Wine Education

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Wine 101: How Wine is Regulated and Labeled
As we mentioned in last week’s article, wines are labeled and named differently in the Old World and the New World areas of wine production. Let’s start with what these two names even mean. They really refer to the location in which the wine-producing region is. The Old World encompasses the more traditional, long-standing wine - Read More

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Wine 101: Variety vs. Varietal and the Grapes That They Are Made Of
Let’s talk about grapes, baby!  You’ll hear a couple of words used when discussing wine and their grapes that sound the same but are different: variety and varietal. The grape variety is the actual type of grape, as in the scientific species – like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The word varietal is used to describe - Read More

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Wine 101: What is Wine?
Here at Crush Wine Experiences, we want to bring you all of the education and information about the wine world so you can create your own amazing wine experience!  You’ll notice our blogs going back to basics for the next few weeks for that exact reason. These articles will help you build your base of - Read More

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Beer Aged in Wine Barrels
All of our favorite beverages are created from the same scientific process: fermentation. Whether it’s fermenting grapes for wine or malt and hops for beer, we find it fascinating! The coolest part is when there is a crossover between the two, adding nuance and intrigue to the final product. These days, many mass-produced beers are - Read More

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Italy – The Wines of Emilia-Romagna
Along the Po River in Northern Italy, surrounding the city of Bologna, lies the region of Emilia-Romagna. This historical area is a culinary dream with towns like Modena, Parma, and Reggiano at its heart. In terms of wine, the claim to fame for Emilia-Romagna is fizzy, red wines like Lambrusco. Dating back to the seventh - Read More

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

The Wines of Umbria, Italy
Nestled between Florence and Rome, on the Eastern border of Tuscany, sits the Italian region of Umbria. It is actually the only Italian wine region that doesn’t have a coastline and is completely landlocked, so the summers are quite dry and the winters are very rainy. As a whole, Umbria produces about 600-800 million liters - Read More

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

French Wine 101: Southwest France
Oh France, we do love you. And your wine, of course. As a key leader in the Old World wine production, France has dozens of regions and hundreds of appellations. We all know about places like Bordeaux but do we know about the neighboring regions in Southwest France? Within the entire geographical location of Southwest - Read More

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Wines to Have While You Dine Al Fresco
There is something to enjoying your dinner outdoors on a warm summer night that just can’t be beaten. A beautiful sunset, the sound of birds and crickets, and a delicious meal go so well together that the only way it can get better is with a lovely glass of wine. In our opinion, the ideal - Read More

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Wineries to Visit This Summer
We love summertime. A big blue sky, long sunny days, and so many wineries to visit! There’s no better way to spend a summer weekend than by visiting the gorgeous wineries of New York and sampling the incredible wares of our local industry. We don’t like to play favorites but we do have favorites. The - Read More