Elizabeth V. Harple is a full- time high school English teacher and a part time wine snob. Okay, maybe full time both. She successfully completed the Level Three Award in Wine and Spirits from the WSET in 2014 and holds a MA in Gender and Cultural Studies as well as a MAT from Simmons College. Elizabeth hosts tastings and private winery experiences at Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery and Travessia Winery in Massachusetts. She always brakes for a glass of Champagne or a visit to a new winery off the beaten path with her husband Lee and their dog Bella.
Champagne is the much talked about, much written about, much enjoyed ambrosia from the gods. So, what makes Champagne so special? In this post, we will explore how Champagne is made, and attempt to uncover the sweet mysteries behind this magical beverage that makes us all love it so much. Let’s dive right in with some of the most important things to know about the bubbly beverage that will improve any day of the week.
Today, my goal is to help demystify wine tasting. Because honestly, tasting wine is the easiest and most enjoyable part of wine appreciation! So grab a glass of your favorite (or soon to be favorite wine) and give this method a try.
So, you want to feel fancy and enjoy a glass of wine AND know how to talk about it. No problem! How to be a Wine Snob will walk you through all the various aspects and fundamentals of tasting and evaluating wine. The main goal is to demystify wine and make it enjoyable and fun for everyone while helping you figure out how to talk about and understand what YOU like. There are five major terms that you will hear any wine snob discussing when considering a glass of wine.