Virtual Tastings


3 Myths About Merlot and the Movie Sideways

Quick! Recite a quote from the movie Sideways about Merlot. Good job if your quote was, “I’m not drinking any f*cking Merlot!” Here’s 3 things you might not know about that infamous statement by Miles: Merlot was Miles’ ex-wife’s favorite wine – The movie doesn’t give context to why Miles so emphatically rejected the idea of drinking Merlot. It wasn’t…

10 Things you didn't know about Merlot

10 Things You Don’t Know About Merlot

My wine friend, Monique Soltani over at Wine Oh TV had a chance to sit down with well known wine personalities to discuss the Merlot grape in anticipation for October’s #MerlotMe celebration. Since the movie, Sideways came out nearly ten years ago, the Merlot grape has taken a beating and it’s time to starting giving the grape some love:

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Introducing Mobile Wine Purchasing

Mobile commerce is the future, and the future is here. Soon we will all be paying for things using our smartphones—from coffee at Starbucks to oil changes to designer jeans and yes, wine. In the past #CabernetDay has offered wine lovers a chance to connect with winemakers and wineries using social media. This year they can take it a step…


Hangout on #CabernetDay with Google+

Depending on they day, Google+ is either a ghost town or the greatest thing to happen to the internet. Today (and Thursday, August 30th), it’s the greatest thing to hit the internet. That’s because the global celebration of wine known as #CabernetDay makes its second appearance on the site. Last year we tried some G+ hangouts in an effort to…


HOW to Join in on #CabernetDay August 30th

The third annual global celebration of Cabernet known as #CabernetDay is upon us. Once again it’ll be on the Thursday before Labor Day in the U.S. (August 30th). This is the unofficial kickoff to the holiday buying season for the wine industry. As summer turns to fall, temperatures cool down and we start eating heartier foods—the kind of foods that go…


12 Things You May Not Know About Wine

Here’s 12 interesting facts about wine you may not have known. I came across some of these nuggets in the past online, but was recently trying to figure out how many fluid ounces there were in a bottle of wine. Hope you find them helpful. This post originated from Stacy Slinkard‘s post on How much wine is in a…

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Wine Lovers Celebrate the Chardonnay Grape May 24th on #ChardDay

Hello wine loving friends. Wouldn’t you know it — the third annual Chardonnay day is fast approaching. In the world of social media three years is like dog years. It’s hard to believe varietal days like #ChardDay have been around for this long already. To stay up to date   Tasting wine and tweeting about it has been around since the #TasteLive…


The Sparkling Wines of Languedoc

[half]Any readers of this blog or Twitter followers know my weakness is Champagne and well made sparkling wines. Luckily, the Languedoc region helps scratch that itch with a selection of well-made, reasonably priced offerings. There’s some debate about the origins of the traditional method of sparkling wine production. Some say it originated here in the Limoux appellation of  Languedoc as…


The Affordable Wines of Languedoc

Every year Hollywood’s elite head to Southern France for the Cannes Film Festival. But along the way, many celebrities take a side trip France’s largest wine growing region for provincial dining and wines of Languedoc. Languedoc is not only France’s largest wine growing region, but it’s also one of the world’s largest wine regions; rivaling the size of Sonoma, Paso…


Highlights from #LanguedocDay 2011

The Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France is the largest wine growing region in the world yet, many wine drinkers in the U.S. aren’t familiar with the wines of Languedoc (pronounced “Long-Dock”). That’s the motivation behind #LanguedocDay on Thursday, May 3rd. Bakas Media partnered with the folks at L’Aventure Languedoc to help educate wine lovers about this wine region. People want…

Wine from #PlanetBordeaux Virtual Wine Tasting

Here’s one of the many reasons I love Forkly. We just did a virtual wine tasting. I took photos of each of the wines and added a frisky little tasting note or two. Now Forkly gives me the embed code to plop them into this recap. BAM, Bitches! Wine #1 Wine #2 Wine #3 Wine #4 Wine #5

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