Tag Archives: stainless steel and wine

The New Winter Favorite Sparkles in Stainless Steel

Cold weather calls for bold wines and, well, it is freezing out. With most of the Midwest under polar vortex house arrest, bold red wines should be flying off the shelf. But, there’s a new favorite winter wine in town, and it’s a close friend of stainless steel barrels. For years we’ve banished rosé to […] Read More »

Blended White Wines are Booming

As you browsed your favorite grocery store or wine retailer over the last year, you may have noticed more white Bordeaux and Italian whites. These blended white wines aren’t taking over, per se, Bordeaux whites still only represent about 9% of production, but their sales have been steadily climbing and winemakers have taken notice. Medium, […] Read More »

Oaking Beyond the Barrel

It’s no wonder that oak barrels have a long history in winemaking; oak emparts a rich flavor onto wines, a flavor that, for some palates, is synonymous with wine itself. However, since stainless steel wine barrels and other containers have risen in popularity, oaked wine hasn’t gone anywhere. That’s because there are plenty of ways […] Read More »

Cosmopolitan Gives a Crash Course in Wine

In an interview that is as entertaining as it is informational, Cosmopolitan Fitness and Health Editor Elizabeth Narins cops to a complete lack of wine knowledge. She turns to sommelier Victoria James for answers to unpack what “full-body” means, how geography affects grape flavors, and how to not look like an amateur when ordering wine […] Read More »