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THE LOIRE VALLEY

THE LOIRE VALLEY

The Loire Valley offers some of the most diverse, interesting and food-friendly wines in the world.  But when is the last time you saw a Chinon on a wine list, or thought to order a Muscadet with your oysters? Exactly. Part of the problem is the wines themselves – they tend to be challenging, more […]

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WAX ON, WAX OFF

WAX ON, WAX OFF

From time to time, I hear complaints about the difficulty of opening wine bottles sealed with wax.  On the rare occasion I’m confronted with such a wine, it’s been a struggle to get the cork out.  Thankfully they are easy to avoid.   Then a client gave me two bottles whose necks were encased in […]

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ALL ABOUT WINE STORAGE

ALL ABOUT WINE STORAGE

For many of us, having a go-to place to store wine isn’t needed; not enough wine is purchased or held onto to make it worthwhile. But for those who tend to buy much more wine than can be consumed, having a secure place to keep the bottles can be useful, even if cellar space is […]

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WINE CELLAR ANALYSIS: WHAT YOUR COLLECTION SAYS ABOUT YOU

WINE CELLAR ANALYSIS: WHAT YOUR COLLECTION SAYS ABOUT YOU

There are endless ways to decipher one’s personality. A color quiz, dream analysis, what-if scenarios, graphology, wine cellars…   Yes, wine cellars. Unsurprisingly, this thought popped into my head as I was organizing a client’s collection. The gentleman in question knows what he likes – over 90% of the bottles are California Cabernets from the […]

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