November 27, 2017
November 14, 2017
**The Cuisine is The Center of Attention on Thanksgiving**
For people that love to cook or just love to eat, Thanksgiving is like the Grammy’s and the Super Bowl combined. It is thought of as the biggest food day of the year. On Thanksgiving day, a typical menu usually consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and a variety of pies. No matter whether traditional foods or a new spin is being put on the traditional foods, there will always be a great variety of tastes and textures on the table. It is perfectly fine to let the food be the center of attention and for the wine to complement it. Select wines that complement the wine instead of competing with it. Fresh and young wines will go perfectly with what you serve on Thanksgiving day. Also, instead of selecting a red or white wine, just set them on the table and let your guests select the wine that they want. Wine service should be very simple on Thanksgiving day.
**Less is Best**
For the majority of people, Thanksgiving is a very busy and long day. People get up early to put the turkey in the oven, keep busy until the meal is served, and even after that. We may try some wine while we are cooking with it and then we may also drink some during Thanksgiving dinner through the evening while the festivities and fun continue. It is a non-stop flurry and people need to stay active and energized throughout the day. Therefore, it is a good idea to serve wines that have less alcohol in them. Every bottle of wine has the alcohol content (alcohol by volume) content somewhere on the label. White wines usually have less than twelve percent alcohol by volume and red wines usually have less than fourteen percent alcohol by volume. Other light wine ideas are ciders, sparkling wines, and spritzers.
**Consider Wine a Condiment**
Trying to figure out what wine to serve can be overwhelming. It is less daunting when the wine is thought out of as a condiment. If zesty side dishes alongside the more traditional side dishes, then a zesty white wine with fresh herbal aromas and crisp citrusy flavors should be part of the Thanksgiving menu. If a tangy cranberry relish is served with a Thanksgiving meal, then red wines with a lovely tart red fruit character will be a great addition to the meal.
If you are not sure what wine will be ideal for your Thanksgiving day feast, these tips should clearly help you figure it out and you will be one step closer to planning out your perfect Thanksgiving day.
October 12, 2017
What is a good pinot noir box wine?
Why boxed wine? Will your wine taste as good or is there a difference in quality between bagged and bottled? Winemakers have battled for centuries (yes, centuries!) to keep wine fresh in the bottle and once opened. Air is necessary to help wine's aromas open up, but too much exposure to air, for too long, will take away the freshness, leaving flat, unpleasantly tangy, dull wine. When a wine is "bottled" in a vacuum-sealed bag, and dispensed with an airtight spout, the freshness can last up to two weeks. For Pinot Noir, a notoriously fickle grape, the preservation of freshness found in bagged wine keeps its delicate flavors and light acidity fresh and bright. Here are some favorites:
Botta Box Pinot Noir offers bright aromas of cherry, blackberry, and cocoa. This medium-bodied Pinot Noir has plush flavors of strawberry and cherry with hints of soft, toasty oak, which lead into elegant mid-palate tannins and a clean finish.
Black Box Wines Pinot Noir features enticing aromas of strawberry and red cherry with complementary notes of toasty oak. Fresh berry and cocoa flavors lead to a delicate, lingering finish.
September 14, 2017
When you think of sweet wines, white wine probably comes to mind. From Moscato to Riesling, plenty of wines are known for being part drink, part delectable dessert.
But what about all the red wine drinkers out there who prefer something a little sweeter with their steak, pork, or chicken? Luckily, there's an ideal solution for you, too. Sweet reds are all the rage right now, offering a light, aromatic drink that's just right for a summer night or a special occasion. Made with sweeter, lighter grapes with less acidity and a reduced level of tannins, good sweet red wines can complement any meal.
Looking for more wine recommendations? Check out The Best Wine Store today to find all of your favorites – and some new picks such as the Stella Rosa Imperiale Rosso Lux Semi-Sweet! From sparkling options to sweet red table wines, you can find it all with us.
