Author Archives for Cate O'Malley

Giving the Gift of Wine


Usually when people give a bottle of wine as a gift, it’s in one of those pricier velvet-style gift bags that get lost before it can get reused, or those metallic ones.  The folks at Random House are offering a new, unique alternative and, best of all, if won’t break the bank.
These Wine Lovers Gift […]

Dispelling Wine Myths


With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, people will be uncorking bottles of wine the world over.  After all, when you think romance, wine is never far behind.  In her book, The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide, author Leslie Sbrocco suggests “a deep red wine such as a sparkling Shiraz” as the perfect drink to celebrate the […]

Seven Cheap Corkage Spots


Apparently I don’t get out much.  Until recently, I didn’t know that some restaurants charge as much as $250 per bottle for their corkage fee.  Excuse me, but that is insane.  As Lettie Teague in Food and Wine magazine asked recently, “What could you get for $250 that you couldn’t for, say, $25?”
The average cost […]

2007 Food Blog Awards


The nomination period for the annual Food Blog Awards has kicked off, and you can go to our main site to cast your nominations. Continue on below for today’s daily content on Wine Sediments.

How to Buy Cheap Wine


Surprisingly enough, you don’t have to spend a fortune when buying a good bottle of wine.  There are many, many good, solid wines at lower price points … leaving you enough money to actually buy food to go with it.  Just in time for the holidays, Parade Magazine recently ran a piece with three secrets […]

Black Dog Mulled Wine


Southern Living magazine recently ran a piece on grabbing celebratory drinks while on the go during the upcoming holiday season. One of the drinks they featured was Black Dog Mulled Wine, a drink hailing from the Chateau Morrisette in Floyd, Virginia. They take a semidry, red wine and heat and infuse it with “cinnamon sticks, […]

Discover Four Heart-Healthy Diets


Have you heard?  Red wine is actually good for you.  Along with a nutritionally balanced diet, of course, and everything in moderation, so says Roger Corder in his book, The Red Wine Diet.  A perfect gift for your fellow wine-lover or to use when planning your next wine tasting party.  In the book, Corder reveals […]

Tag Your Wine With These Hip Charms


A few years ago, wine charms were all the rage.  Heck, they still might be, but I haven’t seen a lot of them lately.  If the wine charm phase was a little too cutesy for you, the folks at Modern Twist have a sleek, hip new charm that may be more your speed.  It slips […]

American Wine Awards ‘07


October marks an important month in terms of American wine — Food and Wine magazine gives out their annual awards for what they deem the best American wines out there.  This is the tenth year of the awards, and a number of new wines popped up on the list, including a few old favorites.  An […]

Heart Wine Stoppers for a Good Cause


Every year, during the month of October, there are a number of pink-hued products that crop up to support breast cancer research.  Being particularly fond of the color pink myself, this is just what I don’t need … more temptation! 
Today’s find comes from the fabulous Red Envelope company — heart wine stoppers. Aren’t they […]