More and more transactions are happening online, and buying wine is no different. Every year more and more purchases are made online. What happens once you pay for your wine? It has to be shipped to you, and this is where wine is unlike any other online purchase. Most people don’t think about how the… Continue reading How To Have Wine Delivered (What You Need To Know Before Shipping Your Wine)
Friends have asked me how should they let wine breathe if they don’t have a decanter. And when they ask this I beam with pride because it means they are learning. This is a good question to ask. You definitely don’t need a decanter to let wine breathe. Most of the time, I do not… Continue reading How To Let Wine Breathe Without A Decanter?
There is a lot of bad information about red wine and serving temperatures out there. You may have heard the classic and very accurate saying, “Most people serve white wine too cold, and red wine too warm.” This is true. Today we are focusing on the second part of the saying about serving red wine… Continue reading Should Red Wine Be Chilled In The Fridge?
How long can you store a bottle of wine before it goes bad? The correct answer? It depends. If you leave a winery in Napa Valley in the summertime and it’s a beautiful day and about 95 degrees, and you’re feeling good of tasting several wines in the tasting room, and you make the classic… Continue reading How Long Can Wine Age Before it Goes Bad?
Want to know what the best wine opener in the world is? It is a regular wine opener pictured above that nearly every wine drinker has seen BUT there is one important distinction. Do you know what that is? It is the double hinge on the part that levers against the top of the wine… Continue reading The Best Wine Opener In The World (No Bullshit)
How does a redneck from the South become ingrained in the fine wine business in Napa Valley? In 2003 I moved out to Lake Tahoe to pursue my dream, to ski big mountains in Lake Tahoe. I grew up in Florida and North Carolina and at that time Lake Tahoe was the furthest west I… Continue reading How I Got Introduced to Wine
What’s up y’all? Thank you for stopping by Viola Wines. This is my second attempt at building a wine website. My first one was back in 2009 and I think that was a Blogspot website. I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew wine and wanted to write about it, so I… Continue reading Starting My Wine Blog