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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.

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

Many American urbanites live for the work hard/play hard lifestyle. A fast glass of vino after a long day can feel rewarding, but if you’re drinking wine for the buzz alone, you may lose out on the unspoken mental health benefits of wine. We now have a bottomless glass of research that supports the importance […]

How to Pair Red Wine With Fish

How to Pair Red Wine With Fish

We like to be rule breakers here. We’ve all heard the old wisdom- “red wine with red meat, white wine with fish.” The truth is, food & wine are much more complex than that! The spices you use, the method of cooking, even the type of fish or meat influences the pairing. While there is […]

Thanksgiving wines

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 mutes the vibrancy and fruit on a wine, leaving the wine […]

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 […]