As a Wine Lover This is Fake News But as a Scientist it Pisses Me Off

As a Wine Lover This is Fake News But as a Scientist it Pisses Me Off

This past week, I read an article about capsules on wine. Granted, the title caught my eye, and I clicked on the bait. After reading the article I was infuriated on different levels.  Study reveals capsules and foils prevent bacterial contamination Ever since I was young, I loved science. My very first science class taught…

Chardonnay – The Basics

Chardonnay – The Basics

Burgundian History Chardonnay’s birthplace is Burgundy, France. When the western half of the Roman Empire collapsed, Germanic people crossed the Rhine and established their dominancy at Worms in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The area is situated on the Upper Rhine about 60 km (40 mi) south-southwest of Frankfurt am Main. Worms is one of the oldest cities of northern Europe. Over the next…

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Rkatsiteli

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Rkatsiteli

What is Winephabet Street, you ask? Think of it as Sesame Street for Winelovers! It is a livestream/podcast/blogpost interactive discussion all about wine. Winephabet Street is a collaboration between Debbie Gioquindo, aka HVWineGoddess, and myself. We will be working our way through the alphabet discussing wine varieties and regions. So grab a glass and join…

More Burning Questions on Winephabet Street

More Burning Questions on Winephabet Street

Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Trio North Wildwood. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber…

Answering Wine Questions on Winephabet Street

Answering Wine Questions on Winephabet Street

Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Trio North Wildwood. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber…

Wine Wonderland: Exploring Some Wines In My Glass (March 2024)

Wine Wonderland: Exploring Some Wines In My Glass (March 2024)

It has been a while since I shared some of the exciting wines in my glass, so I thought it was time. These wines excited me enough to make me stop and take a moment to really think about the wine itself.  Trivento White Malbec Reserve 2022 Yes, you read that right; a white Malbec. …

Word of Mouth vs. Experts; Who Do You Trust?

Word of Mouth vs. Experts; Who Do You Trust?

I recently came across a conversation in the Wine Scholar Guild’s community section titled “Is it time to ditch wine scores?” The discussion was created by Justin Martindale, MW. He brought up the dialogue about wine score inflation.  This is not an old topic. In fact, back in 2013 Wine Spectator, James Laub wrote “Anyone who…

Petit Manseng on Winephabet Street

Petit Manseng on Winephabet Street

Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Trio North Wildwood. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber…

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Petit Manseng

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Petit Manseng

What is Winephabet Street, you ask? Think of it as Sesame Street for Winelovers! It is a livestream/podcast/blogpost interactive discussion all about wine.  Winephabet Street is a collaboration between Debbie Gioquindo, aka HVWineGoddess, and myself. We will be working our way through the alphabet discussing wine varieties and regions. So grab a glass and join…