Why upcycle wine corks? Have you ever seen a cork oak? Wondered how they get the corks out? The planks removed from the tree trunks are boiled to soften them, and also to clean them. It takes 7 years for the tree to develop a plank like this.
I’m always being asked to recommend an unusual wine, “one that isn’t Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay”. With media communications improving by the minute it’s getting more and more difficult but at a recent corporate event I saw a few puzzled expressions when I suggested Blaufränkisch.... http://www.snooth.com/articles/move-beyond-cab-and-chard/
It's certainly a challenge trying to cover the world of wines. There are wines to taste everyday and even with an intensive schedule one can only manage to try a smal portion of the wines that come to market each year. Sadly that means that I miss many noteworthy wines. Keeping on eye on the wine blogs is one way I can stay abreast of all that is out there.... http://www.snooth.com/articles/what-weve-been-reading-1959/
Master of Wine Tim Atkins featured a story on his blog about a U.K. couple who make one wine every year, with the location and the variety changing each time they start anew with their winemaking... http://www.snooth.com/articles/british-couple-focus-on-one-wine-at-a-time/
I love a good value when it comes to sparkling wine, but there are so many occasions that warrant higher price points. In fact, purpose is the single most important part of any sparkling wine purchase.... http://www.snooth.com/articles/the-decision-to-spend-more-on-sparkling-wine/