August 03, 2017
Whether you're a regular dude, a C-list celebrity, or a top-quality wine retailer like us, it takes a lot of work to wind up in Cosmopolitan magazine. Here at The Best Wine Store, we like to think we got there for the reason that our name suggests: we're the best damned wine store in the world.
In a recent Cosmo article titled "10 Rosé Wines That Cost Less Than $15 and Don't Taste Like Sh*t," The Best Wine Store was included as a featured link. Though we promise not to let all the attention go to our heads, we would like to use the opportunity to promote the same wine that Cosmo did: Chloe Rosé, a refreshing California red that we're especially proud of.
Chloe Rosé is one sample of the sort of affordable and palatable wines that we offer, and we can promise that absolutely none of them taste like sh*t. Pardon our French.
June 24, 2017
Having just the right wine can make your Fourth of July party even more fabulous. If you are going to serve barbecue or juicy steaks, a smooth and robust Malbec is ideal for these foods. From an Antigal 1 Uno to a Tinto Negro, The Best Wine Store has all the Malbec wines that you will need here: Malbec Wines.
When it comes to dessert, Moscato d’Asti or Riesling will make them divine and they can be found here: Moscato d' Asti and here: Riesling. When you drink any of these wines from The Best Wine Store on the fourth of July, you will have the best fourth ever.
June 13, 2017
364 days a year, Dad gives himself to everyone else, going to work, taking care of the housework and yard work, and spending time with the people who matter most – his family. On that precious 365th day, however, it's time to sit back, relax, and let the world know how much Dad matters.
Father's Day is a truly special moment that gives you the chance to celebrate a wonderful man for everything he has done and continues to do. And what says "thank you, Dad" like an amazing gift of wine? From a light, crisp bottle of Once Upon A Vine Sauvignon Blanc or rich glass of Noble Vines One Black, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate your love for the number one man in your life.
If you're looking for the best possible gift for Dad this Sunday, a great bottle of wine can send the perfect message. With online and in-store sales from The Best Wine Store, you can find everything you need to make this the best Father's Day yet.
May 13, 2017
Where to buy wine online? TheBestWineStore.com Of Course!
Shopping for wine is a favorite pastime for many adults, but finding time to hit the wine store after work isn't always easy. With online wine shopping, however, you can choose your favorites wine at www.thebestwinestore.com from the comfort of your living room.
Online wine shopping is safe and simple, offering an easy way to browse an entire inventory with a few clicks. Instead of trying to Google from your phone in the wine aisle or chasing down store attendants to ask questions about flavor profiles, you have everything you need at TheBestWineStore.com, and all without changing out of your sweats.
With the internet at your disposal, you can read reviews, check out product descriptions, and even plan whole meals using suggested pairings. And, best of all, you can have wines sent right to your home or to pick up from our local store.
Whether you're set in your ways or are constantly on the hunt for something new, buying wine online is the best way to buy wine – period!
Give us a try and you won't be disappointed, The Best Wine Store!
April 22, 2017
Why Mom Enjoy's A Nice Glass Of Wine
As a mom, I work very hard inside and outside of the home. I have two full-time jobs, one inside the home, and one outside. On my days off and before and after my job outside my home, I make sure the meals are made, dishes are washed, the laundry is done,and the house is clean, my husband eats before work or takes food with him (or both, and that our daughter eats. My husband and I also have one child at home that is home-schooled. I also have to ensure she goes to her classes, document her attendance, and communicate with her teachers. I also clean the home, give my daughter chores to do, and make sure my family gets to appointments when needed. Therefore, in any given day, I am an employee, cook, washer of laundry, dishwasher, housekeeper, and schedule keeper. I would not trade my life for anything as I love my family more than life itself. However, this extremely busy life does not allow for much time to myself or any form of luxury. There are quite a few reasons why wine makes a wonderful gift for mother’s day.
