The Rabbit-style lever corkscrew can seem fairly complicated – but actually it’s quite easy. It makes opening wine bottles fairly simple for those with poor grip strength or hand dexterity. I’ve used many, many corkscrews over the years, as you might guess since I’ve been writing about wine online since 1998 and have owned my
When you bring home a bottle of wine that has a cork enclosure, chances are that the top of the bottle will be protected by a foil or plastic sheathe. This sheathe keeps the cork from getting dirty or moldy. It also helps protect it from mice or other small creatures eating away at the
Did you know it’s National Tequila Day? Who knew! I’ve made myself a tequila sangria with peaches to celebrate. What are you guys drinking tonight?
You don’t have to be a wine snob to understand that wine tastes better when it’s at least reasonably close to its right temperature. The question is how to keep an eye on that, when the wine is typically trying to warm up to room temperature which could easily be TOO warm for the wine.
There are all sorts of infrared thermometers out there, of all shapes and sizes. I love this Supco PIT1 Pocket Infrared Thermometer because it can easily be tossed in a pocketbook or pocket. It’s that small and easy to carry around. There are all sorts of times that it’s good to know what the temperature
It’s funny to look back on the cutting edge of technology just a short while ago. This WineMaster handheld wine information system from Excalibur Electronic was such a device. It fits in your purse or pocket! It has all sorts of wine ratings in it! You can store a whole **25** of your own ratings!
True, Oxford Landing isn’t the highest rated Cabernet Sauvignon out there. But when you’re making a berry sangria for a hot day, and mixing in some Bacardi rum, it does quite nicely :). Plus it’s relaxing when I hear noises of kitties destroying things in the other room :). What are you guys drinking tonight?
Summertime is sangria time! I love using frozen berries because they act as natural ice cubes and don’t dilute the drink. Add in Sambuca and it’s tasty! What are you guys drinking tonight?
I love creating sangria. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy a sunny day. Heck, it makes even a rainy day seem lively and fun. In essence, sangria is any type of wine – red, white, or bubbly – mixed into fruit and liqueur. You could combine chardonnay, peaches, and Midori. Maybe you’ll go
It can seem sometimes that wine requires a degree to understand. It wasn’t always like this. Until quite recently, wine was an every day drink for most of the population. People drank wine out of whatever glass they had on hand. It wasn’t mysterious or complicated – it’s what you made out of the fruit