I was thinking of bringing an icewine to a dinner party being thrown to congratulate a friend of mine on her newly acquired role in a television series. A lover of sweet wines icewine seemed like a good choice but then I learned there are also sparkling ice wines.What are they like and would this be an appropriate wine to bring? Are they served chilled like a regular white wine and are they served in white wine glasses?
Read more: What is Sparkling icewine?Ask The Wine Ladies April 2014
I am a culinary student and am part of a group project that is looking at cooking with alcohol. What are some of the reasons for cooking with wine, what does it do to the food and does the acidity in wine play a role?
Read more: What are some of the reasons for cooking with wine? Ask The Wine Ladies March 2014
Over the last little while it seems that Spanish wines seem to be popping up at various dinner parties and get-together's more and more. We really enjoyed one of our most recent white wine discoveries called Viura (we think) which we were told was a Spanish wine that cost less than $15.00. Neither my boyfriend or I can remember where it came from in Spain and was wondering if this is the name of an area, a brand name or a town. Any additional info on this wine would be appreciated.
Last weekend my husband and I were invited to a Peruvian restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious dinner and a new drink called Pisco. I had a Pisco sour and my husband had a Pisco on the rocks. We both loved our aperitifs! Can you tell me a little about Pisco and where it can be found? We had never heard of it before but learned it is the national drink of Peru.
Read more: What is Pisco? Ask The Wine Ladies Jan 2014
Around what temperature should we be storing our wines? Do the white wines and red require a different temperature?
Marie, Chicago, Illinois
Read more: Around what temperature should we be storing our wines? Ask The Wine Ladies December 2013