During one of my favorite television shows, a mother is cooking, cleaning, and doing all of the work for a mother’s day barbecue being held at her family’s home that day. She had also done all of the shopping for the meal and bought gifts for her mom and mother-in-law and mailed them. She also reminded her husband to call his mom. At one point in the episode, she asked her husband “Is there anything that I can do while I am queen for a day?” Moms love their families more than anything, will do anything for them ,and will always be there for them. At times, they would love some appreciation, to be thought of, and to be “queen for a day.” For this reason and many others, wine is a wonderful gift for mother’s day.
A gift of wine for mother’s day makes a mom (or any women really) feel royal, regal, and luxurious. Other reasons wine makes a good gift for mother’s day is it can be customized to what the mom in your life likes (or if you are not sure which wine to get her, you can get her a gift card to buy wine with). Many people also love getting wine as a gift, so you can not go wrong giving it as a gift. Also, if a person forgets a special day, such as mother’s day, a bottle of wine or a gift card to a wine store can be purchased at the last minute and the gift recipient will be none the wiser that a gift was not purchased until the last minute. So, while, you are whittling away ideas for mother’s day like cards, flowers, candy, and all the other traditional mother’s day gifts, why not buy her a wonderful bottle of wine? The Best Wine Store at [www.thebestwinestore.com](https://www.thebestwinestore.com/) has a wonderful selection of wine from Cabernets to Zinfandels. They also have food and wine pairings and wine at whatever price range that you can afford. Purchasing wine from The Best Wine Store for mother’s day will make the day of any mom a marvelous and unforgettable day.
April 02, 2017
When pairing a wine with a food, it does all come down to personal preference. If the people attending the meal prefer a white wine, then two good white wine choices are a Riesling or a Gewurztraminer. The Best Wine Store has a good variety of Riesling wines. They include the Black Box Riesling, the Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling, the Barefoot Cellars Riesling, and the Charles Smith “Kung Fu Girl” Riesling. They also carry the Seaglass Riesling, the Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Riesling, and the Apothic Wines White Winemaker’s Blend. These wines can be found on The Best Wine Store website here: Riesling . There are also red wines that go well with ham.
If a red wine is needed for Easter dinner, then a Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, or Grenache are good choices. Red wines with super fruity flavors because they are a much better match for a ham-based dish. Dry rose wines are a good option as due to the fact that the berry fruitiness, light tannins, and dry finish will complement the ham beautifully. If you are in need of a Pinot Noir, there are many from the Tisdale Pinot Noir to the Once Upon a Vine “A Charming” Pinot. These wonderful wines can be found on The Best Wine Store website here: Pinot Noir. There are some lovely wines that also pair well with Lamb.
A meal with lamb as the main course calls for a rich Cabernet. Lamb meat has a strong flavor and it supports the tannins that are in full-bodied red wines. A Cabernet Sauvignon with herbal touches will complement the taste of the lamb. If the lamb has a more assertive taste, a Syrah wine will go with it. Try a Rhone-style Syrah wine that has peppery and smoky flavors. The Best Wine Store has a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon wines on their website and they can be found here:
Cabernet Savuginon. There are a few Syrah wines available on their website also and they can be viewed here: Syrah. There are also Easter dinner side dishes and wines that go well with them.
Mashed potatoes, a potato salad, or any potato-based dish should be a great match for a dry rose wine. A dry rose wine is a good choice only if the potatoes are served by themselves. If a savory potato dish is being served with meat like pork sausage, then a red wine like Malbec will be perfect to serve with it. If roasted vegetables are being served, then a clean and crisp white wine like Gruner or Albarino is a good choice. There are plenty of Malbec wines to choose from on The Best Wine Store website like the Layer Cake Malbec and the Diseno Old Vine Malbec. All of these marvelous Malbec wines can be found here: Malbec.
No matter what is served for Easter dinner, there are excellent wines to be paired with them. Also, no matter who hops in for dinner, there is a wine for all the some bunnies that carrot about having a good wine with their dinner.
