Uncorking the complexities so you can drink wine

I am a wine lover, a wine drinker and a wine explorer. However, I am not a fan of the language of wine. What does it mean when a wine has aromas of fresh cut grass? Is that a good thing? How can a wine be dry? Isn’t all wine wet? My wine is full bodied with nice legs? Should I be jealous? Most of us just want to know if the wine tastes good. I am WSET certified which means I learned about why a wine tastes the way it does (climate, terroir, type of grape used, barreling, ageing, etc.). I am on a mission to explain wine in a way we can all understand. If it is sweet or tart, will it leave your tongue feeling like a desert? I will let you know if the wine is best enjoyed chilled. If it’s overpowering with flavour or subtle and mild. Nothing about grass.
I am also going to tell you about wine pairing, but not in the traditional sense, by explaining what life moments it pairs best with. Is this the type of wine you want to enjoy on a hot summer day on the patio or one you consume while blaring angry breakup music on your couch? Most of us just want to drink a glass of wine and know if we will enjoy it or not. It is my job to make this as easy as possible for you.
So, raise your glass ladies, now fill it with wine and cheers to the enjoyment of it all from the first sip to the last!

Is there a wine that you would like me to explain? Let me know in the comments section below.


Cheers To: Third Generation Chardonnay

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Name of Wine: Nugan Estate Third Generation Chardonnay Winery Location:  Griffith, New South Wales, Australia Type of Wine: Chardonnay (White) How it Tastes: This wine is AMAZING value. You don't find many chardonnay's in this price range with this bold a flavor. Savory and smokey, like when you smoke something with wood chips, but the flavor is very subtle. You don't…read more

Cheers to: Folonari Pinot Grigio Pink

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Name of Wine: Folonari Pinot Grigio Pink Winery Location: Veneto region of Italy Type of Wine: Pinot Grigio How it Tastes: Very light and refreshing, it does not have a strong flavour and leaves no after taste. An extremely mild tart fruit essence of raspberry, strawberry or sour cherry. It is similar to the experience of drinking a very mild…read more

Cheers to: Guilty Men Wine

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Name of Wine: Guilty Men. "We are all guilty. We spend ours lives making amends for our mistakes. If you think this is true you have the key to divine redemption in your hands." (Quote on the bottle) Winery Location: Malivoire Winery:  Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario Canada Type of Wine: A blend of 80% Riesling, 20% Sauvignon Blanc (White) How…read more

Cheers to: Raymond Chardonnay

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Name of Wine: Raymond Chardonnay Winery Location: Napa Valley California, USA Type of Wine: Chardonnay (White) How it Tastes: A bit sour but not over powering, like biting into a granny smith apple. It has a bold flavor, but does not leave a strong after taste. Has a mild buttery essence that cuts the sourness. Best enjoyed really chilled. (…read more