Blog Posts - Buying Wine



Three Tips to Finding the Perfect Wine

Seeking the perfect wine? Try these tips from the American Sommelier Association. A great wine can make the perfect addition to a festive party or a quiet dinner at home. However, with so many varietals and vintages available, walking into a store to...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Dec 9, 2011

Tips on Buying Wine in Restaurants

Most restaurants have far fewer wines to choose from than any wine store or supermarket, but that doesn't mean it's easier to make a decision, especially if you're choosing for people eating different things. Even if matching the food isn't a problem...

Tips on Buying Wine in Restaurants

Most restaurants have far fewer wines to choose from than any wine store or supermarket, but that doesn't mean it's easier to make a decision, especially if you're choosing for people eating different things. Even if matching the food isn't a problem...

Irregularities on the World Wine Stage

Curtis Marsh examines the prejudices and misconceptions that distort wine opinion around the world, and how these attitudes are influencing consumers in Asia.... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 15, 2010

Careful with That Wine Bottle

One barrel of wine, it has been said, can work more miracles than a church full of saints. But not if it’s been left... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 14, 2010

Acker Merrall & Condit Incredible Champagne Collection!

This incredible Champagne collection spans more than three decades and includes well over a hundred of the best bubblies produced between 1979 and 2002.... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 13, 2010

A Watershed Development for the Wine Consumer & Wine World

Throughout 6500 years of winemaking evolution, the constant issue of keeping wine from deteriorating and bacterial spoilage has been a conundrum. Ironically the solution to this... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 9, 2010

Artisan Wine

Many colleagues today bemoan that we are losing our true winemaking artisans to a kind of oenological ‘industrial revolution’, where wines are made in labs, by... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 9, 2010

A World Of Sauvignon Blanc

No longer delimited to the Loire Valley, France or Marlborough, New Zealand, almost the entire wine-world is now producing Sauvignon Blanc and the whole world is... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 9, 2010

Bordeaux En Primeur

Red Bordeaux en primeur 2007, an underappreciated, early drinking, mid-term cellaring vintage for devotees, not investors. En Primeur or wine futures has its logic, after all we are... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 8, 2010

Wine is a Perishable Product

When buying wine in Asia, the first question you should be asking your merchant is: How do you transport and store your wine? Many consumers are unaware that... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 6, 2010

Favourite Wine Shop

The Wandering Palate’s UK correspondent, Alistair Scott considers the gratifyingly tangible aspects of a good old fashion,, family-run local wine merchant. So, what makes a great wine shop…or... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 5, 2010

Sweet, but not just, Dessert Wine

The noble sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac in Bordeaux, France are not only underappreciated for their extraordinary complexity but are also misunderstood as being less than versatile!... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 5, 2010

Days of Wine and Spices

The Wandering Palate Cambodia correspondent, Darren Gall, puts out the fire of spice in his mouth with the requisite wines. “The year was 1968. We were on recon... read more...
by The Wandering Palate on Sep 3, 2010


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