For more than 30 years Marietta Cellars has been making bold, flavorful red wines featuring delicious local fruit. Over the past decades Marietta wines have been established as some of the best in the Sonoma area. They are known for their creative blends of different grape varietals and for simultaneously using multiple grape vintages. Though California wines are sometimes overhyped, Marietta Cellars is not one of those.
Hand engraved writing is one of the oldest forms of communication. Long before fancy photography and high definition printers came on the scene, people were etching, cutting, and chiseling away on rocks, cave walls, and pieces of wood. Now, glass etching and engraving is one of the most beautiful and timeless ways to communicate. Some engravings are amazing pictures and designs while others are words written with classic style.
If you’re a supertaster that means you have an ability to taste far greater than average. Everything tastes intense, which means you may be a picky eater or prefer bland foods. Supertasters are physically different than the average person. If you have more than 30 taste buds in the space of a standard hole punch (0.31 inches in diameter) on your tongue, then you qualify.
In that same area, a regular taster has 15-30 taste buds and a non-taster has 15 or less. Supertasters may have evolved from groups of people when our nomadic ancestors needed their sense of taste to detect if foods were safe to eat. [Read more…]
The benefits of drinking red wine in moderation have been studied for years, and the list keeps getting longer and more surprising. It is well-known that wine is heart healthy, but here are some benefits that may surprise you! So raise that glass of red wine high and toast to these awesome benefits. [Read more…]
Sitting down to dinner with a glass of red wine is a great way to unwind.
It has been thought for years that one can enjoy health benefits of red wine, but is it actually true? Many recent studies suggest compounds found in red wine do provide health benefits! But just as mom use to say, “Everything in moderation”. Researchers have taken particular interest in an antioxidant found in red wine called resveratrol, which has been linked to heart and brain health. [Read more…]
One of the best ways to become a wine connoisseur is by attending a wine tasting.
At a wine tasting you have the opportunity to learn about what elements make up different types of wine, as well as which types of wines you prefer.
Many wine tastings have a host, so use this opportunity to ask the host questions about each wine. Their job is to get people excited about the wine that they are peddling, so they will be more than happy to teach you the ways of the knowledgeable wino. Take note of which types of wine suit your fancy and become familiar with your own likes and dislikes. [Read more…]