After all, what neighborhood wine store can have an infinite inventory?
Did you ever feel that you could use some help? Just about everybody does. While we can't promise you that by reading one or two articles you'll be able to find that $15 bottle of wine for $10, or that $100 bottle of wine for $30, we do feel that you'll enjoy and perhaps learn from these selected articles. While we do not necessarily agree with each author's affirmations, we only present articles that we feel are of value. Check out our new section wine baskets and gifts.
Can you judge a wine from its label? Boston present some of the most important terms and debunks some of the hype. Don't get stuck, read his article.
What Everybody Should Know About Labels To Buy The Best Wine
"...If you happen to see this label on a new world wine it only means..."
Who doesn't want to save money on wine? Ballenberger gives you some good ideas. He includes for your reference the world famous wine critic Robert Parker's rating scale.
Buy Fine Wine at Great Prices - A Strategy
"The point of this article is simple: One can drink good, sometimes even excellent wines, at very reasonable prices.
The easiest way to do this is ..."
This article discusses what to look for in a wine shop. It contains extensive detailed information about wine labels.
"I must admit, that for many of us, walking into a store to buy a bottle of wine can be a little like visiting a foreign country and not knowing the language. If you're buying wine for yourself..."Buying Wine: How to Read A Wine Label
Sooner or later you're going to get a bad bottle of wine. This article tells you how to identify common wine problems and how to deal with them.
"When a waiter brings the bottle of wine to the table and offers you the cork, do you sniff it? What do you do with..."Determining if a wine is spoiled
Do you want to get the maximum enjoyment out of that fancy, or not so fancy bottle of wine? Make sure you choose the right wine glass. Johnson introduces the subect with a brief history of wine glasses.
"When choosing glasses, always remember to first choose..."Guide to Buying Wine Glasses
Go ahead, get a case of that special wine you just discovered. If you're not sure why, Kreider will give you several reasons. And remember, a 15% discount means that you're only paying for a bit more than 10 bottles out of 12.
"...Let's make the assumption that you have purchased a case of a wine you like a lot. Don't you think you will:..."Have you bought your first case of wine yet?
Do you know the formalities associated with restaurant wine service? Delluva addresses these issues. He lets you know what to look for, and what to smell for.
"...When faced with a restaurant with a poor selection of wines or a server with no knowledge of wines, your best bet will be..."Learn To Deal With the Wine Steward in Restaurants
This top ten list is conveniently divided into two sections; five terms that you'll be pleased to find on a wine label and five terms that may be a sign of troubles.
"For the average wine consumer, there is a plethora of intimidation associated with wine buying. This is a feeling that is most often associated with not understanding wine labels. New..."The Ten Most Important Wine Label Terms
Best presents a few tricks that can help you save money without compromising quality -- excessively.
"...Do you really want to use top-notch red wine for..."Using Bargain Wines to Your Advantage