Oak barrels have now been replaced by stainless steel wine barrels. Steel drums are durable, which means that they can be used for years at a stretch. It makes economic sense for wineries to use steel barrels in place of the oak drums. Wine making is an art that requires years ...
March 31, 2017Ingrid
Anytime consumers purchase a new wine, they have the problem of not knowing whether it will be one that they like or not. Of course, that problem is solved if they have discovered it in a tasting party. In a local wine store, consumers rely on the advice of the ...
March 29, 2017Ingrid
The delicate ting of fine crystal stemware is as much a part of the process of enjoying fine wine as is the satisfying plop of a cork being extracted. If you've ever sipped out of a fine crystal wine glass, you know it's different from a plastic cup, or even ...
March 27, 2017Ingrid
Not since man first figured out a transparent and user friendly material could be produced from ordinary ingredients such as soda, lime and silica has there been such an important and ground-breaking innovation than the development of Kwarx technology in glass and stemware. The Romans may well have been the original ...
March 25, 2017Ingrid
Whether you are already making your own wine or just pondering jumping into the rapidly growing hobby, one thing that you will want to experiment with is adding or changing the flavor of your wine. Sometimes, just fermenting the fruit or grape juice doesn't produce a taste that seems "full". There ...
March 23, 2017Ingrid
In a recent episode of Undercover Boss, Rick Tigner, president of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, goes undercover as a lower level employee from four different departments and gains insights into his company. The experiment proves to be very rewarding as Rick discovers various issues throughout his business and is able to ...
March 21, 2017Ingrid
Red wine stains are one of the most difficult types of stains to remove. Wine stains can ruin clothes, fabric, furniture and carpets. When red wine is spilled on grout it will be instantly absorbed if the grout has not been properly sealed. Even if the grout has been sealed ...
March 19, 2017Ingrid
You're in the middle of a romantic evening with your favorite someone, sharing a tasty little red vino you discovered on your latest wine tour and BAM! - suddenly you're in the middle of a major gastronomical crisis. Forget about romance. You've got a four-alarm fire raging through your midsection ...
March 17, 2017Ingrid
The beauty of wine is that it is all different. Each has its own color, flavor profile, body, nose, notes, tannin levels and finish. The experience of each is taken into consideration when a really fine crystal wine glass is crafted. The size, shape, lip--everything-about the glass is researched so ...
March 15, 2017Ingrid
Sherry is a fortified wine, made in Spain from three types of grapes: Palomino, Pedro Ximénez, and Muscat (Moscatel). Sherry-style wines made in other countries often use other grape varieties. Sherry differs from other wines because of how it is treated after fermentation. It is first fortified with brandy and then ...
March 13, 2017Ingrid