Frank Cornelissen Wines

My favorite vineyard represented at the 2010 New York Wine Expo was Frank Cornelissen’s Sicilian vineyard. Cornelissen’s wines are best described as extreme wines produced in a non-interventionalist manner.

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How to Open Wine without a Corkscrew

Above: All you need to open a bottle of wine is a screw, screwdriver and plyers! Have you ever gone to open a bottle of wine, but then suddenly realize that either (1) you don’t have a corkscrew or (2) you can’t find the friggin’ thing?! I have! And that’s why my boyfriend (Weikai) and…

Syrah or Shiraz?

Above: Project Happiness Syrah Red Wine from Trader Joe’s Everyone needs some happy red wine every now and then. That’s why I chose pRojECt hApPinesS Syrah tonight! And then I realized a disconnect in my knowledge between Shiraz and Syrah. I began to wonder, “Are Shiraz and Syrah the same type of grape?” The answer:…

The French Paradox and Red Wine

Above: My friend’s 21st birthday party! I’ve always wondered why everyone says that a glass of red wine a day is a healthy choice, and today I found out! It was based on a study known as “The French Paradox”. “The French Paradox” refers to the coincidence in France of lower-than-average mortality rates from cardiovascular…