This post is being sponsored by Bandit Wines. Visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bandit or online at www.banditwines.com for a look at their brand new packaging—and to find out where it’s available in your area. So you think you want to try hiking. Maybe with some Mom friends? Or on a romantic date with your spouse? Or maybe, just maybe, with the kids? You know what? It's a great … [Read more...]
There are some places where (no matter how much you want to) you can never bring a bottle of wine. Like a PTA meeting for example. Never a good idea. Then there are other places where you may THINK you can never bring a bottle of wine—because it's just not practical. Like on a hiking trip. Or to the beach. (Or when you go running and screaming from the house into the woods.) But while it's … [Read more...]
Ask the Experts: What is the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? How much do I need to pay to get a “good” bottle of champagne? What is the difference between the good stuff and the cheap stuff?
Both Champagne and Prosecco are sparkling wines that take their name from the specific geographic regions they’re made in—and where wine regulators get testy if anyone outside that area uses that name to make a similar wine. That’s where the similarities end Champagne is French, and can only be made in the Champagne region there. Prosecco is Italian, and can only be made in the Veneto … [Read more...]
Ask the Experts: I was wondering how long wine lasts unopened. Specifically, I have a 2005 Chardonnay and a 2006 Shiraz both from Australia.
Thanks for the great question, Colleen. To ask a question of your own, click here. Without knowing what specific wines you have, my best answer is “drink them both pretty soon, the Chard first.” The longer answer is, well, long. How long a wine lasts unopened depends on a lot of things. First, it matters how the wine was stored. Ideally, the bottles were on their sides (so the corks … [Read more...]
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(The following is a sponsored post.) Last week we told you that you can judge a wine by it’s label—especially when it comes to wines like The Show. We told you how their big, bold Malbec matches their big, bold Hatch Show Print label. Well, the same holds true for their Cabernet Sauvignon. With a label designed to draw a crowd, the Three Thieves had to be sure that the wine inside would … [Read more...]
The following is a sponsored post. Yes, we know. Don't judge a book by its cover. Or a wine by its label. But let's face it… when you're standing in the wine store, looking for something new to try, and there are hundreds (thousands?) of bottles staring back at you, isn't it hard NOT to pay attention to the label? I mean, do you REALLY want to drink something with a dancing rooster on … [Read more...]