Archive for May, 2013
The 7 Wine Regions of my Home!

I believe wine should be fun and not always taken so seriously. So to make my wine consumption a little more exciting and adventurous, I created my very own little wine tour which I call the 7 Wine Regions of my home. Like so many of us out there who enjoy our wine, I don’t always have the luxury of being able to travel to far away destinations to more...

What to get Dad for Father's Day!

1. What is a MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE? A great and unique way to give Dad a Winexpert gift certificate! My wife Pirjo’s idea really, is a Winexpert Gift Certificate rolled up like a scroll with a ribbon tied to it for easy removal and placed inside a wine bottle with a custom label including your personal message. Then topped off with your choice of more...

What is ‘Bottle Shock’?

‘Bottle shock’ or ‘bottle sickness’ is simply a stressing or unbalancing of the wine usually caused by putting the wine in bottles or vigorous movement of aged wine. It can occur while bottling where there is agitation and air or after travelling where the wine is shaken inside the bottle. It is often recognized by flat or muted flavours and more...