
  3. Food and Wine Pairing: Phad Thai and Gewurztraminer Phad Thai. Photo via linderelli Cabernet and Syrah are...

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Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, California.

Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Sacramento at dawn. By Grey Wolf1 The Unified Wine and Grape Symposium (the Mecca of all wine trade shows) is next week in Sacramento, CA and your fearless friends at AmericanWinery.com, specifically Winery Relations team Lindi Kauer and Stacy Buchanan along with Founder/CEO Lloyd Benedict, will be there in full force! Thankfully, this year we’re forgoing [...] Related posts:

  1. How to make repeat customers through online sales Direct-to-consumer sales are a vital component of a winery’s business...

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Wine and Saran Wrap: Friends or Incompatible Strangers?

Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

My friend recently received a wine aerator as a birthday gift. Many of you have probably seen this device, but it was a new toy for me. The process is very simple - as the wine is poured down through the top hole, two tiny pathways on opposite sides of the conical super-decanter rapidly suck [...] No related posts.

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Review of ‘Winerd: The wine tasting game’

Date: Wed, Jan 14, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

I enjoy a game night just as much as the next person, but I tire quickly of Scrabble, Monopoly, and most card games. My supreme dominance in most game night fare makes the evening boring for me and frustrating for my competitors. I was looking for a challenge. Enter Winerd, the Game. This baby has it [...] Related posts:

  1. Blind Tasting: American Cabernets Tasting new wines is a lot of fun. With something...
  2. The Tuesday Tasting Report The tasting set-up. Jeff mentioned in his Wine Tasting...
  3. Wine tasting traditions Via Crystal Bradley There are a number of wine...

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Using electricity to artificially age wine

Date: Wed, Jan 14, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Marden lightning via Elsie esq. I was alerted to a fascinating article from the NewScientist over on Jason Bordley’s L’Oenophile blog. This article introduces the idea of artificially aging wine with an electric field. By exposing cheap, young wine from China to a 600 volt current for 3 minutes, researchers saw marked improvements such as better [...] Related posts:

  1. Dr. Dolittle and dog to infiltrate wine world Look out wine world, the potential for olfactory objectivity (via...
  2. Why do you enjoy wine? Do you enjoy feeling superior when you are able to...

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Flip video winner announcement!

Date: Mon, Jan 12, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

We have a Flip’n Winner! Our Flip for Wine Giveaway ran from November 14th through December 31st. We held our drawing and are pleased to announce that we have a WINNER! Congratulations to Robert Brandt, who will be receiving his Flip Video ™ Camcorder and an AW schwag pack next week. There’s good news for those of you [...] Related posts:

  1. Ceja Vineyards kicks-off “Straight from the Source” video series AmericanWinery.com is proud to present another great feature to...
  2. For your viewing pleasure: Three new videos by three great wineries. Our Flip Video project, dubbed 'Straight From The Source',...

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Sexy glassware by Luigi Bormiolo

Date: Fri, Jan 9, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Luigi Bormiolo was a new name to me when I took some time to visit their breath-taking website. I’ve come to see they are a premiere wine glass (among other glass products) manufacturer with brilliant design-work. I highly recommend checking out their website for the incredible scrolling graphics, great layout and the ability to drag, scroll [...] Related posts:

  1. Purple Rain In Your Glass: Unique decanter by Matilda Sundén Ringnér Swedish designer Matilda Sundén Ringnér has made pouring wine...

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From pickle juice to tripe soup: International hangover cures.

Date: Thu, Jan 8, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Image via ricoeurian National Geographic has a short list of hangover remedies from around the world on the ‘Features Page’ of their website. If using one of these cures doesn’t do the trick, let the alchemist in you fuse a custom concoction - a blended super-beverage created for the sole purpose of hangover extermination. If you already [...] Related posts:

  1. First Blush: Grape juice for the connoisseur The healthy juice craze in this country is at...

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Wines to accompany your favorite Superbowl dips

Date: Tue, Jan 6, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Superbowl Sunday is one of the greatest things about the New Year, a day that is perfect for entertaining with appetizers and small bites.  Add wine to the mix and you have a classy shindig - and more room for food . . . ever notice how beer just makes you full? For a simple yet [...] Related posts:

  1. Savory Butternut Squash Sauce with Raviolis As the days get shorter, and the winds start...
  2. Food and Wine Pairing: A recipe for shrimp scampi and linguine One of my favorite things about wine is cooking.  The...
  3. Food and Wine Pairing: Curried Sweet Potato Soup and Riesling This recipe is the epitome of fall.  With roasted...

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Wine Resolutions For 2009

Date: Tue, Dec 23, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Anyone can throw out the claim that they like to expand their palates, especially because this usually requires drinking wine, which doesn’t take much arm-twisting. But when the topic of New Year’s wine resolutions came up, I realized that it required more effort than saying, “I’d like to try more wine.” Duh. So, to take [...] No related posts.

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Wine Resolutions For 2009

Date: Tue, Dec 23, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Anyone can throw out the claim that they like to expand their palates, especially because this usually requires drinking wine, which doesn’t take much arm-twisting. But when the topic of New Year’s wine resolutions came up, I realized that it required more effort than saying, “I’d like to try more wine.” Duh. So, to take [...] No related posts.

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