Wine Basics: Cabernet Sauvignon 101

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon 101

To become a master of anything, you first need to know the basics. That’s why I’m embarking on a Wine 101 Series to get to know our grapes better. Without going all text book-y on you, my goal is to give you a taste of the history behind some of the more well-known wines and then throw in a few rogue varieties just to mix things up a bit – which, really,  is another series all together ie) blends. So without further adieu, let’s start with one of my favorites: Cabernet Sauvignon.

How Rosy is your Rosé?

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How Rosy is your Rosé?

What the Pink says about your Drink…

In the heat of a summer’s evening, sitting out on your back porch, mingling with close friends while the men guard the BBQ, you enjoy a glass of that crisp, fruity, blushing drink we call Rosé. But just how rosy is your rosé? Is it the pretty in pink type? Maybe a lovely aubergine hue? Or perhaps a sunset orange color? The color of your blushing glass reveals how your Rosé was produced and what variety of grape was used.

Food and Wine Pairing for your next Dinner Party

 

Food And Wine Pairing For Your Next Dinner Party!

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Does it really make a difference what wine you pair with your food? I mean, to be totally honest, I drink my favorite Cab with pretty much anything. Especially if it’s the end of a Friday and mama just needs to loosen up a little, ya know? However, the more I read about wine and the complexities of this luxurious libation, the more I do want to branch out and think outside my Cab box and maybe, just maybe try something new.

DIY Wine-making without a costly kit

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Making your own wine at home isn’t as complicated as it sounds. In fact, you don’t even need to go out and buy an expensive starter kit. With a few essentials, some yummy fruit and patience, you can have yourself some great tasting wine that was made by your own hands, or feet! (if you’re going old school ;))

DIY Wine Cellars: 10 Things to Ask Yourself

 

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Not only are home wine cellars a classy and elegant addition to your home, but they are super practical for keeping and maintaining a great tasting wine collection. Before you begin construction on your own cellar, here are 10 things to ask yourself:

Staircase to Wine-derland: Spiral Wine Cellars

 

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I just came across the most amazing and innovative way to store your wine, I am not kidding, it made me squeal a little with delight.  Imagine this – you’re hosting a dinner party and you go to retrieve your best wine for the occasion in your wine cellar, concealed under the floor, beneath a trap-door.  You open the door and descend down a spiral staircase and choose a perfectly and naturally chilled bottle of pinot and ascend through the floor to the utter astonishment of your guests.  This is for real.

 

Large Wine Fridges: The Top 5 Units Reviewed for You!

For the serious wine collector, you will be looking for a cooler that will house a little more than a standard 24 or 36 bottle capacity.  At the same time, you’re not totally ready to renovate your basement into a full on wine cellar.  Enter, large wine fridges!  

Is Your Collection Ready For A Koldfront Wine Cooler?

Curious about the Koldfront brand?  Here are four units for you to take into consideration.  Most  of these fridges are thermoelectric, meaning that they are generally quieter than the larger compressor coolers.  They are also more energy efficient and for the price, do a pretty decent job at chilling your favorite wines. 

Edgestar CWF340DZ: What You Need to Know

Looking for a compact wine cooler to keep both your whites and reds chilled in one unit?  Whether you are just starting a wine collection of your own, or you are a connoisseur wanting to house your best vintages in a compact wine cellar, the CWF340DZ may be the wine fridge for you.

AKDY Wine Cooler: A Thermoelectric Wonder!

If you’re looking for a smaller capacity wine fridge, check out these AKDY thermoelectric wine coolers that we’ve reviewed for you below.

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