Learn About Wine
Welcome to our Learn About Wine section. The drop down allows you to choose from five separate educational categories: Video, Wine Education, Wine and Food Pairing, Wine and Food Pairing Chart, and our Wine Cheese Pairing wheel. Our Video, Wine Education and Wine and Food Pairing segments are regularly updated, offering not simply the latest features but three years of archives. And our updated Pairing charts will be invaluable to you be it for an everyday cuisine pairing or that special event.
Our Video segment is chock full of interviews with domestic and international vintners, chefs and sommeliers. Learn about the terroir, vineyard management, winemaking and the wines themselves from vintners with generations of experience. Chefs offer cooking tips and wine pairing strategies that you can use at home. And occasionally, I might even make an appearance, sharing with you the wines I’m enjoying.
Wine And Spirits Education:
We explore and dissect everything about wine in this segment from the vineyard to the wines so that you can be a more informed consumer. Join us as we delve into the importance of terroir, vineyard practices, harvesting, winemaking and so much more. Learn from vintners, such as the iconic Bruno Giacosa, about their viticultural philosophy and what makes wine great. And for travelers, we have some useful hints about how to make that next wine tour a memorable one!
Wine and Food Pairing:
This is where the culinary and wine experience all come together. Whether a novice or seasoned in pairing, there’s something for everyone in this kitchen friendly segment. We help to sort of the confusion as to why certain pairings marry in perfection. Here’s a hint….it’s not as mysterious as you might think! Dig in and we’ll explain why.
Wine and Food Pairing Chart 2.0:
After three years, we’ve finally updated our Wine and Food Pairing chart, blowing the top off! From starters to salads and soups to entrees, desserts and more, our 2.0 Pairing Chart is an invaluable resource for novices and experts alike. Fair disclosure here……….even I refer back to it every so often when I’m lost for a pairing strategy. The breadth of this chart will simply blow you away!
Wine and Cheese Pairing Wheel:
Courtesy of Gina Freize from Venissimo Cheese, this unique pairing wheel is a must if you love cheese and wine as much as we do. It takes the confusion out of the universe of cheese.