Entries by Cinthya Grageda

Common Myths About Wine

For those unfamiliar with the world of wine, it can feel intensely intimidating and complex, especially if you have heard a wine sommelier speak about wines using technical jargon. Fortunately, learning about wine isn’t nearly as daunting as it may seem. Before delving into the specifics of wine types and flavor profiles, begin by learning […]

Best Wine Pairings for Summer Food

Whether you prefer to spend your summer lounging by the pool or surfing in the ocean, the season provides limitless opportunities for fun in the sun. But, of course, it’s also a great time to gather with loved ones and break out your favorite bottles of wine. So before your next celebration, let’s explore the […]

5 Wine Trends To Follow This Summer

Summertime is wine time! A glass of wine is a wonderful way to wind down in the evening and can be a great beverage option at picnics, barbeques, and get-togethers. A good bottle of wine also makes a great hostess gift. If you are thinking about buying a bottle for a special occasion, or even […]

Why Choose Sweet Oaks

Choosing your next favorite wine can be very overwhelming. California alone has over 4,000 wineries, each offering an ever-changing list of labels. Even narrowing your choices down to a particular variety, terroir, or vintage gives countless options for potentially wonderful wines. It’s a worthy pursuit, but one that’s easier with a nudge in the right […]

Recipes for Cooking With Wine

For even the most experienced home cooks, a love of wine doesn’t always translate directly to mastery of cooking with wine. It can be difficult to know which are the best wines to cook with, and when it’s preferable to reserve wine for your glass, rather than the pan. There are so many tempting recipes […]

Teaching Your Friends About Wine

As a wine enthusiast, you might be wondering how you can get your not-so-enthused friends excited about it. Wine can be complex, and like anything, it’s hard to get interested if you don’t understand it. Teaching your friends about wine doesn’t have to be boring – for them or you. Wine Is an Acquired Taste […]

Best Time to Go Wine Tasting and Why

Have you ever wondered when the best time to go wine tasting was? Is there an optimal season or month to visit local wineries? The answer is — it depends. There are many variables to consider, particularly regarding the type of experience you’re looking for and the location.  Whether planning a wine tasting experience for […]

Best Wine for Beginners

You may have always loved it, but as of recently, you’re starting to really get into wine. You have become more conscious of what wine labels say, looking up terms you’re unfamiliar with to expand your knowledge. As you try new varietals, you’re discovering how complex wine is, and it’s exciting! However, there are so […]


Perfect Wine for Date Night

You’ve been planning a special evening to celebrate your loved one for a while. The candles are ready; you’ve got some rose petals to scatter on the table. You can already hear the soft romantic music setting the mood in the background. But how do you choose a perfect wine for date night? Wine has […]

Types of Wine Glasses

You find the corkscrew and open the bottle. You fumble in the kitchen cupboard for a clean glass to pour that wine into, but which one do you choose? Understanding wine glass types can affect your wine enjoyment. In addition, the style of glass can impact how you perceive the aroma, color, and flavor of […]