Wine Tip of the Day

The most important “rule” of food and wine pairing: Trust your palate, drink what you like and enjoy it.

If you want to let a wine open up and don’t have a formal decanter, you can still pour the wine into a glass carafe, pitcher or even wide-mouthed jar. The goal is just to allow more oxygen to come into contact with the wine.

An older wine’s provenance (where and how it was stored; how much it has moved) can affect its quality and, therefore, its price.

An older wine’s provenance (where and how it was stored; how much it has moved) can affect its quality and, therefore, its price.

“Provenance” is something to consider especially when buying older wine. It pertains to where and how the wine has been stored and how much it’s moved from the time of bottling to now.

The Canary Islands produce red, white and rosé wines with a signature volcanic minerality.

An “Ah-So” is a device used to extract a cork from a bottle. It has two prongs that wiggle down the sides of the cork, and it is good for gently removing old, soft or crumbly corks.

Chignin is an appellation in France’s Savoie region; wines labeled Chignin are made from the Jacquère grape. Chignin Bergeron is an appellation in the same area, but wines labeled Chignin Bergeron are made from the Roussanne grape (locally called Bergeron).

The northern Italian region of Trentino grows many local red grapes like Schiava, Lagrein, Teroldego and Marzemino.

Clare Valley is a region in Australia famous for its dry Rieslings.