All true wine lovers dream of having their own wine cellar; it’s only natural. Although wine cellars don’t come cheap, it could make sense to invest in one for your home. There always seems to be a way to do those things that mean the…
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If you have a wine cellar cooling unit in your wine cellar that’s made by a leading manufacturer such as Wine Guardian, CellarCOOL, or Koolspace, you can be confident that your wine is in a safe environment. Every cooling unit has a lifespan, however. There…
What would it be like to live like Royalty in 2018? When it comes to drinking wine, we can do as the British Royals do, since some of their choices have been publicized through the years. It’s always good to adopt new habits at the dawn of a fresh beginning. Why not make a habit of drinking like royals in the New Year? As all oenophiles know, life is better with wine. And the wine itself is better when it has been stored in the perfect environment provided by a custom wine cellar with a wine cooling unit by Breezaire, Wine Guardian, Cellar Pro, or another top wine refrigeration manufacturer.
The Queen’s Wine Habits
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom reportedly has daily habits which include drinking wine several times of the day. She famously enjoys Dubonnet, a fortified wine, with gin just before lunch daily. She garnishes the cocktail with a lemon slice. Dubonnet is a sweet fortified wine produced in France. The alcohol content is 15%. The Queen is onto something because serving Dubonnet with gin is the oft-preferred method. Her Majesty also reportedly drinks wine with lunch and one or two glasses of champagne each evening; the vintages haven’t been named, which may mean that she drinks a variety of wine and bubbly at dinnertime.
Drinking like the Queen of England won’t fit every lifestyle, considering that by UK government standards, she qualifies as a binge drinker. Being sober is a requirement for anyone with a job they’d like to keep.
The recipe for gin and Dubonnet is 1 part gin and 2 parts Dubonnet with the optional lemon or orange garnish. Stir and pour over a generous portion of ice in your cocktail glass.
How a Future Princess Celebrates Her Wedding
The night before Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge, she enjoyed a meal at the Goring Hotel in the Belgravia district of London. The wine she chose to drink with her salmon and steak Chateaubriand was Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2009, which was available at that time for about $50 per bottle. Quite unpretentious for a future royal.
Drink like the Royals!
Probably the best way to drink like the royals is to keep a supply of your favorite wines and champagnes in your custom wine cellar. With the temperature and humidity kept within the perfect range for wine storage by a top wine cooling unit from a manufacturer such as Breezaire, Wine Guardian, or Cellar Pro, every bottle of wine should be jolly good.
I have a couple of friends who told me they “don’t like wine” but claim to be “foodies.” I don’t believe in double negatives, so I conducted an experiment. I invited them over with the only stipulation being they leave the bottle of vodka at home.…
Properly serving wine is important to any wine connoisseur. No educational degrees are required to earn this title, but a certain level of wine knowledge is necessary. An essential area of expertise that a wine connoisseur should possess is using the best glass for the…
Wine clubs are ideal for adventurous wine consumption. Wine club members enjoy various benefits, depending on the club and the plan chosen. Since membership can be remote, geography is usually no hindrance to joining the club that gives you access to the wines you really want to stock your wine cellar with. Among the benefits of a wine club is that it helps you keep your wine collection well-stocked at discounted prices. Of course, a reliable wine cooling unit is needed. Manufacturers that provide just the atmosphere needed to protect your wine collection include WhisperKool, Wine Guardian, Cellar Pro, and CellarCool.
Benefits of Joining a Local Wine Club
If you are a fan of the offerings of a vineyard near you, joining the wine club at that winery may offer a good number of additional perks. As wine clubs go, however, you can’t be certain about what you’re signing up for until you read the fine print. There is no uniform set of expectations that you can look to when joining a wine club. A bit of comparison work may be needed to determine which local winery club to sign onto.
A terrific benefit is that local wineries often sell amazing wine that isn’t available at your neighborhood grocery store. Another advantage is that it cuts costs to pick up your wine locally, as opposed to paying the cost of shipping.
A Top Consideration When Choosing a Wine Club
If your wine preferences run along certain narrow lines, your best guideline for choosing a wine club is to make sure the club specializes in varieties of your preferred tastes. You can, for instance, choose a wine club that focuses on aged Cabernet Sauvignon. Obviously, storage conditions come more into play when your wine storage is for aging. At Rosehill Wine Cellars, we specialize in building custom wine cellars, but we are also glad to spread the word about manufacturers that provide reliable wine cooling units, including Wine Guardian, Cellar Pro, CellarCool, and WhisperKool.
If you prefer wines meant to be served and enjoyed without further aging needed, it’s still helpful to at least have an under-the-counter wine fridge. The conditions in a regular refrigerator fail to provide the atmosphere in which wine can maintain maximum quality and taste.
Wine Clubs, to Name a Few
The following are a few suggestions among the many popular wine clubs you might choose to join:
- Club W focuses on value and sends wine curated to suit your specific tastes, as determined from a palate profile survey. Added features members appreciate include the ability to skip or cancel shipments and return wine, no questions asked.
- The International Wine of the Month Club sends out wines chosen by a panel of 30 experts, and the wine is always accompanied by cellar notes, which include such details as the wine’s history and suggestions for food pairings.
- Lot 18 is perfect for collectors seeking to stock their wine cellars. The club offers specials every day on premium wines.
Why not up your wine consumption by joining a wine club? As long as you’ve got the needed wine cooling unit to ensure optimal storage, you’re set, whether it’s from WhisperKool, Wine Guardian, Cellar Pro, or CellarCool.