Topic: Wine Tips & Tricks

Despite what you may have heard, it doesn’t matter if you’re a super taster or not, almost everyone can improve their sense of taste by learning to identify aroma compounds in wine.

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Our sensory biases are imprinted at a young age when we associate colors to foods. For example, we correlate the sweet, spiced, citrus flavor of an orange…

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With just a teaspoon of simple syrup per glass, you’ll find they’re only delicately sweet and not cloying.

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Despite the incredible history surrounding the fortified wines of Europe, they’ve fallen out of favor. On the plus side, it means you can find exceptional quality for great value. Here are several fine fortified wines that can be found for less than $20.

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There is a lot to learn and know about etiquette which can make it seem daunting and much of it seems quite frivolous on the surface. However when practiced, it provides a great deal of respect to others and to yourself.

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How To Use Wine Tasting Mats

Posted to Wine Tips & Tricks on December 16th.

A demonstration and some great advice on how to get the most out of the wine tasting placemats.

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Let’s just assume your holiday is anything but normal. Honestly, whose is? That said, if this winter’s adventure involves cooking some holiday classics, I’d like to offer 10 unique wine pairings that will make everything a bit more joyous.

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Here are 6 new books that will open your eyes up to ideas and possibilities with science, culture, history and travel all around the our favorite topic: wine.

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Wine tastings are a great way to host a party because they simultaneously improve your wine intelligence while having a really fun time. I’d like to offer you a few tips to make your wine tasting party useful as well as a few recommendations for how to do it.

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You’ve probably heard that much of the wine we see at supermarkets is connected to just a few major brands. So, to illustrate the point, we went to a few local retailers in the Seattle area to see how much of what we see is independent vs. larger brands.

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