Wine
Video - Recipe and Tips for Making Mulled Wine (Gluhwein or Glogg)

Video – Recipe and Tips for Making Mulled Wine (Gluhwein or Glogg)

No matter whether you call it Mulled Wine, Gluhwein (the German version) or Glogg (the Swedish version), it’s still everyone’s favorite holiday drink. Well, it’s my favourite holiday drink! It’s dead easy to make… and if you are adventurous you can adapt the recipe as well adding more...
Video - How to Decant Wine, 2 Ways

Video – How to Decant Wine, 2 Ways

Decanting wine is something that’s not only for that special bottle of 1959 Haut-Whatever… it’s a great technique that can bring the drinkability of any wine up a level, and in some cases is absolutely required for a wine to fully express itself. There are 2 ways to...
VIDEO - How to Make ANY Bottle of Wine Taste More Expensive

VIDEO – How to Make ANY Bottle of Wine Taste More Expensive

There’s a great wine hack for how to make ANY bottle of wine taste more expensive. So whether you are talking about a $10 USD bottle of wine or a $50 USD wine, this simple trick is guaranteed to make it taste better.  If you want to see...
Video - What do People Mean When They Describe "Finish" in Wine?

Video – What do People Mean When They Describe “Finish” in Wine?

Ever wondered what people mean when they use the word “finish” to describe a wine? For example, this wine has a long finish or a short finish? It’s sometimes the lingo that keeps us at arms length in the wine world, but this shouldn’t be the case. Wine...
Video - Insider Tips to Drinking Wine Beyond Your Budget

Video – Insider Tips to Drinking Wine Beyond Your Budget

Ever since I started studying wine more seriously, I realized sometimes my palette has more sophistication than by budget. But the upside of studying wine professionally, is that I have access to all manner of insider secrets. Here’s some tips on how to access and drink wines that...
Never Drink Alone Again - Now There is Wine for Cats (in Japan)

Never Drink Alone Again – Now There is Wine for Cats (in Japan)

Leave it to Japan… we already had Cooking with Dog, Cat Cafes and all manner of pet costumes and cuteness… but our world was incomplete until now. Now you never have to drink alone because you can enjoy wine with your feline. Yes, there’s wine for cats. It is...
Video - Food & Wine Pairing Made Simple with 2 Easy Tips

Video – Food & Wine Pairing Made Simple with 2 Easy Tips

  Pairing food and wine can seem like a daunting task. But not when you remember this brilliant hack for pairing. Two (2) simple principles change everything and will completely demystify this seemingly difficult challenge. Watch Wine Time to see for yourself.
Video - When can you send wine back in a restaurant?

Video – When can you send wine back in a restaurant?

Ever puzzled as to when it’s appropriate to send wine back in a restaurant? Here’s what to do when wine is poured and you are asked to taste – and of course, when you should send it back! 
Video - How to Tell if Wine is Bad Without Even Opening

Video – How to Tell if Wine is Bad Without Even Opening

It’s about 10% of wine in the market that becomes “corked” or “off.”  This percentage is often higher in Asia due to transport and unstable heat conditions during shipping. But how can you tell if a wine is bad, even before you buy and / or open the bottle? Watch...
Video - What is the Best Tool For Opening Wine?

Video – What is the Best Tool For Opening Wine?

Do you need to have an expensive device or tool to open wine? A lot of people invest in the Rabbit or the wall mounted hinge openers. While these devices are visually impressive, are they really worth the money? Maybe not… What do the experts use? Watch “Wine...
Video - Why do we Swirl Wine to Give it Air?

Video – Why do we Swirl Wine to Give it Air?

  Ever wondered why people swirl wine to incorporate oxygen or let it “breathe”? Is it some pretentious maneuver to separate wine experts from novices? In fact, there is a very real reason we need to give wine air and allow it to breathe. Watch the latest in...
Video - What You Might be Doing Wrong with Sparkling Wine

Video – What You Might be Doing Wrong with Sparkling Wine

 Just pop the cork and pour, right? Well… not exactly. There are some things you can do to make your sparkling wine drinking experience even better. In my new video series of wine tips, called Wine Time, you can learn some  some tips on how to preserve those...