Old World and New World Wines Smell Different

Old World and New World Wines Smell Different

If you hang around wine people, you’ll hear the phrases new world versus old world wines.  It seems like a simple phase but it has meaning for taste and other factors when you drink each of these wines. Larger scale wine production started with the Greeks and...
How to Smell Your Wine Like a Professional

How to Smell Your Wine Like a Professional

We’ve all seen it – wine connoisseurs swirling their wine, dipping their noses into the glass and taking a big whiff.  But, is this the right way?  How do the experts smell their wine? Glassware is the first thing that matters for the olfactory appreciation...
How Do You Tip on Wine?

How Do You Tip on Wine?

At some business dinners, the wine can make up over 50% of the total bill and that leaves the host to wonder, “how should I tip on the wine?”  Should I tip less on the wine and blend the overall tip, or should I tip the Sommelier separately?  This is...