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been fielding many common questions over the past four
years about wine tasting at Wines by Jennifer, so we
a basic 'how-to' manual about wine tasting?"
all, an educated wine consumer is our best customer.
with that in mind, this month we're proud to debut
Wines by Jennifer's free wine tasting e-mail course
Days to Expert Wine Tasting", provided free
to all new and existing Wines by Jennifer News subscribers.
a brief excerpt from the course to give you a "flavor" of
what it's all about:
are five basic steps to tasting wine. In this
we will break down one step each day and get you
on your way to
becoming an expert wine taster in no time!
The five basic steps in order are:
3. Sniff (Smell)
we'll start with Step 1, "sight".
is an often-overlooked step in the wine evaluation
Taking the time to observe what you see in your
glass can help you
determine many things about a wine.
begin, hold your glass over a white background
lighting), tilt the glass at a 45* angle, and begin
to examine the
Among the things you should be noticing:
-Is the wine clear and clean, or is it cloudy?
clear and clean wine is usually an indication
of good wine making, while a cloudy
wine could be an indication of faults in the wine.
-What is the wine's color?
white wines, a younger (two years or less) dry
white wine will
usually be pale yellow with light green highlights around the
edges. A sweet white wine is typically more straw to golden in
color. White wines will deepen in color as they age, so by the
time a dry white wine is four years old or so, it will shed its
green tints and become more yellow or golden, then finally
the reds, a young red will range from deep purple
to red in
color. As reds age, they begin to lose their color, turning more
to a brick red or mahogany-brown color.
matter what your level of wine tasting experience,
we're confident you'll find the information valuable.
(And if you agree, please refer your friends to our
website so they can subscribe
to Wines by Jennifer News and receive the course, too!)
however, that there's no substitute for "hands-on" tasting
experience. Of course, the best place to find that
is in our very own Tasting
Room, where you'll find
a brand-new lineup of six wines each week for you to
taste for only $8, along with expert commentary on
the wines from our Tasting Room staff.
next month, Happy Mother's Day to all and enjoy the
Tasting Room Selections
Club Wine of the Month
Club Wine of the Month
of the Month
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Let us host your next Private Party at Wines by Jennifer! We'll design
a party that is perfect for you:
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And Much More!
by Jennifer Wine Trivia Contest
the correct answer by May 31st and win a free wine
tasting compliments of Wines by Jennifer. In the event
of multiple correct answers, the winner will be chosen
by random drawing.
was the first commercial United States winery located?
to last month's winner, Karl Yehle, who was
drawn from several correct respondents who all
the grapes used in French Champagne are Pinot
Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Munier.)
Arbonne Health and
Wellness Products now available at Wines by Jennifer!
ask Jennifer if you are interested in learning more
about this wonderful line of health and wellness products.
Take charge of your health and well-being and treat
yourself right. You deserve it!
by Jennifer Featured Customers
and Roger Lange
have been loyal Wine Club members with us since Day
1. We're sure they are familiar to many of you, because
very few events at Wines by Jennifer are held without
is a rare Tuesday indeed when Sue and Roger
5:00 PM to do their weekly tasting in the Tasting
even plan their weekly dinner menu around the wines
they purchase from that week's
Sue and Roger, we're very grateful to have you as
customers and friends!
just prepared a meal for a family birthday party
in Parkville. I had worked out a menu which
had several courses, including a
roasted buffalo rib eye. Your selection of Castoro
Cellars Fume Blanc for the appetizer course, Napa
for the main course and Selak's Ice Wine were all perfect
just wanted to let you know that the guests were
all very impressed, as was I. It also really
helps to have your choices magnify the dishes I present
to my clientele.
also wanted to say that you meet a much needed niche
in the area.
Greater Kansas City Chefs Association
a testimonial about your experience at Wines
by Jennifer and if we select it for inclusion
in a future newsletter, you'll win a complimentary
wine tasting at Wines by Jennifer.)
"An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France"
product of 35 years spent traveling around the French
vineyards by Englishman Clive Coates,
a highly distinguished and respected wine authority,
book occupies a prominent place in Jennifer's wine
library, and deservedly so. Although primarily a
reference book, it also provides for interesting,
albeit sometimes dry, reading in general.
this comprehensive study of the wines
of France, every single appellation is discussed,
along with corresponding maps showing the villages
of each one in full detail. Coates also examines
the best growers in each area, with star ratings
for the very top estates.
has been officially recognized
by the French government, which recently awarded
him the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite. His books
are widely considered the classic works on their
1985 - 2005, Coates was also the publisher of The
Vine, his independent, award-winning fine wine
from long habit has become an indispensable for
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