Why Do Sommeliers Slurp Their Wine?

Why Do Sommeliers Slurp Their Wine?

← The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Festive Holiday Party Raise a Glass to the New Year! → Have you ever observed a professional wine tasting and wondered why everyone is so noisy? Loud slurping and gurgling sounds may seem out of place in an otherwise...
Spice Flavors In Wine

Spice Flavors In Wine

Spice flavors and descriptions are everywhere in wine. I constantly describe wines as tasting like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, black pepper, clove, and anise – particularly when writing about red wine. Where do these flavors come from? How do we talk about them...
Three Wines for Pinot Noir Lovers

Three Wines for Pinot Noir Lovers

← Cool-Climate Wines You Need to Try Infographic: Wines Every Man Should Own → Few wines inspire as much devotion as Pinot Noir. Enthusiasts seek out rare bottles from Burgundy, small producers in Oregon, and cool-weather classics from Santa Barbara. The...
The Right Wine Opener For You

The Right Wine Opener For You

← Hosting A Chardonnay Comparison Tasting Secrets Of Vineyard Descriptions → No matter the wine you intend to drink, you have to open the bottle first – but which opener should you use? For the straightforward task of pulling a cork out of a bottle,...
The Savvy Buyers Guide To Chardonnay

The Savvy Buyers Guide To Chardonnay

← Small Wineries Part One: Family Farms Vineyards On The Other Side Of The World → Chardonnay has maintained a place among the world’s most popular grapes for generations. Legions of devotees buy, drink, discuss, gift, and serve Chardonnay on a regular...