Wine has become a huge part of our culture.

From people enjoying it socially, to wine societies, to cooking and recipes – wine is one of the most varied and versatile beverages in the world.

Here, you can build your wine knowledge, learn some tips from us and even find some amazing recipes and pairings for your favorite wines.

The Lighter Side of Wine Decadence

We believe in the lighter side of wine, too!  We know that not everyone who likes wine is a “wine expert” and that’s OK!  Wine & wine tastings should be fun & social.  So, no matter if you are an expert or just know that you “like white wine”, Wine Decadence is the place for you.

Meet our favorite Wine Decadence contributor – Danielle – and her fun & unique look at the world of wines!  Watch all of Danielle’s Videos on our YouTube page!

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Six Steps of Wine Tasting

Want to get the most out of trying a new wine? Follow these six steps:

  1. See. Look at the wine.
  2. Swirl. Swirl it in the glass.
  3. Sniff. Take in the scent of the wine.
  4. Sip. Take a sip.
  5. Swish. Let the wine fill your mouth.
  6. Savor. Enjoy!

What are Tannins?

In wine, tannin is a naturally occurring polyphenol found in the grape and vines that helps give wines their levels of dryness and complexity.

In wine, tannin adds both bitterness and astringency, as well as complexity. Wine tannins are most commonly found in red wine, but some white wines have tannin as well. Want to know how to taste tannin in wine? It usually tastes dry and astringent on the middle and front of your tongue.

Puttanesca Pasta

  • 1 16oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. of tomato paste
  • 1 pkg. of Wine Decadence Puttanesca Mix
  • 3/4 of Piccini Chianta Classico
  • 12oz. of water
  • Capers

Warm tomatoes in a large sauce pan until it begins to simmer. Stir in tomato paste and bring back to a simmer. Add Puttanesca mix and Chianti. Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add capers, turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!