Wine Trends

11.20.09

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Champagne 101

Q:  How long can you store Champagne? A: Champagne should be consumed in 3 or less years. Q: What wine... View Article

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11.18.09

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Ask the Expert

Three Questions for Merrill Bonarrigo, co-founder of Messina Hof Winery & Resort What’s been the biggest change in the Texas... View Article

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11.13.09

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Messina Hof’s Dry White Wines

Wine                               Flavor Components Chardonnay                    Vanilla, Toast, Pineapple,Pear Sauvignon Blanc             Figs, Peaches, Melon Pinot Grigio                     Creamy Citrus, Sesame, Orange Sparkling Wine –Brut     Pear,... View Article

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11.09.09

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Vertical and Horizontal Tasting

Okay, no groaning – this isn’t a geometry lesson! Every wine lover should learn these two terms and how they... View Article

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11.04.09

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The Proper Glasses for your Messina Hof Wine

Red Wines: characterized by the round and wider bowl. The reason – Red wines with larger flavors need to be extend... View Article

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10.30.09

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Decanting Wine

– For red wine, it ranges from traditional to decent but any wine can be decanted. -With decanting, it interacts with the... View Article

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10.12.09

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Why do Wineries plant a Rose bush at the end of the row of grape vines?

The rose bush and grape vine share a close relationship. Some places that vineyards are planted are humid and the vines... View Article

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09.18.09

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Pressing the Grapes

The traditional way of pressing grapes was performed by a foot which was stated to be the best process. It... View Article

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