Your Inner Sommelier

Hello and Happy National Wine Day!

Now I love me a made up holiday that's for sure. And you know I won't ignore this one! I wouldn’t be me if I did. As I was thinking about a wine post to do I was thinking about the things I learned about wine and how it would be helpful to those who might not know. Here are three things to know about when drinking your favorite glass of vino.

Check out those legs.

On your wine that is. When you swirl your wine two things happen. First it releases the aromas of the wine so you can better taste it. Second, you can see wine drip down the sides of the glass those are called the legs. The longer they take to fall the better the wine is.  

Smell your wine

but did yo know when you do this your mouth should be open? Try it. Smell it once with your mouth closed and again with it open. Huge difference.  

Get specific

My last tip is to zone in on one region you really like. For myself and MK we really love Spanish and Argentina wines. But out favorite is Rioja wines. So after you find your wine, see what pairs well with it so you always know what to order with it when you’re at a restarunt. Lucky for me tapas goes perfect with this wine. Think Cantaloupe and Prosciutto combo or a Fig Crostini. Yes please!


I hope your Memorial Day weekend is jam packed full of fun and vino!