Ryan Roberts

Wine Basics

THE IDEAL WINERY APPAREL

Breathtaking views, perfect weather, fun people, wine tasting are the perfect combination, and the hoodies are the last thing you need to complete the entire escapade.
Here are 10 tips that provide you with the ideal, convenient, and suitable winery outfits that you can style yourself in any winery location and any season of the year.

Wear Relaxing and Comfy Shoes.

If you are planning to engage in a winery tour, it’s highly recommended to wear comfy shoes. Comfortable shoes do not need to be sneakers. You can wear any comfortable loafers, nice slides, …

Food & Wine

Wine and Grill Food Combinations That Are Worth Trying

Wine and grilled food are ideal combinations for fun weekend gatherings. Grilled foods have different textures and smokiness, so they are great to be paired with various wine flavors. Here are some of the wine and grill food pairings you must try:
Hot Dog with Mustard and Sauerkraut
The good old American hotdogs are one of the classic grilled foods matched with wine. Nevertheless, the acidity of Sauerkraut is a challenge. One of the best pairings for the acid of this fermented cabbage is Riesling which is a classic wine from Germany.
Grilled Corn
Almost all vegetables taste great when grilled. One of the …

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Easy Wine-Inspired Dinners You Can Make

Are you craving for an elegant but easy and fast meal? You are in the right place because listed below are some easy wine and dinner recipes you can whip up:
Pasta Puttanesca and Barbera
Pasta Puttanesca is an Italian dish from Naples. Naples is known for its elegant wine meals. This pasta dish has a lot of savory flavors such as capers, anchovies, and olives.
Barbera’s acidity is perfect for the acidity of the tomatoes from the pasta. The salty taste from Pasta Puttanesca balances the high acid content of the wine. It is a perfect dinner date since the dried herb and cherry flavors complement the simplicity of the…

Wine Basics

Everything You Need to Know About Wine

Wine is an alcoholic drink that is derived from fermented grape juice. However, any fruit can be used to make wine. If the wine bottle label only indicates “wine,” it means it is made from grapes.
Wine Grapes
Wine grapes are not the same as table grapes. These grapes are sweeter, smaller, and have more seeds. Vitis vinifera is a single species of the vine from the Caucasus where many wines originate.
Vintage Year
If a wine bottle has a vintage year on its label, it means that this is the year the grapes were harvested and used to make the wine.
Non-Vintage Wine
For wines that do not have …

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Wine Serving Tips

Wine is no ordinary drink, so the way you serve it can affect the taste. These basic tips in serving wine can help you serve the drink properly.  Also, you do not have to spend much on doing this.
Serving Wine That Is a Little Cool
If you drink beverages such as coffee, tea, or soda, you can understand that the taste of these drinks can be greatly affected by varying temperatures. Wine is no exception to this. This is especially true for fine wines with more mild floral aromatics. These wines tone down when served too cold. If too warm, they can burn off too fast.
The Ideal Way to Open a Wine Bottle
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Wine Basics

Different Wine Styles

Many wine bottles can be divided into various styles. Once you get the chance to try these various styles, you will understand and enjoy wine more deeply. Here are some of the wine styles you can try:
Sparkling Wine
You have a sophisticated palate if you enjoy drinking sparkling wine. This wine originated in France and corresponds to the Champagne region. Although it has a low appeal in many supermarkets, sparkling wines are the most time-consuming and technical wines to make around the world.
Light-Bodied White Wine
You might be thinking that red wines have more popularity, but light-bodied white wine is …

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Classic Wine and Cheese Combinations

Here are some of the simple wine and cheese combinations that you should try. You can discover how exquisite these pairings are.
Pinot Noir and Gruyere
The nutty taste and medium-firm consistency of Gruyere and the red berry flavor of Pinot Noir perfectly complement each other. They both have the ideal smell and intricacy that are not too overpowering.
Aged Port and Blue Stilton
This wine and cheese pairing works because of the sweet, full-bodied, and bold flavor of Aged Port. The stinkiness of the Blue Stilton matches this flavor well. The salty and pungent character of the cheese and the sweet and classic …