Americans drink millions of gallons of wine every year. In fact, the act of wine drinking has become an art all its own. The history of American wine stretches back to 1629 when the first grapes were planted in what is now present day San Antonio, New Mexico. Today, there are now over 8,000 wineries in North America producing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of gallons of wine every year. But what led up to this point, and where did wine production begin in the U.S.? Continue reading
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The Idiot’s Guide to the History of French Wine
The French are well known for their fabulous food, extraordinary fashion, and of course their wine. The history of French wine is nothing to shake a fist at, and is far too extensive to include every detail in a single blog post. But, alas, in order to be a true wino you must know a bit about French wine and where it came from. Continue reading
What is the Difference between Red, White, Sparkling Wine?
If you are anything like me the thought of going to the giant-mega store to buy a wine was always overwhelming! The the good new is buying a good wine is not as hard as you may think. Here is a little cheat-sheet to help you figure out what you are going to buy on your way to that romantic evening or dinner party. Continue reading
Top 5 Reasons Why Box Wine is Cooler than You Think
Walking down the grocery store isle you might walk right past the boxed wines because you think that stuff is for the less sophisticated set. While the cardboard exteriors of boxed wines might be less sexy than the curvy bottles on the shelves next to them here are five reasons why you should consider grabbing the box! Continue reading
An Idiot’s guide to buying wine.
In this episode the Prepared Idiot takes you through how to tackle the giant grocery store isle of wine. As a novice wine drinker myself I always felt overwhelmed by the thought of buying a good wine or a bad wine. Have you ever wondered about the difference between an 80 dollar bottle of wine and a 3 dollar bottle of wine? Here are a few things to prepare you so that you won’t look like an Idiot the next time you buy a bottle of wine. Continue reading