March 04, 2017
You never need an excuse to try a new wine – after all, it's one of life's greatest pleasures – but sometimes, you find yourself in a rut. If you've been buying the same wines over and over without branching out, here are the three best wines you've probably never tried.
### 1. Roots Run Deep Winery 'Hypothesis' Cabernet Sauvignon
If you favor rich, bold flavors, you'll love the this deep [Cabernet Sauvignon]
Featuring hints of blackberry, currant, and cherry, you can enjoy this bottle with a nice steak of beef or venison.
### 2. 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel
Step up your Zinfandel game with this bold and earthy [twist on a classic Zin]
Aged in bourbon barrel casks for a rich, smokey flavor, this unique wine is pairs perfectly with pork.
### 3. Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Gold Label Chardonnay
If you're looking for crisp, light flavors, [this sophisticated wine]
Is equal parts affordable and high class. Featuring a fruity palate with a crème brûlée finish, any light vegetable or chicken entree is an ideal fit.
From a quiet dinner at home to a night out with friends, or even after a long day of work, it's always the right time to try new wine. What are you waiting for?
February 10, 2017
When someone is planning a meal, the meal is always made better if it is served with a wine that pair wells with it. The right wine can turn an average meal into an absolutely wonderful meal. Knowing what food to pair with a wine will help the host or hostess make the meal as perfect as possible. The first wine I am going to help you pair is Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with a lot of entrees. They include: red wine-braised chicken with chorizo and chickpeas, melon, basil, and feta salad with balsamic–red wine reduction, Hanger Steak with mushrooms and red wine sauce, red wine braised cabbage and onions, pasta with meat sauce, Coq Au Vin, and Short ribs with carrot-parsnip puree. Other recipes that this wine pairs well with are braised lamb shanks with rosemary, red wine raspberry sorbet, red wine caramel apples, dark chocolate cake with a red wine glaze, and gougeres with black pepper. I have chosen to share with you the recipe for red wine caramel apples that will go well with this wine.
This recipe makes eight caramel apples and the required ingredients are eight Macintosh apples, a cup and a half of red wine, two cups of sugar, ½ cup of water, six tablespoons of heavy cream, along with the necessary equipment of eight candy sticks, wax paper, and a candy thermometer. Then you need to stick the sticks in the apples and make the sauce. You can find the recipe here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/red-wine-caramel-apples-355469. The next wine that I am going to instruct on how to pair properly with foods is Chardonnay
Chardonnay goes well with a lot of good foods. The first one that I am going to share with can be used as an appetizer or a dessert. That food is dark chocolate or white chocolate covered fruit, chocolate covered cherries or a chocolate orange. The crisp and citrus flavors help the white chocolate shine. Grilled chicken is one entree that goes well with Chardonnay. Grilled chicken with nectarine, red onion, and basil relish is a great meal that will go well with this wine. You can find the recipe here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a33990/grilled-chicken-nectarine-onion-basil-relish-recipe-wdy0812/ . Merlot is the next marvelous wine that I am going to tell you how to properly pair it with food.
Merlot is a wine that tastes good with a lot of terrific foods. If you are looking for a chocolate treat to eat with this wine, it pairs well with Hershey's kisses. The medium body of the wine brings out the melt-in-your-mouth taste of the wine. If you are looking for an entree to go with this wine, Caesar salads with meatballs, grilled beef with sesame dressing, hamburgers with chow chow, grilled pork chops with orange barbecue sauce, scallions and brie-stuffed burgers, and tenderloin with sake-mirin butter are just some of the meals that make this wine marvelous. The recipe for orange pork chops can be found here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a9323/ellie-krieger-chipotle-orange-pork-recipe/ . Moscato is another absolutely great wine that goes well with a lot of good foods.
