Tasting Leads to Storage Considerations

Once wine tasting becomes a common activity, the proper storage of all the wine purchased from winery visits comes into play.  These cases of wine that you enjoyed during you tasting adventures need to be stored properly to maintain the quality of the wine.  Wineries offer membership discounts and case discounts.  Also deals are had

Trip Report: Funk Zone Tasting in 90 Minutes

Sunday morning, we stop in downtown Santa Barbara to visit Municipal Winemakers (Muni) and DV8 tasting rooms. First sign we see designates that we are in the Funk Zone. Fun name and very appropriate for the motif we find in these tasting rooms. We locate DV8 and totally missed Muni winery during a walk by 30

Famous Wine Quotes

Enjoy these quotes that we have found during our journey of wine exploration!  (updated regularly) “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than,

Encompassing All Senses During Wine Tasting

Wine tasting includes all the senses and not just taste.  It starts by using sight to inspect the wine clarity and color, then smell comes into play to enjoy the aroma and bouquet, next the tongue feels the wine to detect the body of the liquid and finally the words describing the wine is heard when shared

Aroma and Bouquet Exercise

One of the most important steps in the process of tasting wine is to experience the aroma, also known as the bouquet, of the wine.  These are aspects of our sense of smell of wine tasting.  It is not the first step in the process of wine tasting but it can be one of finer

How to Buy a Bottle of Wine

It all starts with a bottle of wine.  Unless you are the winemaker.  Since a wine bottle may represent months to several years in their process of making that bottle of wine.  For the consumer, it’s  knowing what bottle of wine do I want to have with a special meal, gift for a friend, an afternoon of