Has Your Wine Gone Bad…or is it Your Palate?

Has Your Wine Gone Bad…or is it Your Palate?

Have you ever taken a sip of your favorite wine at the end of a long day, only to be disappointed by how it tastes? But wait – you just opened the bottle the night before, so perhaps it’s your taste buds that are the culprit? Or maybe you ordered a glass at a...
Ummm….what’s up with the eggs?

Ummm….what’s up with the eggs?

“Guest post by Reynold Family Winery” At Reynolds Family Winery (Napa, California) we’ve quietly worked egg-shaped concrete fermentation tanks into our regimine of stainless steel tanks, oak vats and plastic T-bins over the past several years. These UFOs (unidentified...
What’s in a Swirl?

What’s in a Swirl?

While it can appear pretentious to many, mastering the swirl is not just a way to impress your friends; the action of swirling wine in the glass is key to a tasting experience for several reasons. Swirling wine in the glass enables aeration – introducing oxygen...