France: A Green New Wine Country?

France has been in wine news recently which isn’t inherently exciting or unexpected, until you dig into the reason they’re making headlines: growers in Champagne, Provence and Burgundy have launched a new quest for more environmentally sustainable winemaking.  A noble cause, to be sure. To keep up with the demand of the market and the […] Read More »

Wine Storage: How To Tell if Your Wine Has Turned

Maybe you cracked open a fresh bottle of wine last week only to decide it better to save the rest of the bottle for later, maybe for Valentine’s Day, only now you aren’t too sure if that wine is still suitable to drink. Even if you followed all available advice for saving your bottle, before […] Read More »

Wine Storage: Storing Unopened Wine

Wine collections are a point of pride in many households. In other households, a bottle of wine doesn’t last two weeks without being consumed. But, for those looking to stock up, collect, age or just save a specific bottle for a special occasion (is a gloomy Chicago winter day in a pandemic a special occasion?) […] Read More »

Wine Storage: If You Must Re-Cork

Re-cork or not to re-cork? That is the question. Well, no, the question is probably usually “Should I really finish this bottle of wine?” We aren’t here to tell you no or to judge you should you opt to polish off the bottle instead of saving it for another day. But, if you resolved to […] Read More »