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Tips for Storing Madeira Wine for 221 Years

Tips for Storing Madeira Wine for 221 Years

Multiple cases of 221-year-old Madeira wine were discovered last year behind a Prohibition-era walled-up section of Liberty Hall Museum, a former residence built in New Jersey in 1773. Although the Portugal press took great interest, since that’s where Madeira wine is from, the U.S. media 

What’s in a Wine Label? – Part 1

What’s in a Wine Label? – Part 1

In a custom wine cellar with presentation shelves, there are usually wine bottles that are especially appreciated for their labels. A wine label contains a lot of information. Some of the details provide critical insight on what’s inside the bottle. Other aspects of a wine 

A Toast to Summer Wine Tour Fun & Proper Etiquette!

A Toast to Summer Wine Tour Fun & Proper Etiquette!

Wine Cabinets from Rosehill
Bottles of wine for wine cabinet storage are the perfect souvenirs from wine tours.

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.

Wine Appearance:  Clarity and Viscosity

Wine Appearance: Clarity and Viscosity

As covered in “From Wine Cooler to Wine Color,” looking at wine is one of the ways to fully experience it. Knowing the expected color based on the type of wine, measuring opacity, and describing the particular hue of a wine are steps in visual 

Food and Wine Pairings for St. Patrick’s Day

Food and Wine Pairings for St. Patrick’s Day

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 

Toast St. Patrick’s Day with Your Favorite Wine

Toast St. Patrick’s Day with Your Favorite Wine

St patricks day wine
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making an Irish toast with your favorite wine.

While people across the nation reach for beer-filled mugs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, grab your favorite wine, instead. Since there are 10,000 clovers with three leaves for every 4-leaf clover, the luck of finding one with four leaves is rare. In the same way, your wine will be the special and rare alcoholic beverage for the biggest drinking day of the year. It’s important to get this right; be sure the wine you drink has been properly stored in wine storage built or sold by Rosehill Wine Cellars. A wine cooling unit by CellarPro, Breezaire, Koolspace, KoolR, ONAM, Wine Guardian, EuroCave, or another reputable manufacturer will help to ensure that your St Patrick’s Day wine is a winning pairing for a meal, Irish or otherwise.

What is St. Patrick’s Day Exactly?

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual tradition birthed in Boston, Massachusetts, that celebrates Irish culture. It is named after St. Patrick, a beloved patron saint of Ireland who lived in the 5th Century. St. Patty’s Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the day the saint died. The reason people get pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s day is to remind them that invisible leprechauns pinch anyone who fails to wear green, which supposedly makes you invisible to the fairy-like creatures.

On this auspicious day, Catholics are permitted to lay aside Lenten restrictions and consume food and alcohol to their heart’s content. It doesn’t have to be beer. If wine is the beverage that makes your inner lepraechaun happy, pull a bottle from your wine cellar or wine closet that is kept the right temperature with a wine cooling unit from CellarPro, Breezaire, Wine Guardian, or KoolR. Now, tap the glasses and enjoy! To share the tradition of beer-drinking, pour your wine in a beer mug and make an Irish toast.

An Irish Toast

Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with wine and an Irish toast. The following is one that is perfectly in keeping with the occasion:

“Saint Patrick was a gentleman,

Who through strategy and stealth,

Drove all the snakes from Ireland,

Here’s a toasting to his health.

But not too many toastings

Lest you lose yourself and then

Forget the good Saint Patrick

And see all those snakes again.”

Drink Green Wine!

Green wine isn’t exactly the color of a clover, but it is friendly to the environment. Drink a delicious wine that is sustainable, organic, or biodynamic. Nicolas Rossignol, Pascal Lambert, and Ridge Vineyards in California produce green wine perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

Any excuse for enjoying wine is a good one. The beer drinkers on St. Patrick’s Day actually have nothing on wine drinkers, since wine usually has significantly more alcohol. Wine is also a bit more finicky, since it needs to be stored in just the right environment. Make your St. Patrick’s Day drinking a celebration to remember by using a trusted wine cooling unit from CellarPro, Breezaire, Koolspace, KoolR, ONAM, Wine Guardian, EuroCave for storage.