Pinot Noir Food Pairings

Pinot Noir Food Pairings

Pinot Noir pairings, from chicken to pork, there are many strategies for pairing wine and food together. But an easy one to remember is congruent and contrasting. Congruent – pairing wine and foods that have similar qualitiesContrasting – pairing wine and...
Exercise Your Olfactory Muscles

Exercise Your Olfactory Muscles

When you eat or drink anything, your sense of smell is what helps your brain comprehend what you are tasting. Olfactory sensors in your nasal cavity paired with your taste buds work together to send flavor information to your brain when you eat and drink. Have you...
Final Step in Tasting | Drink & Think

Final Step in Tasting | Drink & Think

Alright. You’ve done all the hard work and have learned our wine tasting basics. Now it’s time for your reward. Drink your wine! Besides actually getting to enjoy the wine, (because, you know. That’s why we are here. To drink wine.) the act of sipping, swishing and...
Look Before You Drink

Look Before You Drink

Now that you have read the basics of wine tasting, let’s dig deeper into the four major steps. While Michael Scott may have it down when it comes to identifying wine, giving the wine a visual examination is the first step in tasting. Many wine experts will suggest...
How To Taste Wine | The Basics

How To Taste Wine | The Basics

Do you know the most important component to consider when wine tasting? Get ready… It’s YOU! That’s right. You. The drinker. Yes, there are techniques, etiquette, abilities, etc. that are involved in tasting a wine. But at the end of the day, YOU are all that matter....
Oregon Wine 101 | American Viticultural Areas

Oregon Wine 101 | American Viticultural Areas

Where a wine comes from matters, end of story. Every wine region imparts its own unique imprint on the wine it produces. To designate where different grapes are grown and where the wine is produced, countries have their own system of regional classifications. In...