Wine Bottle Sizes – How Much Wine In A Bottle Makes For A Really Good Time? – Part 2

What Size Bottles Does Wine Come In

56 Glasses of Wine. Why Not?  This Is a Salmanazar Next to a Standard Bottle of Wine.

What are the largest wine bottles? They run the gamut from three standard bottles of wine, up to ones seemingly big enough to fill an average sized swimming pool.  By the way, if you’re looking for information on the more standard format wine bottles, please visit part one of this post, which covers single serving bottles through Magnums. Continue reading

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Serving Wine Part 3 – Allowing Wine to Breath Doesn’t Mean “Giving It Some Space”

Wine Carafe

A Wine Carafe Is The Best Tool To Allow Wine To Breathe

Honestly, is anything ever easy? Take wine for instance. Most articles pontificate on the benefits of allowing wine to breath but like everything else regarding wine, letting it breathe is open to debate. Continue reading

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Wine Bottle Sizes – How Much Wine In A Bottle Makes For A Really Good Time? – Part 1

What Are Standard Wine Bottle Sizes?

Wine Bottles of Various Sizes – The “Quality” of the Split In This Picture Will Tell You All You Need To Know About Buying Them

What size bottles does wine come in? Do the different sizes make a difference in how the wine tastes? That’s a complicated answer. First, there are a number of misconceptions about what different sized wine bottles are actually called and second, once you get into the bigger bottles, there are different names for bottles that hold the same amount depending on where they are from. Sound confusing? Just wait. This plot has more twists than an Agatha Christie novel. Continue reading

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Where and How to Buy Wine – How Not to Spend Your Entire Paycheck On A Bottle of Wine

How To Choose Good Quality Wine

So Much Good Wine…So Little Time

Do you want to find good wine values? It comes down to knowing a few tricks. There are lots of good values out there if you know how to find them. We’ve detailed some of the easier ones below. Continue reading

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How Much To Spend On A Bottle Of Wine (While Making Sure You Can Still Afford To Eat)

How Much Should I Spend On A Bottle of Wine

How Much To Spend On A Bottle of Wine?

How much should you spend on a bottle of wine? Spending a lot of money on a wine doesn’t mean it is a good wine. I’ve had some pretty mediocre bottles that were $40 or more and I’ve had some really good ones that were less than $10. Price doesn’t equal quality although you are more likely to get a good bottle if you spend more. Continue reading

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Serving Wine Part 7 – Aging Wine in the Hope That It Will Grow Old With More Grace Than We Do

Wine Bottles With Dust From Age

Aged Wine In A Wine Cellar

Some things get better with age and some don’t.  Classic paintings – check.  Fossils – yep.  My wife – you bet (and I didn’t just put that in because I need to sleep some time and she knows where all the sharp knives are kept in the kitchen).  Cottage cheese – not so much.  Spoiled children – are you kidding me?  I’ve been next to too many on airline flights.  How about wine?  Well…that isn’t a simple answer. Continue reading

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