It’s icewine season and what a great season it is for those of us who enjoy and appreciate it.
I am often asked how this wine is made and why it is so expensive.Read more ›
Did you know to become a sommelier you have to do blind taste tests? This means you don’t see the bottle, so you know nothing about the wine before you taste it. A sommelier will be able to tell you the type of grape the wine is made from if it is from an Old World country or a New World country, the region in the country and possibly the name of the winery or chateau where it comes from. And don’t forget the year it was made!Read more ›
We’ve all heard it before. We all love to mention it as we enjoy a glass of wine at dinner and at parties. The idea has been stated and passed around so often, that it has become embedded into our culture as a fact. But, is it actually true? Can wine be healthy for us? We would all like it to be true! Let’s take a look at some of the facts:
Wine and Cholesterol
It has been long believed that wine can be beneficial for the heart, but more recent studies have demonstrated that it may be also beneficial for the blood. Wine seems to raise the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) while lowering LDL (bad cholesterol). Furthermore, phenols (a chemical compound in wine) help to protect the arteries from the bad cholesterol.
Why would anyone need a wine etiquette class?
Did you know that there is a specific order to how you taste wine and why we do it?
Did you know there is an order in which to drink wine to get the most from the experience?
If you are an executive or you aspire to be an executive, successfully entertaining a potential or existing client is an important part of the deal. The same can be said for a job interview as you move up the ranks in your career.Read more ›