Tastemakers Guide to Wine

Posted May 26, 2012 by urbanWOM in Guides
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Tastemakers Guide to Wine

How’s your wine game?  Are you sipping on vintage blends or getting by with the two buck chuck?   For all our tastemakers, here’s the guide to wine selection and pairing.

[pull_quote]Experiencing wine is all about your senses; we experience wine through sight, smell, and taste.[/pull_quote]




Selecting the right wine can be a challenge from understanding your palette cravings to connecting those cravings to a wine that embodies those notes and lets not even talk about pairings.

The Art of Wine

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Wine like Art, can be appreciated and interpreted differently amongst people. However, when selecting a wine, refer to professional ratings and reviews from Wine Spectator or Wine Enthusiast and try to stay above 90 score. You don’t want to purchase a $50 bottle of wine that is rated lower than a $10 bottle of wine.

Side note: Wine Spectator editors review more than 15000 wines each year in blind tastings, assigning scores on a 100-point scale



Celebrities Wineries

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[text_box title="" icon=""]Jay-Z isn’t the only celebrity getting royalties from the wine industry, Lil John has his own winery, Little Jonathan Wineries.   Real Housewives of Atlanta Nene Leekes and Cynthia Bailey are releasing two Moscato lines and not jointly, its just a coincidence because Moscato is very popular.  Nelly’s St Lunatics have another Moscato named “Freaky Muscato”..um ok, can’t help but think the St Ives of Wine *”at yo neighborhood liquor sto.” But you can’t judge a wine on the design of a bottle or even its name.[/text_box]

Top Wine Apps for the iPhone & Droid

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  • The Wine Ratings Guide One million wine ratings at your finger tips.  This app provides flavor profiles, pairing suggestions, room to add your own ratings and the ability to view customized lists from other users. $3.99 on iPhone & Android.
  • The Wine Coach Laurie Forster,  who is one of the country’s leading wine experts mission is to demystify wine one glass at a time! Free on Android & iPhone.
  • Selecting a Wine for Dummies If you’re a connoisseur, Selecting a Wine For Dummies will get you up to speed on the latest in wines and show you how to take your hobby to the next level. If you’re new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you’ve been missing and show you how to get started. Free on iPhone.

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The Collection says…

I’m big on buying vintage champagne.  Favorite: Dom Perignon 2002, Andy Warhol limited edition.


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