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Wine Glass Shootout: Taste the Difference

Wine Glass Shootout: Taste the Difference

Drinking wine is all about the aromas and flavors — a subtle hint of mint is complex flavor in a Bordeaux blend, but perhaps the scent of gasoline could make or break an aged Riesling. And vintage to vintage, wine is going to taste slightly different. It’s impossible to grow and mix the grapes exactly the same year to year, especially with the varied weather we’ve been seeing recently.

If wine can taste different year to year with a little more sunlight or a little more rain, what about the glass you drink the wine out of? Can your wine glass really make wine taste different—for better or worse? As daily drinkers of wine, Jon and I had to find out for ourselves. Forget the marketing hype, let’s taste the wine and see if there really is a difference. Continue reading to see what we found out…

4 Dos and Don'ts for Boating with Wine

With the unofficial start of summer only 2 weeks away, Memorial Day weekend looks to be filled with BBQs, boating, and of course our favorite: wine. This time around though, don’t be “that guy” that brings the red wine and spills it on himself while boating. Follow these tips to keep your sophisticated wine appeal on the boat:

How do I make my own Simpsons character?

If you haven’t already noticed, Jon and I decided to use Simpsons characters that roughly look like us to make the whole wine reviewing experience all that more fun.

One of the questions we get asked is “where can I make my own Simpsons character?”

Luckily, this one is easy to answer (unlike why the fungus Botrytis cinerea is great news for you sweet wine folks, see a future post for that one). Just head over here: and start creating!

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