Author Archive | Chris

slider-6

5 Tips For Storing Wine At Home

When buying wine for collecting or for later drinking it is important to understand that wine has similar properties to fresh produce and unless appropriate steps are taken for preservation both produce and wine will spoil over time. Storing wine at home requires consideration due to the length of time many people may wish to […]

Continue Reading 2

Choosing A Bottle Of Wine

Visiting your local wine store when choosing a bottle of wine for a gift or a special occasion and being confronted by the many different types of wine available can be intimidating. While the uninitiated may conclude that there are only four types of wine: red or white, cheap or expensive, in reality, of course, […]

Continue Reading 2

Wine Cellar Cooling Units – four of the best

Unless you live in a very cool climate where a passive wine cellar can maintain a constant temperature of between 55ºF and 58ºF (13ºC–15ºC) you’ll almost certainly require a wine cellar cooling unit. Here we’d like to present our “featured four” … four of the best wine cellar cooling units that are worthy of consideration […]

Continue Reading 0

How To Taste Wine – Look, Swirl, Smell, Taste!

In learning how to taste wine and judge its quality there is more to consider that just the “taste”. Wine, especially premium wine, deserves more than just a quick swallow. In fact, tasting the wine is the final step in appreciating it. However, many people dismiss those who have enough wine knowledge to swirl and […]

Continue Reading 0

Combining Wine And Food

There are two main ways to combine wine and food. It can be done by drinking the wine with the food we eat. The other way is to use wine in the preparation of the food you are preparing. Whenever possible, one should always follow the second way with the first, unless circumstances and timing […]

Continue Reading 0

Wine Cellar Temperature

The ideal wine cellar temperature is between 55ºF and 58ºF (13ºC–15ºC). However, any temperature between 40º–65ºF (5º–18ºC) will suffice as long as it remains constant. The degree and the speed of the temperature change are critical. A gradual change of a few degrees between summer and winter won’t matter. The same change each day will […]

Continue Reading 0

Refrigerated Wine Coolers – Featured 5

Regular readers of my wine blog know that I suggest buying a refrigerated wine cooler when you don’t have the space to build your own home wine cellar. Here we’d like to present reviews of our “featured five” … five of the best refrigerated wine cellars that are worthy of consideration … Vinotheque Wine Reservoir […]

Continue Reading 0

How To Choose Wine Racks

The objective of wine cellar racks is to carry bottles securely in a horizontal position, in as dense an arrangement as possible. It is important to remember that bottles sealed with corks should be laid on their side for storage to keep the cork moist. Bottles with screw caps can be stored standing upright although […]

Continue Reading 0

How To Make Homemade Wine

Many people want to know how to make homemade wine. Although there is so much good quality wine now available in specialty and grocery stores many people – especially if they have access to good quality fruit – want to try to make homemade wine. For the beginner, understanding winemaking principles may not be the […]

Continue Reading 0

How To Hold A Wine Glass

There Is A Right Way To Hold A Wine Glass! Once you’ve selected the right wine glass for your wine it makes sense to discover how to hold it … It may seem a bit unnecessary to discuss how to hold a wine glass, but there is a right way and a wrong way and […]

Continue Reading 0

Website design by Redwine Publications