Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

“I-Don’t-Really-Drink-Wine” People: This is For YOU

Kimberly Houston | August 26, 2010

Marenco Pineto Brachetto D’Acqui 2009

Today I’m going to talk about a concept called “gateway wine.”  (I’m borrowing the term from my friend Benito over at Benito’s Wine Reviews.)  A gateway wine is, as Benito says, “a wine that won’t scare away newbies.”
I think of this category of wines as “baby steps” for folks do say [...]

9 Cheap and Easy Ways to Learn More About Wine, Part One

Kimberly Houston | October 16, 2009

Recently I got to thinking about the resources I use to teach myself about wine, and some of the best sources of information out there for newcomers to the topic, etc.  In my case, I’m lucky I’ve picked up a lot of from working in restaurants for 10+ years, but once wine became such an [...]