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.

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 nice texture and weight like red wine. It’s refreshing and fun, but not the […]

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 look out for to expand your palate and amp up your sparkling addiction! We won’t go too much into detail about […]

5 Wines for Springtime

Wines for sprig 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 […]

Stay Fit Without Cutting Out Drinks: 5 tips

Stay Fit Without Cutting Out Drinks: 5 tips

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably still drinking a bit too much at times and wondering how you can trim down without having to sacrifice your favorite thing in the world, wine. Here are five straightforward and easy-to-follow tips on how you can enjoy your drinking life and not totally sabotage your health and […]

You can drink wine to meditate

You can drink wine to meditate

Too often it is overlooked as a means to drink. Yes, it is a fermented alcoholic beverage. We are in a work hard/play hard culture and a reward culture, as well. A glass of vino after a long day can be relaxing, but if you’re drinking to drink alone you may lose out on the […]