Wine, so swanky

onsider the following: You and your date arrive at that swanky restaurant you’ve been saving up for, hoping to get a taste of food prepared with a little more art and love than the KD you had last night. You’ve considered the menu and are prepared to make your selection. After ordering the $60 dish… Continue reading Wine, so swanky

Wine, so swanky

Willow Park Huge selection, I mean really, really huge, and a staff that knows where all of it is. A favorite of many, it is well known clear across the country for its diverse inventory. Eau Claire Wine Market It may look tinny, but they’ve got loads of wine crammed in their little corner of… Continue reading Wine, so swanky

Wine, so swanky

Pizza: Remember that Chianti we were talking about? It also goes well with pizza. You could try a crisp-medium bodied white as well, like an unoaked Chardonnay. KD: There are many ways to eat this staple of University diets. Plain would pair with a crisp, dry Riesling (ask for the Kabinett style), so as to… Continue reading Wine, so swanky

Wine, so swanky

Origins, Nature, Variations Wine is, simply, what happens when you leave grape juice out and it gets fermented by yeast. Not so simply is what happens to get good wine. Modern practices require close attention to growing conditions, species of grape, weather patterns, harvest times, types of yeasts, ageing techniques and a host of other… Continue reading Wine, so swanky

Wine, so swanky

Red? White?It’s so simple. So what exactly are you supposed to describe when smelling wines? Here’s a very brief, and very basic guide to what you might expect from different kinds of wine. Reds Cabernet SauvignonThe most widely known and loved red grape, this one typically has black currants as the predominant aroma on the… Continue reading Wine, so swanky

Wine, so swanky

Aroma/Nose/Bouquet: The smell of the wine. Attack: A term to refer to the initial onset of flavours when the wine first hits the tongue. Balance: The harmony of acidity, tannin, flavour and alcohol. Corked: Wine that’s musty smelling, also means you get another bottle free, at least anywhere decent. Decanting/"Letting the Wine Breath": Allowing the… Continue reading Wine, so swanky