Bad Wine

How to know if your wine has gone bad?

Have you ever poured a glass of wine and felt unsure? The looks, the smell, the taste, it just seemed… off? Opened or unopened,...
Mistakes

Most Common Wine Faults

Not every bottle of wine that you purchase will be perfect. While the incidence of flawed wine isn’t astronomical, if you’ve ever opened a...
Oxygen and Wine

Wine and Oxygen – A Love/Hate Relationship

Many factors are important to the evolution of wines as they age in the bottle. One of those factors is the introduction of very...

Unicorn Wines

What on earth is a “unicorn” wine? It sounds like something made up after one too many glasses of Chablis at a Harry Potter...
Pouring with Coravin

Video Series: Pouring Vintage Wines with the Coravin System

As we learned in the last edition of our blog Video Series, A Little About Resealing Corks, as a cork ages, it can lose some...
TJ Douglas

Working in Wine: TJ Douglas

This is TJ Douglas, owner of two boutique wine stores in Boston, The Urban Grape. I first encountered their store in Chestnut Hill over a...
Seasonal Drinks

History of Seasonal Beverages

Last week on the Coravin blog, we wrote a postabout the best wines to drink in the fall. It was inspired by the fact that...
Coravin at a Restaurant

Using Coravin at a Restaurant or Wine Bar

We recently met with Joe Bastianich at his restaurant, Osteria Mozza, in Los Angeles. As an early investor in Coravin, he believes it has...
What is organic wine?

What is Organic Wine

Organic, vegetarian, vegan, cage-free, sustainable, green, biodynamic… All of these terms are gaining more and more popularity with consumers. People nowadays are more in...
Steals vs. Splurges

Steals vs. Splurges

There are a few once-in-a-lifetime wines that transport us in unique ways and create some of the best sensorial and emotional memories. Such iconic...