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Archive for July, 2008

EuroCave Wine Cellars: The Difference Between Comfort and Performance

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 at 4:28:13 PM
by Marshall T., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Eurocave PerformanceWhen it comes to the world of free-standing wine cellars, chances are you will find that most people agree on one thing…EuroCave is King. There are many reasons why their product is trusted by millions of wine lovers over the years to house their prized collections, some collections worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The answer is simple, they are the best at protecting your wines, allowing them to age gracefully.

Here’s why:

• Climate control: both temperature and humidity, is far superior to any other free-standing wine cellar made.
• They’re quiet, vibration free
• They block out all harmful light, and
• They last two to three times longer than most other units!

If you are looking for a 200+ bottle free-standing unit, EuroCave has two distinct lines.

So, a question I am asked quite often is, “What is the difference between Comfort and Performance?” Allow me to shed some light on that comparison.

Get Started Decanting with the Vinturi Wine Aerator

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 at 11:48:53 AM
by Jacqueline S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Vinturi Wine AeratorThough the benefits of decanting are immeasurable, some people hesitate to invest in a decanter. Do I really need it? Does it make much of a difference? You may wonder. You may already be aware of the benefits of decanting including softer tannins, a broader bouquet, or sediment removal. But maybe you’d like to see for yourself?

Our new Vinturi Wine Aerator is a great way to discover the use of aeration before purchasing a decanter. This fun, new contraption is simply used by holding it over a glass and pouring your wine through. It quickly aerates and opens up the wine while making a fun little gurgling noise that is quite satisfying. It also won’t break the bank at $39.95. Such a great find is a wonderful way to begin experiencing your favorite reds anew and even discovering wines you thought were too aggressive until they met the Vinturi.

Although the Vinturi is a great tool, it doesn’t replace the benefits of having a beautiful decanter to aerate a full bottle of wine. It is however, a great first step towards understanding and enjoying the method of aerating wine before purchasing a decanter. Looking for new ways to understand and experiment with wine is the best way to really appreciate it to its fullest. The Vinturi is one of my favorites products and is a fun addition to any wine bar.

Why Do I Need a Wine Cellar? The 4 P’s

Friday, July 11th, 2008 at 1:34:05 PM
by Marshall T., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Wine Cellar GalleryEveryday here at Wine Enthusiast, we have wine lovers from all around the world contacting us via telephone, email, live chat, etc. asking us this very question. For some people, wine is just something they like to enjoy with meals or on social occasions with friends and family. For others, wine is a true passion, a way of life and reaches into their soul in one form another each and everyday. For that reason, there are a variety of different wine storage options that are offered, from entry- level wine refrigerators to high-end custom wine cellars, for all to choose from.

Regardless if you are a novice just starting your collection, or an experienced wine connoisseur that has had thousands of bottles stored for decades, there are 4 basic reasons why anyone who enjoys having wine in their home should have some form of proper wine storage. We call them the 4 P’s:

Why Do You Need a Wine Cellar? The Enemies of Wine

Thursday, July 10th, 2008 at 11:43:53 AM
by Jacqueline S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Hermitage 1983I was recently working on organizing a wine cellar with a large collection of exceptionally old bottles. As I worked I stumbled upon several tragic situations of 1983 half-bottle Hermitages gone wrong over the last 25 years. I was shocked at their condition until I considered they were the only lost soldiers I had found throughout the whole project.
The wine cellar I had been working on, though a little disorganized, was kept in perfect condition and allowed for a majority of older wines to age beautifully. This perfect condition successfully battled all four of the Enemies of Wine:

Corkscrew Styles: Pick Your Preference

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 at 5:01:23 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Corkscrews come in all shapes and sizes, for various purposes. They can be antique and decorative, high-tech and quick, or simply classic. Over the years we’ve discovered that a person’s wine opener preference can be a sensitive subject. Some swear by their favorite old-fashioned crankers while others seek new upgrades. It’s clear that there is something to love about every kind of corkscrew, and we’re here to explain the benefits of each. Pick your preference!