Beer Basics

Beer Basics

Beer isn’t considered the classiest drink, but I have to admit after a round of golf on a warm day, it is hard to beat.  You can’t go frat party crazy when doing business golf or at an event, but many times, I’ll have a beer in place of a cocktail.  It’s a...
The Seven Noble Grapes

The Seven Noble Grapes

The most basic wine knowledge involves an understanding of a very limited set of what are called Noble Grapes or International Varietals. These are the grapes that make the dominant proportion of fine wines around the world.  This is partially because these...
What Do You Do When the Host Hands You the Wine List?

What Do You Do When the Host Hands You the Wine List?

One of the more uncomfortable situations is when you are at a dinner and the host hands you the wine list and asks you to pick.  This usually happens when you are the guest of honor, and even more complex, when in a foreign country.  This is fraught with...
What’s Better, Screw Cap or Cork?

What’s Better, Screw Cap or Cork?

It’s a question as old as screw caps (corks have been around a while).  And the simple answer is – it depends.  Let’s dig into the differences because despite some technical issues, so wines are just better in one or the other.  Ultimately, it’s a...