Food Dude Article #9 (Wine Paraphernalia) By Ken ColluraI've never cared for the term "Wine Collector." To my way of thinking, a collection is something that has been passionately assembled, shined up and cataloged, then put out on display. I'm not so sure this expression should apply to wine, per se. Bottles of wine should never be put on pedestals like Giacometti … [Read more...] about Wine Paraphernalia – Corkscrews, Decanters, Glassware, Etc.
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Yup, you heard it right. Ian Hutcheon, a British astronomer, has introduced a red wine that contains... a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite.The meteorite from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is introduced into the wine just after a 25 day maloactic fermentation, and then blended with Cabernet. "The idea behind submerging it in wine was to give everybody the … [Read more...] about British Astronomer Markets “Meteorite Wine”
I first sipped rosé in the South of France, so there was no choice but to fall immediately and deeply in love. I studied in Paris; during our late-summer break some friends and I vacationed in a small beach town near Béziers, on the Mediterranean coast. Immediately after ditching our backpacks at the budget hotel, my friends and I plopped ourselves down at a table in a … [Read more...] about An Ode to Rosé Wine
Michael Alberty Takes a Look at Rosé Wines A few weeks ago I was pouring at a tasting where the lineup included a few rosés. As I tried to pour the first pink wine into one gentleman's glass he looked at me with that look of disappointment that told me we were about to have a conversation about rosé. It was the face you would see if you invited that favorite flannel maven in … [Read more...] about Drink Pink Wine!
So what is it we want out of wine? That it tastes good, right? Oh, and if it doesn't empty our wallets that is certainly a nice bonus. This is especially true for yours truly, since the "stock option" plan for VINO employees consists of drinking leftover wine from weekend tastings. Luckily, there has never been a better time to drink well on the cheap. Two good things have come … [Read more...] about What Do We Want Out of Wine?