I don’t believe I woke up one morning and said, “Geez, I think I will make wine in Napa Valley.” The making of my own wines wasn’t an instant inspiration. My desire to make wine came over time; from enjoying a particular taste of wine and the challenge to see if I could make a […]
A couple of the questions I get asked a lot are “What temperature should I serve my wine at?” and “Should I store my wine in the refrigerator?” and “Do I need to chill wines?” First, let me address the issue of storing your wine in your kitchen refrigerator. The common kitchen refrigerator maintains a temperature somewhere between 35 and 38 degrees and it has relatively low levels of humidity as well. As you will see from our guidelines, the optimum temperatures for serving wine range from 45 to 65 degrees. These temperatures are well above the temperature your refrigerator is capable of maintaining…
Welcome to this, my very first posting on my new wine blog: Tiedemann On Wines. I am very excited about the opportunity to launch this new wine blog. I haven’t figured out my posting schedule yet. But in the beginning, I am shooting for two to three postings per month and perhaps more depending on […]
So, why another wine blog, you ask? A great question and one that I have spent some time contemplating in the last month or two. I did a little research on wine blogs and found that there are perhaps a thousand or more out there. What I discovered when I first started collecting wine and […]
Check out this great Artichoke Chicken Pasta from Chef Javier Mendez at McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk in Elkhart, Indiana.
Most of the time we take chefs for granted. We go to the restaurant, sit down and order off the menu. Hopefully we enjoy it and then we go home. I never thought much about what chefs do until one August in 2010 when I was fortunate enough to be Chef for the Day at […]
As I have mentioned before, one of the benefits of collecting wine, or building your own wine cellar, is the ability to go to the cellar and select a bottle of wine that fits your particular mood or palate at that moment. Sometimes that selection might be based on the kind of day you had. […]