On the nose: Understanding how to smell your wine

It's easy to get intimidated when at a wine tasting event. All around you, people are swirling, sniffing, taking notes and making comments about fruits and spices. For you, its all grapes: looks like wine, smells like wine, and oh yeah, it taste like wine too. That's a perfectly fine way to drink your wine, … Continue reading On the nose: Understanding how to smell your wine

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Taking a Virtual Around the World Trip and Wine Tour

My commute sometimes consists of a ferry ride across the Puget Sound, and there is something about being on the water that is inspiring.  As I was walking along the dock one glorious, sunny evening, I decided I should add "a trip around the world" to my bucket list. I have the travel bug often, … Continue reading Taking a Virtual Around the World Trip and Wine Tour

What Does It Mean When a Wine is Corked?

"Corked" I have heard the term a few times and I really don't know what that means.  I have asked and have been told it means the wine has been tainted by the cork, making the wine bad and undrinkable.  I have also been told that I will know when the wine is "corked".  But … Continue reading What Does It Mean When a Wine is Corked?