There’s more to pouring wine than unscrewing the cap and tipping the bottle. Follow these tips for the perfect pour.
Did you know that the high-end corkscrew preferred by professional sommeliers started as a simple farmer’s knife? Learn more about how these corkscrews evolved.
Ever since glass-blowing technology allowed humans to begin storing wine in glass bottles (as opposed to terracotta amphoras and wooden barrels), they have been sealed with cork to safely age. Even with the invention of the screwtop, or Stelvin, closure, most tend to prefer the traditional “pop” of a cork when opening a bottle of [...]
A Farmer’s Tool What once started as a simple farmer’s knife is now one of the most sought-after urban tools—and status symbol—to ever come out of France. The name Laguiole (pronounced, lah-yole), comes from a village in the middle of the Aveyron region of France, where the original knives were first made in 1829 by [...]
Father’s Day is just around the corner. You did remember didn’t you?…DOH! Well, you still have time to get him something—no, not another funky Jerry Garcia tie or bottle of Old Spice cologne. If dear old Dad is a wine lover, get him something he really wants. A gift from IWA shows Dad just how [...]