Wine Club Blog
Welcome to the Gold Medal Wine Club Blog. Below you can peruse our most recent wine blog posts with engaging topics ranging from frequently asked Wine Wizard questions published in our Gold Wine Club newsletter, to even some fun wine tips and tricks! Discover wine tasting guides, recipes and more to grow your wine knowledge that will impress even the snobbiest of wine snobs.
Interested in a topic we haven’t covered yet? Email us with an idea or question about wine and you may see it appear in our next blog post!
A Glass a Day: A Defense for Wine
Wine will not make you fat...I repeat...wine will not make you fat. That’s the good news. And the bad news? There is still a significant portion of the population who either doesn’t know or refuses to even entertain the notion that wine might actually not be the masked bandit sabotaging the tracks of your habits in an attempt to derail the train of your dietary lifestyle.Read more...
Members Only: Thoughts on the Wine Club from a Former Manager
Picture this: You’ve just finished tasting an absolutely excellent selection of wines at an absolutely beautiful winery with an absolutely delightful host as your guide and you are feeling absolutely fulfilled with your decision to abandon the lonely ‘office space’ that is your apartment dining room.Read more...
The Odd, the Obscure, and the Unique Jobs of the Wine Industry
“Don’t you know what I do for a living?” If asked this question by a member of the wine industry, don’t be surprised if the answer is something other than ‘sommelier’. Similar to the product, the selection of jobs, professions, and gigs which revolve around the wine trade are suited to taste, offering a variety of roles for a variety of qualified people.Read more...
How To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew
We’ve all been there. You’re at a friend’s house or on a Sunday picnic and you go to open your favorite bottle of wine - perhaps one of the bottles from your most recent Gold Medal Wine Club shipment - and you suddenly realize you forgot the wine key, otherwise known as a corkscrew or a bottle opener, or maybe the bottle is unconventionally capped with a crown or wax seal.Read more...
Wine, Decanted: An Inside Look Outside the Bottle
So, you’re thinking of decanting your wine? Whether you’ve just poured your first glass or have poured over the literature for years, decanting is a practice, simple yet elegant, that can be done at home as well as in-house. Just select any one of those bottles from your Gold Medal Wine Club shipment and put that wine to work for you!Read more...
Wine Wear: The Unauthorized Wine Tasting Style Guide
In a world and a time where options seem just short of limitless, it is safe to assume that there isn’t a person out there reading this who hasn’t asked or been asked the question: What should I wear? And, if you're a wine lover, the same goes for "what to wear while wine tasting?"Read more...
Pop! Culture: Wine Cork Crafts
It is a truth historically demonstrated and universally accepted that the artist often finds inspiration at the bottom of a bottle...however, what if you could find that very same inspiration at the top?Read more...
Beyond a Tasting Room: The Best (Unexpected) Places to Taste Wine
Where can’t you buy a glass of wine these days? From vending machines to cat cafes, wine is finding its place on the shelf and in the hands of customers not seen in previous years.Read more...