Is Petit Sirah The Same As Syrah? What About Shiraz?

Is Petit Sirah The Same As Syrah? What About Shiraz?

- Charlotte Chipperfield - Drink

With names like Petite Sirah, Syrah and Shiraz, it is no wonder people often feel intimidated when it comes to the world of wine. Despite the similarity in names, Petite Sirah may be known as Petite Syrah, but it is not the same grape as Syrah which can also be known as Shiraz. Let’s take a closer look.. Read more
Oxygen: Friend Or Foe?

Oxygen: Friend Or Foe?

- - Drink

Oxygen is a necessary evil when it comes to wine. Wine needs oxygen in order to become wine and to develop, but it can also destroy the wine if it comes in contact with too much oxygen. During fermentation, all wine needs some exposure to oxygen in order for the yeasts to grow, but too much can ruin the wine.. Read more
Wine Trends for 2015

Wine Trends for 2015

- - Drink

When the year turns, people tend to take stock of the year ending as well as make new predictions on what the year ahead might include. Here are our thoughts on what will be hot in 2015.. Read more
How To Tell If You're REALLY Allergic To Sulfites

How To Tell If You're REALLY Allergic To Sulfites

- - Life

You've heard it before... someone complains, "I'm allergic to sulfites." Or, "I don't drink red wine because the sulfites give me a headache." Although people love to blame sulfites for all the effects of their hangovers, chances are that they are not actually the culprit.. Read more
Wine Workshop: How to Make Personalized Wrapping Paper
A Dummy's Guide To Malolactic Fermentation

A Dummy's Guide To Malolactic Fermentation

- Grant Ebert - Drink

by Grant Ebert Malolactic fermentation, Secondary fermentation, MLF, ML or “Malo” for short, is the process in which malic acid in wine is converted to lactic acid. Mostly all red wines and various white wines go through ML after the initial fermentation is complete.. Read more
Your Favorite Recipes of 2014

Your Favorite Recipes of 2014

- - Food

In 2014 we posted hundreds of recipes to go with our many wines - these are your favorites from the year!   TOP 3 APPETIZERS 1. Keftedes me Saltsa Domata (Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce)    2. Pig Candy    3. Thai Spring Rolls    TOP 3 MAIN DISHES 1.. Read more