Drink Wine and Learn with Power Pairing Jennifer Estevez & Aubrey Terrazas

For Wine Drinkers of All Levels

These are articles for wine drinkers of all levels,
crossing a broad range of topics from food pairings to discovering wine regions and tips on tasting.
By Palate Club Ambassadors
Jennifer Estevez and Aubrey Terrazas.

Thanksgiving wines

5 wines for Thanksgiving dinner Game meats, sweet sauces, flavorful spices, savory vegetables, and butter… food lovers celebrate the seasonal dishes of Autumn for its comforting warmth and diversity of flavor. The apex of the season, the Thanksgiving feast, is a hodgepodge of nostalgic American dishes served to an equally eclectic group of people. The […]

How to tell When a Wine is Corked

how to tell when a wine is corked - wine tasting

“Corked” wine describes wine that has been tainted with the chemical compound TCA (2, 4, 6- trichloroanisole). The flaw is most easily detected by aromas of wet dog & cardboard on the nose and palate, rather than a smell of cork. Corked wine also fills the vibrancy and fruit on a wine.While both levels of […]

Riesling — The Best Acid Trip

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Oh, Riesling One of my favorite grapes in the entire world is Riesling.  Big surprise, most sommeliers go nuts over high acid mineral driven whites. Riesling is my go to as a sommelier for hard to pair foods. So, let’s dig deep into what makes Riesling such an amazing grape. The Origin In the Rhine […]

ZInfandel — A Tale of Ire and Spice

Zinfandel grapes

Zinfandel America’s Sweetheart Zinfandel is up there with Cabernet Sauvignon for putting California on the world wine map. Although Zinfandel doesn’t equal the mighty Cab Sav in average bottle price it can be equally as interesting and unique when made with the right touch.  This juicy little grape can be surprisingly delightful and intense in […]

Cabernet Sauvignon – A short tale of the King of Red Wine

Introducing Cabernet Sauvignon There are thousands of grape varieties in the world of wine, although perhaps none more recognized, than the noble Cabernet Sauvignon. This illustrious grape helped shape the evolution of modern day wine. Let us celebrate a brief history of this legendary varietal, and provide an introduction to its famous worldly regions. Origins Researchers […]

Chianti: A wine through the times

Chianti - A wine through the times

Chianti, once misunderstood, embodies the soul and history of Italian culture. The classic Tuscan red wine rests steady through the rise of Florence and the sting of politics. Chianti is a story of nobility, tradition, and evolution. The herbal tang from the Sangiovese grape has been tested and reworked over centuries. The wine somehow simultaneously […]