When you go to choose a bottle of wine, in most cases you will have a huge selection. You may even have many hundreds of bottles of wine to choose from. It’s extremely helpful to know about appellation credentials, if you are trying to choose …
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Visiting wineries in summer is a popular activity, and it’s perfect for wine lovers. Some planning and knowledge about etiquette will help to ensure that you have a great experience at a wine tasting. The top three tips for summer wine tours are, basically: Have a designated driver, be careful not to become a drunk taster, and bring along something to store wine purchases in so that the wine doesn’t spoil on the way home. Rosehill Wine Cellars loves providing the perfect place for storing wine, from custom wine cellars to wine cabinets to wine fridges. Visiting wineries is a lot of fun and a great way to grow your wine collection.
Quick tips for a successful wine tour
Equipping yourself with knowledge, including about proper etiquette, will help you relax and feel more comfortable on wine tours. The following are a few more helpful tips:
- You don’t want to arrive at a winery only to discover that all tours are booked. In summer, this is a good possibility. Book your wine tours in advance.
- On summer weekends, be sure to go early. One of the most enjoyable aspects of a wine tour is chatting with owners, winemakers, and the people behind the bar. Once things get too crowded, there are fewer opportunities for conversation.
- If getting up close and personal with wine makers is one of your primary goals, choose smaller vineyards to visit. Larger places have a completely different feel, including a lot more extra hired help on staff and more merchandise for sale, such as t-shirts and other souvenirs.
- Always be polite and show respect, no matter the size of the winery. In smaller wineries, you could be visiting part of the owner’s home.
- Be adventurous. Try different, unfamiliar kinds of wine.
- Be ready with an answer to the question, “What is your favorite kind of wine?”
- Ask where the grapes were grown, unless you see “estate bottled” on the bottles.
- Don’t feel pressured to buy large quantities of wine.
- A wine tour is fine for the whole family. Many wineries include activities for families and grape juice tastings for the kids.
- Keep in mind that some wineries will ship wine to you, which will eliminate the need for careful storage and transport for the remainder of your trip.
- Don’t be shy about asking questions. Do research about wine making before going and ask about things you’re curious about. Avoid, however, appearing to be showing off your wine knowledge.
Book your summer wine tour today!
If you enjoy wine, a wine tour is the perfect summer activity. Connecting with the place where it all happens is fun for wine lovers. Most people bring home a few bottles of wine from a tour. Rosehill Wine Cellars has you covered, as far as transporting your wine and storing it long-term in your own custom wine cellar, wine cabinets, or wine fridge.
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St. Patrick’s Day is on the anniversary of the day the “Apostle of Ireland” died, March 17. St. Patrick was a 5th Century missionary who is believed to have introduced Christianity to Ireland. He taught about the Holy Trinity using a common clover, which has three leaves. And, of course, drinking green beer is one of the most prominent of St. Patrick’s Day traditions. Another way to celebrate is to pair wine with popular Irish dishes. The type of wine you pull from your wine cellar or wine fridge can be a perfect match for Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage. As long as your wine has been properly stored, your taste buds are in for a lucky pairing.
Irish Stew Wine Pairings
Traditional Irish Stew contains a healthy amount of beer, such as Guinness Stout. It also has ingredients such as boneless roast beef and Worcestershire sauce. The rich flavors in Irish Stew are enhanced when paired with certain types of wine. Recommendations of wine pairings with Irish Stew include the following.
Tanis Cabernet Franc is a high priced wine for the region, and it is an ideal pairing with Irish Stew. Tasting notes have mentions of tobacco, dark spice, and herbaceous accents as well as vegetal characteristics.
Cuda Ridge Merlot is an “easy drinking” wine. Merlot grapes are somewhat large in relation to the thickness of skins and their pips, which is where tannins come from.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Wine Pairings
Corned Beef and Cabbage has obvious ingredients and is an absolute Irish classic. Pair an ideal wine with this dish, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. A Pinot Noir or a Chardonnay will do perfectly.
Pinot Noir has medium low tannin and medium high acidity. You can store Pinot Noir in your wine cellar or wine cabinet for 2 to 8 years, depending on which style you have chosen. Tasting notes show that fruits in this wine include cranberry, cherry, and raspberry. Other flavors include vanilla, clove, licorice, mushroom, wet leaves, and caramel. The taste of corned beef and cabbage is even better when enjoyed with a glass of Pinot Noir.
Chardonnay that is very ripe has tropical flavors, with fruits such as pineapple, mango, and guava. The flavors of lemon and green apple can be detected in a barely ripe Chardonnay. Select Chardonnay to go with corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day; of course, serve all to a group of close friends.
On St. Patrick’s Day and year around, the delights of pairing wine with the right foods is something to celebrate. For wine that can age to perfection, storage in your wine cellar or wine cabinet will ultimately make you feel as lucky as if you found an 4-leaf Irish clover.