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Jan 18, 2020

Understanding the white wine types people love

Last Thursday, I pulled out one of my favorite white wine types, a bottle of Chardonnay sur lie, for my friends coming for dinner. I like this wine because it has a creamy mouthfeel, subtle nutty, and caramel aromas without being overly oaky.

As you discovered last week, we all learn to like wine in our unique ways. The Chardonnay type I love might not be your favorite wine.

Research has shown that when specific flavors are present in a wine, they drive up or down how much you like a particular wine. Have you figured out yet what your favorite aromas are in white wine?

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Jan 10, 2020

Five essential ingredients to become a wine lover

Do you remember the first time you tasted wine?

Were you a wine lover at the very first sip? Honestly, did you fall in love immediately? If you did fantastic, but most of us had to develop our palate to start enjoying wine.

If you think about it, wine should not please our senses, and the first sip should make us grimace. That’s true: wine alcohol irritates your mouth, its tannins dry your mouth, it smells kerosene or cigar box. And sometimes they taste like rosebuds. Are all these sensations really appetizing?

So how do we suddenly start liking wine? Well, this transformation is not sudden and takes time. It’s a learning process that I dissect for you in this new article.

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Dec 19, 2019

Living the simple Champagne lifestyle

You probably have noticed. Every year, media releases tons of information on how to indulge in a Champagne lifestyle over the holidays.

Since this is the time of the year, I give you in this new article a few practical tips and more on how to live a Champagne lifestyle, the simple way.

I know, a champagne lifestyle is synonym of luxury living. You might think of living over your means. Well, this is not my case. Champagne has always been part of my lifestyle, but in a very simple way.

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Dec 19, 2019

Living the simple Champagne lifestyle

You probably have noticed. Every year, media releases tons of information on how to indulge in a Champagne lifestyle over the holidays.

Since this is the time of the year, I give you in this new article a few practical tips and more on how to live a Champagne lifestyle, the simple way.

I know, a champagne lifestyle is synonym of luxury living. You might think of living over your means. Well, this is not my case. Champagne has always been part of my lifestyle, but in a very simple way.

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Dec 12, 2019

Two Wine Tasting Wheels to Describe Mouthfeel of Red and White Wines

One of the fun parts of wine tasting is to share our experiences with others. A wine tasting wheel, such as the Wine Aroma Wheel, is a great tool to get started. But what about mouthfeel? I shared with you before why it is more challenging to describe wine mouthfeel than to describe aroma.


Is there a tool that could help you recognize the nuances of the different feelings when wine tasting?

In this new article, you will get I am sure an appreciation of what it takes to build a wine tasting wheel. AND You will get TWO BONUSES. Learn more below.

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Dec 06, 2019

Why an efficient palate cleanser is must have in your wine tasting kit

The holiday season is here, with the promise of delicious foods and delicious wines.You might also have more time to experiment with new wines and maybe host or attend a wine tasting session. One of the most overlooked element of proper wine tasting set up is the choice of an efficient palate cleanser.

Choosing an efficient palate cleanser is a critical component of setting up a wine tasting session. Learn why.

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Nov 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving + Black Friday Special

I am thankful that you allow me to share my passion for wine and education with you, and especially for the positive feedback you send me. THANK YOU.


You may wonder, does she offer anything special for Black Friday?


Yes, I do.

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Nov 22, 2019

Did you know that keeping wine tasting notes was a good habit to adopt?

This is especially true if you are a wine student or a wine professional in training. 

There are several good reasons and I review them in the article I just revised.

For example, by keeping organized and thorough tasting notes:
*You will develop a consistent vocabulary to describe aroma, taste, and mouthfeel sensations.

* You will learn to associate specific wine descriptors with individual wine styles

* You will start building mental records of wines you like or prefer to avoid.

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Nov 17, 2019

Why is it so Hard to Find the Right Words to Describe Wine?

Have you been in situations where you were short on words on how to describe a wine? 
Let me tell you why it is so difficult to describe what you perceive and how easy it is to practice to improve your wine vocabulary.


Finding the right wine tasting terms is challenging for most of us, especially when you try to describe aromas and flavors. However, I am here to help you, and I prepared this article to explain:
* why It is normal to lack words when you start your wine tasting journey and 
* how you can become better at it.

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Nov 08, 2019

Wine color: Enjoyable or deceptive?

Wine color is an important characteristic that can inform you of the wine before you even smell it. The pertinent information is on the grape type (red or white); the less obvious would be the wine age, or the climatic conditions for grape growing, or the winemaking style.

That is why experienced wine tasters like to examine wine appearance and wine color in particular at the beginning of every tasting.

That is also why I find this way of tasting inappropriate because experienced tasters eventually evaluate wine with their minds and not their senses.

Evaluating wine color first can trigger several biases, especially the halo effect and logical errors, as I covered in a different article.

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