How to read a wine label: Part Five (Spanish Wines)

I’ve shared tips on how to decipher wine labels from various regions like Chile, France, New Zealand and the United States. This week, let’s talk Spain! Spain (Classified as Old World) Grape Varieties Red: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell White: Airen, Macaebo, Albarino, Verdejo, Malvasia Spain’s premier red wine region is  Rioja and was the first regionContinue reading “How to read a wine label: Part Five (Spanish Wines)”

How to read a wine label: Part Four (Chilean Wines)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing tips on how to examine wine labels from different regions. First with US wines, next France, then New Zealand. This week’s region was requested by a fellow grape geek, John. Let’s discuss Chilean wines! Chilean Wines (Classified as New World) Red grapes account for approximately 73% ofContinue reading “How to read a wine label: Part Four (Chilean Wines)”

Basic Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tips

There are certain holidays and special occasions that call for bubbly… Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Weddings… but I’m a strong believer for any-occasion champagne drinking. Can’t agree on what wine to pair with your dinner? Attending a company cocktail party? Getting together with friends on a Saturday afternoon? Champagne or sparkling wines are theContinue reading “Basic Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tips”