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.

How to keep your wine fresh: Wine Preservation tools

Keep Wine Fresh with These Tools

Your favorite wine is staring at you after a hard day of work. That glass of Pinot Noir would be perfect with the truffle pasta you’re making, but that little voice in your head pipes in and reminds you that you won’t be able to finish the bottle. So it stays another 3 months in […]

Five Summer Picnic Wines & Food to Pair With Them

Best wines for summer picnic

Hey Palate Clubbers! With all this warm weather in store this summer, we hope you’re making the most of the season and spending it outside with your friends and families. However, a great picnic needs great wine. Here are five fun and unique summer wines that are great for the outdoors, as well as some […]

What Presidents Drink: The First Wine Celebrated by Americans

Presidential History of Madeira

When you think of great wines in American history, there’s probably a few that come right to mind. You’re likely to think of the great producers of the Napa Valley in California, or maybe you are reminded of the successful wines of Oregon and Washington. If you know a bit more about older wine history […]

4 Light Reds for Summer: Alternatives to Rosé

Find the right red for summer

Rosé all day…and in the stores, at the park, in everybody’s glass- but is it always right at the dinner table? Rosé can offer great versatility for food pairing due to its inoffensive, approachable body. It’s never too tannic but has a nice texture and weight like red wine. It’s refreshing and fun, but not […]

Why is wine aged in oak?

Oak Barrels for wine

For years some of the most captivating and celebrated wines around the world have been aged in oak. Cabernets of the Napa Valley, Grand Gru White Burgundy, Bordeaux, Brunello… the list goes on. Consistently the most sought after rare wines as well as wines scored favorably by critics have all utilized oak aging in some […]

Champagne 101

Champagne 101

Hey Champagne fans, need a little bubbles 101? Champagne is one of those more tricky types of wines to understand, so here’s a quick rundown of a few styles of Champagne to keep a lookout for to expand your palate and amp up your sparkling addiction! We won’t go too much into detail about how […]

5 Wines for Springtime

Wines for spring time

Is there any other color that sings Spring more than green? The color calls to mind sprouting plants and fresh grass after rain. Even the vegetables dress in season: asparagus, artichoke, peas, lettuce, and “spring greens” (which are in the brassica family, FYI). Delicious and crisp, the season’s produce also tastes of the green astringency […]

Why it’s Hard to Shop for Organic Wine

Shop for organic wines

You shop for organic products at the local farmer’s market and look for natural cleaning products. Maybe you choose recycled material for your clothing and avoid processed foods…But when it comes to wine, do you know what you’re putting in your body? You may have noticed that there is an empty void where the organic […]

Choosing the right Wine Temperature

Choosing the right Wine Temperature

This article was originally published on ilovewine.com Serving wine at certain temperatures isn’t just a matter of custom. Wine temperature affects how wine smells and tastes, so it’s important to choose the right temperature to enjoy the greatest depth of flavor. When wine is too cool, the nuances are lost and its flavors are muted. […]

5 Wines to Pair with the Winter Season

5 Wines to Pair with the Winter Season

Cold nights and warm dishes call for flavorful wines. It may not be super cold where I’m at the moment (San Francisco) but all these winter dishes scream for some of my favorite ‘winter’ wines. You may be asking yourself what is a winter wine? During winter we crave dishes that are warm and rich […]