Entries by Cinthya Grageda

2019 Trumped Merlot – Wine/Food Pairings

The art of wine pairings can be rather complex, but it’s also a ton of fun.  Although you can take the pairing process quite seriously, there is plenty of room for playful experiences, especially when hosting a casual tasting with friends. So whether you want to impress someone who knows the ins and outs of […]

Why Wine Can Be Pricey

Wine prices are kind of complicated. In theory, the price of a bottle of wine should increase directly in line with its quality. But quality is at least partially subjective. Further, we’re all easily biased by price. More than one study has shown people largely find a wine to be more delicious if it comes […]

Why Try Wine?

For many, trying wine for the first time is a memorable experience. It might be love at first sip, but it could also leave some wondering how anyone could enjoy it? Perhaps you are in the middle of that, unimpressed but mildly intrigued. But, of course, this depends on the type and quality of wine […]

How to Identify Wine Flavor Profiles

It’s amusing to imagine a snooty wine expert dramatically inhaling, slurping, and pondering over a glass of wine before proclaiming it to taste like blackberries in the nose with an old leather couch on the finish. But don’t believe that this represents an accurate image of a wine lover identifying the flavor profiles of wine! […]

Why Do Wine Vintages Matter?

We’ve all heard about wine vintages, but what are they, and why do they matter? As exciting as the concept may be, wine vintages do NOT mean that your bottle of choice is a die-hard secondhand shopper. Instead, a wine vintage is the year the grapes used to make the wine were harvested.  More than […]

The Best Wines for Summertime

As a child, you likely remember how refreshing a cold glass of lemonade was after a hot summer day. Unfortunately, while lemonade remains a staple, even for adults, it doesn’t quite take the edge off like it used to. So instead, many adults enjoy a glass of wine to unwind. Unfortunately, you may find that […]

Hot Tips To Keep Your Wine Cool for Your Beach Day

You’re headed to the beach for a day, and you can’t wait for the sun, sand, and fun with good friends. It promises to be an unforgettable experience. But there’s just one question. How do you keep your wine crisp and cool during a long, hot day in the sun? We all know there’s nothing […]

Best Cocktails for Warm Summer Nights

Nothing is more relaxing than kicking back with a frosty glass of wine on a warm summer evening. Whether listening to the waves crash on the beach or crickets in your backyard, the right wine cocktails for summer can elevate any experience. The drink should be refreshing and tasty during the dog days of summer. […]