Learn how to open a bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk of the Wine Library. Never struggle to get a wine bottle open again with these easy techniques to wrestle off that foil and pop the cork. Check out this video oeniphile tutorial and learn how to open a bottle of wine.
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Our pals at Vive Cool City present another dirty back alleyway HowTo (Operate on Your Mates is my personal favorite). This time the team demonstrates how to make Pruno, an alcoholic fruit wine made in prisons. "If you've just killed your whole family and you find yourself bun ...more
LX.com's Shira Lazar visits Grace Restaurant to receive expert tips on tasting, serving, and picking out the perfect wine for your wine party. Wine tasting can be an elegant gathering, or a fun party with friends. Wines should be selected with the food serving in mind. Learn h ...more
If you're too hasty opening that wine bottle you may break the cork inside. Don't fret, this video will show you exactly how to recover from a broken cork. Our favorite wine guy, Matt Skinner, dropped by the CHOW offices to share some very handy wine tips, including what to d ...more
If your out camping or out on a picnic and completely forgot your corkscrew for your wineglass then you can easily still remove the corkscrew from your bottle to enjoy your wine. To do so you will need a towel and to find a tree. Wrap the bottle in a towel and walk over to the ...more
Dipping your home brewed mead bottles in hot wax gives it a great look and in particular they make them very attractive as Christmas gifts. Enjoy the ancient art of mead making!
Watch this how to video to learn how to make a star apple wine at home. A star apple is a star shaped tropical fruit that can be used to flavor a delicious wine. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make star apple wine. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make star apple wine.
Want to make your own wine? Have you been making beer and thinking about stepping outside the square a little. This video takes you through the simplest and inexpensive way to make wine at home. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make homemade apricot wine inexpensively. Part 2 of 6 - How ...more
For about 8 cents you can add a nice top to your bottle of mead or wine. Easier and less mess than using hot wax. They come in lots of colors. This video shows you how to do it.
We've all been there. You bring a delicious bottle of wine to a party, on a trip or to a picnic and you've forgotten your corkscrew! No worries! In this clip, all you need is something long and thin like a wooden spoon and a towel to get into the good stuff. Enjoy!
Mulled wine— if you've never heard of it, you never drank wine during the wintertime! Okay, maybe mulled wine isn't the drink of choice during the winter season, but it should be! And especially for Christmas! Mulled wine is basically a warmed up version of red wine, with warm ...more
If you make mead honey wine or are thinking about making some you have to be very conscious of the santization of your equipment. This tutorial looks at how to correctly clean and sanitize your equipment so you have a successful batch of mead. You can make some tasty mead wine ...more
While some may enjoy the taste of straight up spirits, others enjoy sweeter alcoholic treats (booze popsicles or Jell-O shots, maybe). Here's a recipe for an after dinner dessert-drink: Sweet Wine Slushies from The Kitchn. You Will Need: One 750ml bottle sweet, fruity wine, ...more
Watch this video series to learn how to make your own honey wine, known as mead. Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, and yeast. Check out other videos on how to cork the bottles and tips on making different flavored meads. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make a y ...more
Polish off a bottle of wine with friends and then impress them with this party trick.
Serving a beef entrée at your next dinner party? Having anxiety about what sort of wine to serve along with it? Don't fret; this oenophile's guide will help you choose the right bottle to best compliment your meal. For more information, and to learn more about pasta wine pairi ...more
Watch as Gary goes through this wonderful Monstant the Can Blau Montsant 2004. A 90 point wine from Robert Parker the Monstant is loaded with cherry fruit flavors, but lets see what Gary Vaynerchuk thinks.
Good wine gets better with age, and some wines have an ideal open date years after the label on the bottle. How can you tell what wines will age well, and how to age them properly? This video answers all the questions you have about how to properly age wine. Properly store win ...more
Like your significant other, fine wine deserves to be pampered. Unlike your significant other, it prefers a dark, moist, cool place. Here's how to create the perfect environment for your little pointy-headed loved ones. You Will Need * A dark, moist, naturally cool space * A ...more
Picking grapes for wine is the first step a wine maker must do to make delicious wine. The timing is crucial for picking grapes with the correct sugar content since this is so important in making the wine.
