Should You Decant Wine?

Yes. And no. Let’s unscrew this: What is decanting? Decanting just means pouring wine from one container to another—Crystal wine decanter, old vase, blender… Doesn’t matter. I use all three in the picture above. And others. Just depends on the occasion. Why decant? Soften and enhance. You’ve probably heard people use the phrase “opening up”. They’re… Continue reading Should You Decant Wine?

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Hot (weather) tips: 10 rules for perfect frosé

It’s too hot outside. You need to be making frosé (‘frozen rose’). There are basically two frosé styles: Bon Appetit’s recipe is the best for light, bright, strawberry frosé. The creepy bartender with his creepy easy jazz music demonstrates the stronger, more cocktail-like version. Pick your starting point and then experiment! The basics: Light strawberry frosé: recipe… Continue reading Hot (weather) tips: 10 rules for perfect frosé

Tips: How to Keep your Opened Wines Fresh

There’s always confusion about the best way to keep wine that’s open. Here’s what you need to know: The science Oxygen and wine are frenemies. A little oxygen makes wine better, but too much destroys it. Given enough time, oxygen converts wine into very un-tasty hydrogen peroxide and acetaldehyde. (Fun fact: your liver makes this same conversion!) How… Continue reading Tips: How to Keep your Opened Wines Fresh

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Cold values for your fridge right now

Global warming is real. Real good if you love cold wine. Here are some high value winners you should be drinking. Save them to your wishlist so you don’t forget when you’re shopping. Find these wines near me (App required: Download) CRISP WHITES: Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2015  ($9-14) Citrusy, grapefruity, tropical. Zippy acidity and fun. This crushes… Continue reading Cold values for your fridge right now

What is this Unscrewed thing?

Wine is fun. Shopping for wine sucks. Let’s remind ourselves why: There are too many Seriously. 1,500 wines at your grocery store! Good luck. I run two wine tracking companies and I can’t keep up. It’s expensive Usually the most expensive single thing in your cart. Unless you have copper river salmon in your cart in… Continue reading What is this Unscrewed thing?

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