In the spirit of bringing you Wine Without Worry, over on msn.com I have answered all the questions rolling around in your head you might be reticent to voice in mixed company. Speak up, I implore you! The queries below originate from enthusiastic, curious wine drinkers looking to learn the basics and beyond. And please tell me what you’d like to know about in the comments.
- Is bringing your own bottle of wine to a restaurant really OK? Even though there’s a corkage fee?
- Where is the best place to keep wine in your house?
- When it comes to food and wine pairing, is it always white wine for fish?
- When a label says “hint of chocolate or raspberries“, what does that mean?
- When ordering wine at a restaurant, how do you look like you know what you’re doing?
- Is there a rule of thumb as to what temperature to serve red or white wine?
- Are all wines good for aging?
- What’s a good wine to bring to a party?
- How do you know if a wine is really vegetarian?
- The thought of going wine tasting makes me anxious. What do I need to know before I go?
Note on the photo via Wikipedia: After the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers ended, I was at Goose & Gander in St. Helena having a cocktail. Scrolling through Facebook, I saw that Alder Yarrow of Vinography was giving a presentation about his book, “The Essence of Wine“, at the public library. I ran over there and grabbed a seat in the back. When it came time for questions, the “Twenty Questions” image came on the screen. My Google image search for “questions” just happened to pull it up as well. Two disclaimers: that kid is a minor and can ask questions about wine but is too young to drink it. And I am aware that I only have ten, not twenty, questions listed.