Wine Education

ford cocktail

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

What is The Ford Cocktail?
The classic martini is a timeless drink for a reason. Starring high-quality gin and vermouth, with room for a salty olive or bright lemon twist, martinis are ubiquitous in every bartender’s repertoire.  But the Ford cocktail? That’s a little more obscure. While its recipe looks familiar – equal parts gin and dry vermouth with a - Read More
Vegan food and wine

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Here’s How to Pair Vegan Food With Wine
Most people have at least a passing familiarity with the basic building blocks of pairing wine and food. It’s common knowledge, for instance, that red wine is traditionally served with red meat and white wine goes with white meat. But shapeshifting culinary trends are changing how wine and food pairings are approached, and with large - Read More
Wine decanting

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Should You Decant Your Wine?
Decanting wine offers substantial benefits before pouring it for guests, but how do you know when and what to decant? Say you’re hosting a nice dinner party, it’s mid-December and the trees are beginning to frost, the holidays are approaching, roasted dinners are becoming a staple, and that big bold Cab from Bordeaux is screaming - Read More
Wine palate

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

How to Develop Your Wine-Tasting Palate
If you want to develop your palate to taste nuances in your wine, you need to put your mouth into training. And by stretching and challenging your taste buds with new experiences, you can take your wine enjoyment to a new level.  Mindful wine training is about consistency and exposure. The more flavors and styles - Read More
Seafood and wine

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Breaking the Rules: 5 Seafood Entrées That Play Well With Red Wine
The idea that white wine is served with fish is so ingrained in our culture that most of us don’t think twice when it’s time to uncork something to complement a seafood dinner. Although it’s true that few things pair better with lobster and drawn butter than an old-vine Chenin Blanc, or with baked halibut - Read More
Wine and barbecue

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Move Over, Beer: Try These Wines at Your Next Barbecue Instead
Barbecue and beer are warm-weather staples that form a quintessential pairing, often leaving wine lovers feeling like third wheels. It doesn’t have to be that way, and there’s no reason why you can’t invite a bottle or two of wine to the party.  In some cases, wine may even be a better pairing choice for - Read More

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Preview: Rosé Splash
It’s scientific fact that everything tastes better on a boat. Okay maybe it’s not backed by science but we sure think so, which is why our Rosé Splash summer event this year takes place on the Spirit of New York cruise ship! Like all of our events, Rosé Splash will be filled to the brim - Read More

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

City Feature: Charleston
The Deep South is not usually our first stop when we think of wine regions but when it comes to wine experience, Charleston, South Carolina has it going on. This gorgeous city has beautiful beaches, quaint cobblestone streets, incredible historical landmarks, and most importantly, a stellar food and beverage culture.  Over the last couple of - Read More

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

10 Fun Facts About Wine
Wine’s fun! You already knew that and so did we but we thought it was worth mentioning again. We spend a lot of time on this blog explaining scientific wine topics and geographical information (which is super important, don’t get us wrong) but we thought it was time for a little lighthearted fun about our - Read More