10: Cheers to Wine Tasting

The registration booth at the Downtown Milford Business Association's seventh annual Wine Trail was hopping when we got there! We got to visit local shops, and ticket holders sampled wines from all over the world! Also, we found out if you have an arrow pointing to wine, that's all you need to get James' attention.
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For our 10th episode, James and Emily leave the Classy Little Basement to head out to the Downtown Milford Business Association's seventh annual Wine Trail, sponsored by Wines and More! Somehow, we fit more wines than usual into a shorter episode!

We find out different terms regarding wine, like "clippings," "master somm," and "oak-aged." We also get confirmation on a theory we already have: Pinot Noir is a good starter wine (and also the most awesome red, in our opinion). In addition, we learn about a new wine we had never heard of, Verdejo.

James also finds some tips for the optimal conditions for wine tasting ... you know, when you actually want to appreciate the wine, not just drink it after a hard day at work. He also discusses his future plans to age jailhouse wine, and Emily talks about the latitude where wine thrives the best. Who knew that 8 a.m. geography class she was half-asleep for in college would come in handy?!

Shoutout to @wineesquire on twitter, who we've discussed trying to find a good Oregon wine.

Also, if you're from Oregon, we've tried pronouncing your state, but we always feel we get it wrong. Please feel free to let us know the correct way. OR-reh-gon? OR-gahn? OR-gan?

We also recommend you find a great wine store in your area so you can learn more about wine -- not just from us, who depend heavily on Google.

And, we hope you catch our reference to "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" at the end!

Tune in every #WineWednesday for a new episode! Cheers!

The wines featured on this episode:

Entwine Pinot Grigio

Wente Sauvignon Blanc


Estancia Chardonnay

Estancia Pinot Noir

Bodegas Shaya Verdejo

Our sources for this episode:

The Court of Master Sommeliers
Oak Aging and Wine
Best Wines for Beginners