1. Give the gift of wine knowledge!
If you know someone who wants to know more about wine, this book is a great place to start.
Len’s book is largely a compilation of and expounding on some of his over ten years of articles as a wine columnist and television personality.
In plain language, Len covers the basics for those who desire to know more about wine, but also provides some great refreshers for those of us in the wine business.
It’s well-organized into six chapters with 50 articles answering common wine questions, six appendices with easy-to-read wine facts, and a glossary of common wine terms.
2. Preserve wine with a Repour Wine Saver!
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WINE PRESERVER ON THE MARKET: Inside each Repour wine stopper is an FDA approved (non toxic) oxygen-absorbing material that removes 100% of the oxygen from the air in the bottle above the wine, and from the wine itself
3. Drink Diaries Sticker based, on-bottle notes system
Notes Diaries: These stickers are the perfect place to discretely store your personal notes. Did you try it for the first time on a night out with your best friend? Is it a mixer in a recipe you don’t want to forget? Is it just the perfect amount of sweetness for drinking on the porch on a cool summer day? Store it here!
Purchase Diaries: Have you ever finished a bottle of wine or liquor you’ve been saving only to forget where you got it? How about when you’re looking for a nice bottle to impress an important contact, and accidentally grab the inexpensive bottle you bought to enjoy on a casual night in. The Purchase Diary lets you record the date, price, and location so you never forget your buying details!
Styles Sheets: Style Sheets allow you to glance at a bottle and immediately know if it’s something that should be consumed or saved. They help you avoid that awkward situation where you or a guest accidentally grab that bottle you were saving for a special occasion after a few drinks.
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Fact 2015 California Chardonnay has light aromas of citrus such as grapefruit and lemon. Toward the middle and through the finish, aromas of crème brulée, almond and dry hay come forward. The nutty characters of almond and chestnut present in the finish is a classic sign of maturity in Chardonnay. Very well-balanced, this 2015 Chardonnay is powerful, dry, straightforward and intense.
Pair this wine with dishes such as grilled fish, crab cakes, scallops or chicken salad. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Crab Cake Egg Stacks.
Joy Cellars 2016 Tempranillo was grown in Paso Robles, along the Pacific Coast of California. This Tempranillo displays some maturity and dark fruit like cherry, boysenberry and blueberry. Later some tobacco, licorice and prune aromas come forward. There is a hint of smokiness in the nose and in the mouth. This wine has a fruity, round attack that emerges shortly after a lot of powerful and lush tannins. The body might be perceived as mildly intense. The aromas and flavors are very compact within the wine but provide an explosive expression.
Pair this wine with dishes like meat lasagna, pork chops, beef stew or meatloaf. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup.