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funny wine sayings

Funny Wine Quotes

Time to Wine Down
Wine a little you will feel better
The Best wines are the ones we drink with friends

Does running out of wine count as cardio?

Toes in the sand wine in the hand;

Its wine o’clock

Love the wine your with

What happens at the wine bar stays in the wine bar.

Stop and smell the Rose

Novinophobia = The fear of running out of wine.

Sip Happens

The first thing on my bucket list, is to fill the bucket with wine.

Live life uncoked

Wine flies when you are having fun.

Pinot made me do it.

nine to wine

Wine is the answer, what was the question?

Save water, drink wine

The Battle of the Wine Stoppers 2017

 

Where did the battle begin?

 
Shortly after the introduction of glass bottles in the 17th century, cork was adopted as the sealer of choice by wine producers. Cork became the go-to bottle closure for several reasons, including its lower cost and ease of use which, as all vino drinkers know, becomes increasingly important with each successive bottle opened. Corks enjoyed a long, healthy reign as the leading sealer for wine bottles with only minor updates over the years, until the 1970s.
 
In 1959, a French company developed the Stelvin brand screwcap. In the wine industry, Stelvin has become a brand synonymous with the product it produces (think Kleenex, ChapStick and Jacuzzi). The cap was trialed in the early 1970s in Switzerland, as several of their wineries were particularly affected by cork taint.
 
Cork taint?
 
Picture this: it’s the end of the day, you left work two hours late because your manager is trying to ruin your life and you rush to the wine shop minutes before they close. You grab your favorite bottle of red and as soon as you’re through your front door you pop that sucker open. Expecting the wonderful berry and floral aromas to soothe your frayed nerves, you inhale deeply and find yourself getting a strong odor of…wet dog?

That smell is caused by trichloroanisole, most often referred to as TCA, and the main culprit behind cork taint. Wine Spectator has consistently found that up to 6-7% of corked wines were affected by TCA. This compound can work its way into faulty corks during the manufacturing process and, if not caught, can taint the wines in the bottles the corks are inserted into. While there are no adverse physical health effects from consuming TCA-affected wine, in the situation I described previously, it can be emotionally shattering.

Meanwhile back in Switzerland…

While the Swiss are renowned for their neutrality in wars, in the battle against TCA they were willing to be the front line against the nemesis known as cork taint. Using the same attention to detail that made their watches the finest in the world, the Swiss found a way to prevent cork taint. Basically, they rid their wines of corks entirely and introduced the screwcap method. This method became so successful that it soon grew to commercial use in Switzerland by the early 1970s.

In Australia, however, trials found that while screwcaps were ideal for maintaining the integrity of the wine, there was a widespread fear that consumers would not accept them as equal or better than corked wines. Because of this fear and lack of general knowledge about the shortcomings of cork, screw tops were mostly relegated to wines that were considered lower-quality for the next several decades.

Widespread Adoption

While the rest of the world warmed to the idea of screwcaps to avoid the horrors of cork taint, Australia had other ideas. In typical Australian fashion, when the country’s booming wine industry was told they should stick a cork in it, they simply said “screw it.”

After the world didn’t end in the year 2000, a large collective of winemakers banded together. They decided upending tradition probably wouldn’t end the world either, and sealed 250,000 bottles with screw tops. In 2001, after seeing the initial success of the Australian producers, New Zealand began the New Zealand Screwcap Initiative to begin utilizing screwcaps in its wine bottling process. Thanks to this initiative, 70 percent of wine produced by the Kiwis was being topped off with a screwcap within a few short years. Nowadays, that number surpasses 90 percent, with 30 percent of the wine bottled worldwide being sealed with a screwcap.

As the consumption of New World wines rose in the early 2000s, many major New World wine producers hopped onto the screwcap movement. When this happened, the public perception of wine quality began trending upwards for those bottles topped with screwcaps instead of the traditional cork. This positive shift also led to continued development of screwcap technology, such as screwcaps that allow oxygen to permeate the seal and age the wine similar to cork.

Cork

Pros:

Allows fuller wines, especially reds, to “breathe” during aging which helps smooth out the tannins and develops the wine’s complexity
That traditional “pop” is just oh so satisfying
Cons:

Cork taint!
Every cork is different so there can be inconsistencies, even if they’re made from the same tree
Corked bottles can be difficult to open, causing pieces to fall into the wine

Screwcap

Pros:

Much more consistent, allowing for much greater control over the oxygenation of wine
Easy to open and close
Cons:

During bottling, screwcaps can be applied to bottles incorrectly causing premature oxidation
Public perception still largely associates screwcaps with ‘cheap’ wine

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Wine Club levels Text

Bronze Club

 
Our most popular wine club level features award winning wines. For the wine novice, this introductory wine club features different varietals, styles and regions each month. Whether the winery is well known or up & coming, the wines are meant to be enjoyed now, no aging necessary. We’ll help you discover what wines you like best!Whether the winery is well known or up & coming, these unique wines are meant to be enjoyed now, no aging necessary. We'll help you discover what wines you like best!
 
Membership in each club includes:
Two bottles each month selected by our team of wine experts.
Choice of two red wines, or one white and one red, or two whites.
Detailed notes in each shipment, with region and winery descriptions, tasting notes and pairing suggestions. Members-only discounts on re-orders of Club wines (while supplies last).
 
Additional Wine Club Details:
Convenient delivery to your home or office - a signature is always required from a person at least 21 years of age.
 
Shipping notifications are sent to your email or the recipient's. of your gift.
We provide a personalized gift message option for your recipient.
 
Initial Club shipments are sent within 5 business days of order placement.
Subsequent monthly club shipments occur the 2nd or 3rd week of each month but no later than the 25th.
 
Ongoing memberships are shipped monthly until cancelled.
 
You may cancel at anytime ten days prior to a shipment being sent.

 

Silver Club

 
Premium, age worthy wines rated 90+ by the world's most renowned wine critics. This is a red wine only club for those who enjoy the best! Wines are chosen for their flavor, character and aging potential. These are the perfect wines for your cellar.
 
Membership Includes:
Two premium wines each month selected by our wine experts
Wines rated 90 points or higher from well-known and boutique wineries
Special inclusion in our wine club promotions and discounts.
 
Membership in each club includes:
Two bottles each month selected by our team of wine experts.
Choice of two red wines, or one white and one red, or two whites.
Detailed notes in each shipment, with region and winery descriptions, tasting notes and pairing suggestions.
 
Members-only discounts on re-orders of Club wines (while supplies last).
 
Additional Wine Club Details:
Convenient delivery to your home or office - a signature is always required from a person at least 21 years of age. Shipping notifications are sent to your email or the recipient's. of your gift. 
 
We provide a personalized gift message option for your recipient.
Initial Club shipments are sent within 5 business days of order placement.
Subsequent monthly club shipments occur the 2nd or 3rd week of each month but no later than the 25th.
 
Ongoing memberships are shipped monthly until cancelled.
 
You may cancel at anytime ten days prior to a shipment being sent.

 

Gold Club

 
Australia, California, French and Itlaian more…travel the world of wine and expand your palate with premium wines from the world’s greatest wineries and regions. Receive wines from a different wine region each month, selected for their high quality and depiction of that region.
 
Membership Includes:

Two premium wines each month selected by our wine experts
Wines rated 90 points or higher from well-known and boutique wineries
Special inclusion in our wine club promotions and discounts.
 
Membership in each club includes:

Two bottles each month selected by our team of wine experts.
Choice of two red wines, or one white and one red, or two whites.
Detailed notes in each shipment, with region and winery descriptions, tasting notes and pairing suggestions.
 
Members-only discounts on re-orders of Club wines (while supplies last).
 
Additional Wine Club Details:
Convenient delivery to your home or office - a signature is always required from a person at least 21 years of age .
 
Shipping notifications are sent to your email or the recipient's. of your gift.
We provide a personalized gift message option for your recipient.
 
Initial Club shipments are sent within 5 business days of order placement.
Subsequent monthly club shipments occur the 2nd or 3rd week of each month but no later than the 25th. Ongoing memberships are shipped monthly until cancelled.
 
You may cancel at anytime ten days prior to a shipment being sent.

 

Platinum Club

 
One case of ultra premium, age worthy wines rated 90+ by the world's most renowned wine critics. This is a red wine only club for those who enjoy the best! Wines are chosen for their flavor, character and aging potential. These are the perfect wines for your cellar.
 
Membership Includes:

Twelve premium wines each month selected by our wine experts
Wines rated 90 points or higher from well-known and boutique wineries
Special inclusion in our wine club promotions and discounts.
 
Membership in each club includes:
Twelve bottles each month selected by our team of wine experts.
Choice of twelve red wines, or six whites and six reds, or twelve white whites.
Detailed notes in each shipment, with region and winery descriptions, tasting notes and pairing suggestions.
 
Members-only discounts on re-orders of Club wines (while supplies last).
 
Additional Wine Club Details:

Convenient delivery to your home or office - a signature is always required from a person at least 21 years of age.
 
Shipping notifications are sent to your email or the recipient's. of your gift.
We provide a personalized gift message option for your recipient.
 
Initial Club shipments are sent within 5 business days of order placement.
Subsequent monthly club shipments occur the 2nd or 3rd week of each month but no later than the 25th.
 
Ongoing memberships are shipped monthly until cancelled.
 
You may cancel at anytime ten days prior to a shipment being sent.
 

Wine Class Introduction

 


 


 
 

Wine classes in NYC

 
Our courses offer a complete learning opportunity – from basic level to very advanced .
 
The world of wine can seem overwhelming and intimidating. New York, however, is filled with experts in the field who are ready to share their knowledge. Whether you want to spend an afternoon sipping or want to make a more long-term commitment, there’s an option out there for you.
 

Why learn about wine with us?
 
• We believe what separates us from other wine classes, is our instructors. Not only are they wine experts, they are expert teachers. We have built a team of knowledgeable and passionate wine educators to ensure that our guests receive the best possible wine learning experience. And, above all, they share a common belief that each person who attend our classes is very important to us, from the wine beginner to the wine connoiseur.
 
• We serve quality wines selected by our staff of wine collectors.
 
• Each wine we serve is paired with carefully selected and prepared food offerings.
 
• We offer a variety of classes that fit your level of wine knowledge. From beginning
 

Wine and Yoga Classes “Winoga”
 
Wine and Yoga together, a match made in heaven. Yoga is about being totally in the moment, enjoying where one is, and not worrying about what is coming next. Our class is a night of training the mind and the body.
 
Yoga and wine has been our passion for many years and we have found a way to bring them together. We created classes that combine your love for a healthy lifestye with learning about wine. Our “Winoga” classes are small private affairs where you will stretch, bend and sweat until you are feeling great and relaxed. Then sit back and enjoy tasting our specially selected wines and foods that fit your healthy lifestyle.
 
• Like yoga, wine is a practical education – one must keep tasting in order to develop a palate and the ability to discern the flavors and nuances of wine.
 
• Yoga and wine both have a rich history dating to 6000 BC.
 
• Every class is different and everyone will have their own unique experience each time.
 
• Connect with others through the pleasures yoga, wine, or amazing food, is to contribute positively to your own life and others.
 

I live a balanced, healthy, active lifestyle and I enjoy the finer pleasures in life, like an amazing glass of wine.
 
From that first swirl of wine I use my senses in a similar way — from experiencing the aromas, to noticing how the wine begins to open up. I am fully present in each moment.
 

Our courses offer a complete learning opportunity – from basic level to very advanced .
 
The world of wine can seem overwhelming and intimidating. New York, however, is filled with experts in the field who are ready to share their knowledge. Whether you want to spend an afternoon sipping or want to make a more long-term commitment, there’s an option out there for you.

 
Why learn about wine with us?
 
• We believe what separates us from other wine classes, is our instructors. Not only are they wine experts, they are expert teachers. We have built a team of knowledgeable and passionate wine educators to ensure that our guests receive the best possible wine learning experience. And, above all, they share a common belief that each person who attend our classes is very important to us, from the wine beginner to the wine connoiseur.
 
• We serve quality wines selected by our staff of wine collectors.
 
• Each wine we serve is paired with carefully selected and prepared food offerings.
 
• We offer a variety of classes that fit your level of wine knowledge. From beginning

 
Wine and Yoga Classes “Winoga”
 
Wine and Yoga together, a match made in heaven. Yoga is about being totally in the moment, enjoying where one is, and not worrying about what is coming next. Our class is a night of training the mind and the body.
 
Yoga and wine has been our passion for many years and we have found a way to bring them together. We created classes that combine your love for a healthy lifestye with learning about wine. Our “Winoga” classes are small private affairs where you will stretch, bend and sweat until you are feeling great and relaxed. Then sit back and enjoy tasting our specially selected wines and foods that fit your healthy lifestyle.
 
• Like yoga, wine is a practical education – one must keep tasting in order to develop a palate and the ability to discern the flavors and nuances of wine.
 
• Yoga and wine both have a rich history dating to 6000 BC.
 
• Every class is different and everyone will have their own unique experience each time.
 
• Connect with others through the pleasures yoga, wine, or amazing food, is to contribute positively to your own life and others.

 
I live a balanced, healthy, active lifestyle and I enjoy the finer pleasures in life, like an amazing glass of wine.
 
From that first swirl of wine I use my senses in a similar way — from experiencing the aromas, to noticing how the wine begins to open up. I am fully present in each moment.
 
 

Wine Class Beginner


 
 
 
Wine 101 Foundations of Wine $75.00
 
A practical introduction to enjoying wine.
 
The Wine 101 Foundation Course has been developed by our leading wine instructors and is exclusively offered by Wine Voice. If you want to learn about wine, this class is an accessible introduction to the world of wine and assumes that you have only very basic or no previous wine knowledge. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will boost your wine confidence and be able to embark on a deeper exploration of the exciting world of wine.
 
This course is designed to give you a good foundation in wine, from the main styles to how it is made and much more! You will gain insights into the basics of grapes, regions and wine production as well as learn about wine and food pairing techniques.
 

Topics Covered in this Class:
• An introduction to wine
• Styles of wine
• Grape growing sustainable vs. orgainc
• The main grape varieties
• How wine is made
• The main wine regions of the world
• Storing and serving wine
• How to taste wine
• Food and wine pairing
 
DETAILS
Greeting
Introductions of Instructor and staff
Wine Basics: Opening, Pouring, and Tasting Wine
Serving, Handling, and Storing
Old World vs New World
Wine Tasting
Wine Varietals (First wine)
Wine and Food
Wine Regions (Second wine)
Sustainable vs Orgainic (Third wine)
Buying, Ordering and Collecting
 
Closing
Wine Parties
Meeting and socializing with your fellow attendees.
Wines
A Wines Quality is Determined in the Glass...

Wine Class Old World


 
Old World Wines $125.00
 
Discover wines from the Old World Vineyards.
 
Discover French, Spanish, and Italian Wines, an ideal way to introduce the world’s best wines to those who are just getting started on their wine journey or who are expanding out of their comfort zone into the sometimes daunting wines of Europe. It is specifically designed for people who have a basic knowledge of wines, and to those in the wine service or sales industry to jump-start their careers, but it’s also a great way for consumers and aficionados to get a quick initiation in Old World Wine Knowledge.
 

Topics Covered in this Class:
• Key Red Grape Varieties
• Key White Grape Varieties
• Wines Named After Grape Varieties
• Red Wines Named After Places
• White, Pink, Sparkling, and Dessert Wines
• The magnificant terriors and the unique soils
 
DETAILS
Greeting
Introductions of Instructor and staff
Wine Basics: Old World Wine Regions
History of WInes of the Old World
French Wine (two wines served)
Pairing French wines with food
Italian Wine (two wines served)
Pairing Italian wines with food
Spanish Wine (two wines served)
Pairing Spanish wines with food
 
Closing
Old World wine regulations and labeling
Meeting and socializing with your fellow attendees.
Wines
A Wines Quality is Determined in the Glass...
 
 

Wine and Yoga Classes


 

Wine and Yoga Classes $75.00

 
1. It's all about doing what feels good.
Yoga practice emphasizes focusing on what feels good for the body, learning how to enjoy wine contributes to the same process. Like yoga, wine is a practical education – one must keep tasting in order to develop a palate and the ability to discern the flavors and nuances of wine. A balanced, healthy, active lifestyle and enjoy the finer pleasures in life, like an amazing glass of wine.
 
Mindfullness: From that first swirl of wine I use my senses in a similar way — from experiencing the aromas, to noticing how the wine begins to open up. I am fully present in each moment.
 
2. There's an opportunity for exploration.
Learn to enjoy everything about a good glass of wine. From the color and aroma, to the taste and mouth feel, and the way it compliments any meal. The process of choosing a bottle of wine for the evening is like choosing what style of yoga to practice during the day.
 
3. You feel connected to the energy of others.
One of the best ways to practice yoga is with a friend or loved one on the mat next to you. This is also the best way to enjoy wine! Practicing yoga alone is not the same as feeling connected to the energy of someone next to you.
 
Sharing in the enjoyment of a beautiful glass of wine with others only enhances the experience. To connect with others through the pleasures of life, be it yoga, wine, or amazing food, is to contribute positively to your own life and theirs.
 
4. A healthy lifestyle is established.
It’s well known that yoga helps foster a healthy lifestyle. From building strength to relinquishing stress, yoga can contribute to your wellness. There is plenty of research that indicates a glass of wine can contribute positively to your health. Studies have shown that drinking a glass of wine promotes longevity and is also good for your heart. Science also says that red wine consumption can help you lose weight. Everything in moderation helps contribute to your health, so practice yoga without going overboard and drink wine without doing so in excess and you'll achieve a life well-balanced.
 


DETAILS
Yoga first, hydrate second, enjoy food and wine third.
 
Greeting...
Warm up, stretching and breathing
One hour yoga
Ten minute cool down and hydration
 
Wine class begins...
First, a short wine introduction, get to know the selected wines their characteristics, origin and history
Tasting the first wine and food pairings
Second wine selection and food pairings
Third and final wine selection and socializing with your fellow attendees.
 
Wines...
A Wines Quality is Determined in the Glass...
 

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