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Wine is the New Golf

Published on April 24, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Think of group wine tastings as the new golf outing. It requires no prior experience, is a team sport, and the price is right!

Waiter, there is someone drinking my wine!

Published on April 6, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The role of a sommelier has changed over the decades. Some still taste test your wine before pouring it for you. Is this necessary?

Wine Decanting: What’s the Deal?

Published on February 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

There are two main reasons to decant wine. One is to remove the sediment, which is more often found in wines with ten or more years of bottle age and vintage ports. The other is to soften young tannic wines through aeration.

Fall in Love with Loire Valley Wines

Published on February 3, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The Loire Valley is in northwestern France— a cool climate growing area that produces wines known for their crisp acidity, which makes them exceptionally food-friendly. The Loire produces a diverse range of wines that includes sparkling, white, rose, red and luscious dessert wines.

Introducing Austrian wines

Published on December 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Vibrant, fun-loving, interesting, and great to eat with—this is a great description of the wonderful people I met in Austria last January. But it also describes their wines. Austria might not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of fine wine, but it could be. The combination of Austria’s long history more »

Great wine & food

Published on November 14, 2010 By Susan Tolles

The older I get, the more I appreciate good food and wine, especially when shared with great friends. I love to go to wine tastings and learn all about food & wine pairings. It’s amazing what a difference the right pairing can make in your dinner. My husband and I attended a wine and food more »