Tag: sommelier

This Miracle Machine Promises to Turn Water into Wine

March 5, 2014 // 3:37 pm

You can probably thank the failed economy and the growing sentiment that wine-tasting is complete and utter bullshit for this one. Proving that the world is ready to move into the next stage of home-brewing, someone actually invented a machine that makes wine out of water.

It’s called…

A Legit Sommelier Rates All the Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chucks. Awesome Happens

January 3, 2014 // 1:34 pm

Read the original article from Thrillist here.

Whether you were throwing a dinner for people you felt compelled to not impress, or just hate paying $2.01 and up for literally anything, at some point you’ve likely been in a position to load up a shopping cart with…

Unique Wine Labeling Uses Color Swatches to Break Down Flavor

October 17, 2013 // 6:00 am


Taking a modern approach to wine labeling, Uproot has created a first-of-its-kind color bar. The unique labeling serves as a visual representation of the wine’s tasting notes, offering a guide to the flavors and aromas found in the bottle. Together, these color bars make up what the company…

Would You Try Coffee + Food Pairings?

September 22, 2013 // 6:00 am

Can you imagine how much more agonizing a trip to Starbucks would be if your barista started judging you on what pastry you got with your pumpkin spice latte? “Ooh, the chocolate croissant, are you sure? Because the bitterness of the cocoa will totally battle with the sweetness of…

Some Syrah with Your Bacon? The World’s Most Practical Wine Pairing Chart EVER

February 25, 2013 // 12:25 pm

It’s happened to all of us before: You’ve got a nice meal planned, but you have no idea what wine would be best. Yeah, white wine goes with fish and a red wine goes with steak, but what about something like . . . smoked bacon? Roasted broccoli? Couscous?…