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Simple Reasons Why Wine Bottles Have a Dent in the Bottom

Pick up your latest wine purchase and examine the bottle. Besides a long, elegant neck, a screw-capped or corked top, and an eye-catching label, what else do you spot? Hint: check the bottom of your bottle. If you answered a “dimple,” then you just singled out one of the most mysterious features of the wine …

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Should Wine Glasses be Chilled or Not? (Facts & Cautions)

Behind closed doors, we all have our unique preferences for the ideal temperature of wine including whether or not to chill the glass. But when it’s time to throw on your best face and serve up an elegant evening for your friends, you probably would like to know the rules when it comes to chilling …

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4 Crucial Factors that Determine Good Wine (be like a PRO)

There are many crucial factors that determine good wine. For example, high-quality wines will express intense flavors and a lingering finish, with flavors lasting after you’ve swallowed the wine. Flavors that disappear immediately can indicate that your wine is of moderate quality at best. The better the wine, the longer the flavor finish will last …

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7 Main Factors That Makes Wine a Fine Wine (with 9 Examples)

Over the years I have had the opportunity to taste some really superb wines as well as a few that fell somewhat short of what their reputation promised. When it comes to the world of fine wine there are certainly key factors, not only in the sense of collectors’ value but also in the way …

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These 19 Wines Should Be Served Cold & Here’s Why

Ever since I first started wine tasting I have always heard people saying that Champagne, white wine, and rosé should all be served cold. The question for me was how cold? Some of my white wines seemed to lose flavor after a week or more in the kitchen refrigerator. Plus, what was the reason why …

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Explained: 2 Reasons Why Some Wine Bottles in Plastic Wrap

Wine collectors and traders commonly wrap their high-end bottles with plastic wraps, such as Saran Wrap, etc., to protect the labels from scrapes and scuff marks that could significantly reduce their resale value.  In my opinion, there isn’t a downside to wrapping bottles in clear plastic or keeping them wrapped long-term. The Saran Wrap is …

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2 Reasons Why My Wine Fridge Is Ice Up (+ How to Fix It)

Are you a wine lover? Well, keeping an open wine for a long time can be challenging if you don’t have a wine fridge. A wine cooler can improve the lifespan of an open wine bottle.  A wine fridge is not just for wine lovers, though. They have many other benefits that you might not …

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Why Are White Wines in Clear Bottles (Simple Explanation)

You may notice that white wine is sometimes contained in darker-colored bottles. This is because it is better for the wine to limit its exposure to light – especially sunlight. However, if a wine company chooses to display the nuances of their wine’s color in clear glass, then they may face a challenge with consumers. …

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Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine: Differences You Should Know

Many people do not know the answer to this question: What is the difference between Sparkling Wine and Champagne? Is there any difference between them at all? Sparkling wine can only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France which is located just outside of Paris. Furthermore, Champagne can only be …

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Estimated Costs to Repair Wine Fridge: Most Common Problems

Wine coolers are one of the best inventions for suburban wine collectors and restaurants that do not have the luxury of an underground wine cellar. However, not every wine cooler is good quality and can stop working at any moment. Some common problems can cause the need for repairs. The estimated cost to repair a …

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