Wine Knowledge

As sommeliers, we’re often asked about food and wine matches, how to pick a wine, what’s the right wine to order, and what to do when the server brings the wine. That’s why we wrote Clueless about Wine – to provide answers for many of these questions, and many, many more.

So if you’ve ever wondered about these things, we’ve got the answers for you:

  • What to do when you’ve been handed the wine list? It can be intimidating but with a few principles under your belt, you’ll be reaching for the wine list every time. You will know which wines to pick, how to survive the tasting ritual, and even what to do with the cork.
  • Will I like that bottle of Spanish wine everyone is talking about? Everyone has a preferred wine style – that’s what you are more likely to buy – but most people don’t know what theirs is. In this section we will help you discover your wine style, and point you to new wines that you are sure to like – or at least have fun testing out!
  • Why some wines taste better with foods than others. Wine is meant to go with food, though not every food is wine-friendly. Check out these guidelines to help bring the most out of your wine and food experience, and find out which wines are most versatile – the sure bets on a wine list.

Stayed tuned as we submit answers to all these questions. If you’re looking for more, send us your questions.