Pairing Wines and Meat

Pairing Wines and Meat

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CorkExclusive Wines perfect for Halloween.

CorkExclusive Wines perfect for Halloween.

The weather is turning… leaves are changing if not already falling… and soon ghosts, goblins, witches, and probably a Pokémon or two will be arriving at your door, arms stretched out repeating those same words “trick or treat.” And as you stock up on candy, don’t forget to stock up that wine cabinet with some adult treats of your own. While I’d be going out on a limb to suggest pairing wine with candy (those candy corns being the toughest), here are some selections from CorkExclusive just right for the spookiest night of the year. ...



Spirits… when to mix, and when to sip.

Spirits… when to mix, and when to sip.

The history of spirits, or fermented beverages at least, might be as old and mankind itself. And for centuries the mixing of either wine or a distilled product with fruit juices and the like have gone hand in hand. And who invented the cocktail… who invented which particular cocktail… even who named it a ‘cocktail’ is up for debate, and might never be entirely solved. But as craft spirits have exploded in popularity recently, should be we drinking them neat… or is it okay to mix?...



White wine varietal comparison, Part 2

White wine varietal comparison, Part 2

For the adventurous wine drinker, finding new varietals to try is an ongoing task. So continuing on from our last look at some of the more common white wine varietals… today let’s take a look at some that are known for their amazing aromatics… and pair easily with a variety of different foods....



 Wine Tasting 101 – Part 1

Wine Tasting 101 – Part 1

If you’ve been to any kind of wine tasting there will be one in every crowd; the person who takes their time and acts as if a magic Jeannie is going to jump out of the glass. But what is it exactly that the pro...



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