Tasting Terroir – Can You Really?

The first thing most people think of when they hear the word terroir is the soil in which grapevines grow, but it is much more than that, it’s the rain, the heat, the sun, the humidity, the wind, and anything else that Mother Nature can throw at a grapevine in any given year. If you’ve…

White Before Red? Definitely. Sometimes.

As a “general rule” when tasting through several wines it is almost always best to drink in a certain order: bubbles, white, red, sweet. The rule makes sense because you want to drink lighter bodied wines and wines with higher acidity before drinking bigger bodied wines and wine with higher tannins. But rules are sometimes…