How to Store an Open Bottle of Wine

Chances are you’ve found yourself with a half-drank bottle of wine and you’ve been stumped by this question: how do you store an open bottle of wine and keep it from going bad? Rather than provide some fancy gadget for you to buy, I recommend you follow these tricks... Continued »

7 Summer Wines Perfect for Warmer Weather

While it’s been an unseasonably wet June for us in Eastern Washington, I can’t help but anticipate warmer temperatures. Summer is my favorite season for getting people together and enjoying outdoor dining. At our house, wine is always a part of the equation. Plenty of reds, whites, and sparkling wines... Continued »

7 Wine Tips To Make You Sound Like An Expert

The wine tips I’m about to share with you will cover some of the more obscure bits of language and etiquette are known by any expert wine connoisseur. In fact, the wine world is packed with oddities. For example, have you ever witnessed or heard of wine drinkers spitting... Continued »

Everything You Need to Know About Washington Wine Country

Did you know Washington is the second-largest wine-producing state in the United States? Home to over 1,000 wineries and making over 17 million cases of wine, Washington contributes over $8 billion in state economic impact, annually. Fast Facts On Washington Wine CountryBeyond the brevity of wineries in Washington, our... Continued »

How to Clean Wine Glasses

No one likes to drink from a water-stained or unsightly wine glass. Nothing is more unappealing than receiving a healthy pour of wine in a lip-stained glass from the previous use. I know what you think I’m about to say–hand wash all your wine glasses. On the contrary, even... Continued »

What Are the 7 Noble Grapes?

Have you heard about the 7 Noble Grapes?! If not, you’re in the right place. Understanding the 7 noble grapes is key to expanding yet also simplifying your wine drinking palette. You may have heard this reference while wine tasting or exploring a vineyard. Next time you go wine... Continued »

5 Differences Between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are of the same grape variety but, the primary difference is the region they’re grown in. The five main differences between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are origin, major wine regions, wine styles tasting notes, and food pairings. Let’s look into these differences a bit... Continued »

​How to Pour Wine

Whether you’re hosting guests or playing bartender, pouring wine is a vital part. When done well, it ensures you’re serving the right amount of wine without spilling. Otherwise, you might want to have a good wine stain remover handy. Before I get into how to pour wine, let’s first... Continued »