Adams Holland with Echo restaurant in Fresno today is with Jerri Banks a New York based, beverage designer, one of the worlds most famous. Jerri loves using grapes in wine. For this drink she also uses several other fresh ingredients, fresh lemon thyme and Cardamon pods. She c ...more
Watch this quick demonstration and learn how to cork a homemade bottle of wine.
If you've ever bought a bottle of wine and found out you didn't have a corkscrew, it can be a pain in the butt to open! In this tutorial you'll find out an easy way to open a bottle of wine without the need of a corkscrew. There are easy ways to do this and difficult ways, so ...more
If you're interested in making your very own mead from scratch and pretty quickly, check out this next tutorial. In this video, you will be making an easy, cheap mead in two weeks. If you don't know what mead is, it's a honey wine and is made from a bunch of different ingredie ...more
So, you have a date come over and everything's going fine, until... Damn! Where's your corkscrew to open the bottle of wine? Things might seem to be going downhill, but don't sweat it! If you have a screw & a screwdriver in your possession, this bottle of wine can be saved! In ...more
Tony Spinelli Sr., of Seymour, Connecticut, an expert at making homemade wine from store bought grape juice, shows and explains how to do it yourself. Tip: use Manishevitz grape juice for best results. May also buy pre-pressed vineyard juices for authentic Cabernets, etc.
Gary Vaynerchuk tastes through the Tuscany and Piedmont today when he tries 2 Barolo wines and 2 Brunello wines: 1999 Mauro Sebaste Barolo Brunate, 2001 Cerbaia Brunello Di Montalcino, 2001 Ciacci Brunello Di Montalcino, 2000 Parusso Barolo Mariondino.
Sometimes you just don't have a corkscrew, and there's really no other way to celebrate with a bottle of wine without one— or is there? If you're daring enough, you can try out this method of boiling the bottle of wine, which will create steam gas inside the wine bottle, causi ...more
Rick Vanman shows you how to create plum wine from scratch with the use of a 5 gallon demijohn, a process that requires patience and time. First, you pick enough plums to make the desired amount of wine. You pick the red plums for red wine, and the light plums for white wine. ...more
This is an easy video tutorial showing how to rack one gallon of Mead. A racking device prevents aeration which is highly damaging to mead. Pouring mead should be reserved to the final step of going into a glass, in order to retain the integrity of the taste. Watch this instru ...more
You can use a double action or winged corkscrew but American master sommelier Tim Gaiser recommends a "waiter's friend" corkscrew so called because of its universal use by, you guessed it, waiters. In this video, Gaiser demonstrates how to open a bottle of wine using this tool ...more
Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 4 Amarone wines, mainly cause he loves 'em and hopefully after his review, you'll try some and maybe love them too!
Until you get the hang of it, removing the cork from a bottle of wine can be tricky. Check out these instructions for opening a bottle of wine using a wine key. This video shows you the parts of a wine key, preparing the wine bottle, opening the wine bottle, troubeshooting is ...more
Learn how to make your own homemade winery by converting a frozen concord grape juice to a beautiful red homemade wine. Have fun. Please do not make more than a gallon at a time & sip it slowly.
Gary Vanerchuk welcomes Molly and Charlie Meeker of Meeker Vineyards and discusses and tastes their 2003 Meeker Frozin Zinfandel (and a Merlot).
Wine labels, do you collect them? Do you want to have a special, personalized or custom label? Today Gary talks about wine labels and the wines behind them. He also tastes some cute label wines and sees if they're as good as they look.
There are certain tasks that adults are simply expected to know how to perform: opening a bottle of wine with a traditional-style corkscrew happens to be one of them. Happily, the sommelier in this oenophile's guide provides a complete walkthrough of the process. For more info ...more
In this video from Fusion Guy 09, we learn about why people are interested in corks in bottles of wine. There are certain things you should look for when the cork is presented to you. You want to make sure the cork is firm and not cracking. If it is cracked, that means air cou ...more
Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 4 wines scored 90 points by Parker, Spectator, Wine Enthusiast etc. and are under $20: 2005 Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay, 2003 Silverado Merlot, 2005 Zabrin Atteca and 2005 Marquis Philips Sarah’s Blend.
If you want to make homemade wine, you're going to need some equipment. This video gives an overview of the wine making equipment kits. The equipment mentioned in this video includes carboy, racking cane, bucket, bottle brush, air lock, bottle filler, corker, and corks. Gettin ...more