A lot of good foods blend well with Moscato, especially breakfast foods. The breakfast foods that go well with this wine are: fried, poached, or scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and toast with butter. Other foods that blend well with this wine are: grilled mushrooms and tomatoes, baked beans, black pudding, and fried bread. A recipe for fried bread can be found here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a197/fried-bread-triangles-easy-recipes/ . Pinot Noir is an excellent wine that will pair well with a lot of edible items.
The excellent Pinot Noir pairs well with a lot of edible items. They include: salmon and other fatty fishes, roasted chicken, pasta dishes, duck and other game birds, casseroles, and stews like beef bourguignon. A recipe for beef bourguignon can be found here; http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a46976/slow-cooker-spring-beef-bourginon-recipe/ . Pinot Grigio pairs well with a wide range of foods.
One of the many of the wide range of foods that Pinot Grigio pairs well with is the Halloween candy called candy corn. This light white wine with a crisp citrus flavor pairs well Gouda and Mozzarella cheese,fish and chips, Calamari, Greek salad, artichoke dip, chicken salad sandwiches, and vegetable soup. A recipe can be found for fish and chips here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44260/fish-n-chips-recipe-ghk/ . Riesling is another remarkable wine that goes really well with a lot of foods.
Riesling is a remarkable wine that goes really well with a lot of foods. If you want a sweet treat, they pair well with candy apples because the great acid and freshness of the wine will make the wine last a long time. For those of you that want to pair it with a cheese, Appenzeller, Cabecou Feuille, Gruyère, Jarlsberg, Pierre Robert, and Ricotta Salada go well this wine. Riesling also pairs very well with spicy foods, vegetables, seafood, and a lot of other different foods. It goes well with spicy chicken, blue cheese salad, brussel sprouts, Shiitake mushrooms, green vegetables, seafood salad, shrimp scampi, and sushi. This wine can also be paired with pork stir fry, barbeque pork, tomato mushroom soup, cheesecake, macaroni and cheese, and pumpkin pie. For those of you that want to make shrimp scampi, you can find the recipe here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a49534/baked-shrimp-scampi-recipe/ . Sauvignon Blanc is a super wine that blends with a lot of great foods.
If you want a sweet treat that blends well with Sauvignon Blanc, get some Skittles. The sharp and tart taste of Skittles pairs nicely with this wine because it has a tropical fruit and aroma flavors to match. For those of you that want to make a meal out of this wine, grilled leeks blend well with this wine because the wine has a clean and crisp finish and hints of citrus with a bright acidity. A great recipe for grilled leeks can be found here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a22824/grilled-leeks-shishito-romesco-recipe-fw0614/ .Shiraz/Syrah is another tasty wine that pairs well with terrific foods.
Shiraz/Syrah is another tasty wine that goes well with terrific foods like grilled lamb, lamb gyros, Lamb Shawarma, brined and grilled eggplant, barbecue pork, and any Asian food with plum sauce. A good recipe for grilled lamb chops can be found here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a45250/grilled-herb-spiced-lamb-chops/ . Zinfandel is the last lovely wine that I am going to discuss what it can be paired with.
Cheeseburgers with Parmesan cheese go well with the lovely Zinfandel wine. If you are searching for a meat to match up with this wine try these: pork, beef, lamb, Italian sausage, spare ribs, brisket, and venison. The poultry that pairs well with this wine is turkey, duck, quail, pheasant, and chicken. If you want a perfect pasta pairing, lasagna, cannoli, and spaghetti can be served with this wine. American foods that pair absolutely well with this food are chili, pizza, and beef stew. Regarding herbs and cheeses, these herbs and cheeses go well with this wine black pepper, Basil, Thyme, Italian Parsley, Bay Leaf, Fennel, Parmesan Cheese, Aged Cheddar, Aged Gouda, Asiago, and Dry Jack.
These wines and the aforementioned wonderful foods work together to make great appetizers, desserts, meals, and snacks. From candy and cakes to steaks and stews, these wines pair perfectly with these foods. That is why they are the best recipes to go with the wines from The Best Wine Store.