As we have talked about before in this blog, wine tasting events are a great, inexpensive way for people to taste and learn about wines they may not have tried before. What could be better than going to a wine tasting where you were able to drink wine AND all the money you spent to […]
In this second part of our series on Wine Lists Carl presents his tips and tricks on dealing with wine lists and we walk you through how to order from a wine list. Don’t fear the wine list, read Carl’s tips here…
Wine lists are one of the items that can quickly strike fear into a grown person. Restaurant patrons, including many of my friends, dread the thought of dealing with a wine list. In part one of this two-part series we will discuss: What is a wine list? How are they organized? What is a good wine list […]
There must be something special to be said about spending an evening in a beautiful garden with friends and a glass of wine. For the last three years, Mrs. Tiedemann and I have had the pleasure of attending the Elkhart Wellfield Botanic Gardens Annual Dinner. Our attendance at this wonderful summer evening event was through […]
Plain and simple: Wine decanting is a controversial topic. As in most cases with wine, it comes down to your personal palate and enjoyment. In this blog post I break down the why (sediment removal, aeration and presentation) and then teach you how to properly decant. Enjoy!
A Review of the 2002 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon When you are as passionate about wine as I am, it’s difficult…well almost impossible…to keep me out of the wine section of any store I visit. Such was the case back in 2007 when I was wandering through the aisles of the wine section of […]
When I started this blog, one of the items on my list of goals was to increase the awareness of chefs and the many great recipes they create and, of course, the wines these chefs pair with them. Secondly I wanted to create a library of recipes for everyone’s enjoyment. Today we meet Executive Chef Brian Steinway…
It is said that the good times flow at wine dinners. After falling off dramatically in the past recession, it seems that wine dinners are quickly regaining their popularity these days. More and more restaurants are hosting wine dinners. And why not? Wine dinners that are done properly can be, and are, great fun, educational […]
When my daughter Elizabeth and I put on our wine distributor hats, one of the fun things we get to do is work (I say ‘work’ tongue in cheek) wine tastings and wine dinners. In today’s post we are going to explore the top tips to help you get the most out of wine tastings. […]
This blog is dedicated to discussing the three wines that I am a vintner of: the Glenwood Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc and my flagship wine, the Tiedemann Signature Series red wine. I make these wines with winemaker Brian Nuss (the Glenwood Cellars wines) and winemaker Sean Larkin (the Tiedemann Signature Series) […]
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 […]