Let's explore the kosher wine market. World-class wines, Israel's wine-growing history, hechsher labels, and Liquid Kosher wines. Read more here.Read More »
Have you ever thought about building a wine portfolio? Here are a few guidelines and tips on collecting wine, storage advice, and cellar inventory management tools. Read more here.Read More »
Wine terroirs are fascinating areas of the world that balance its natural environment to produce different varieties of wine. It's hard to deny that there aren't flavor constructs that embody a wine's region and can't be replicated elsewhere. But what makes a particular region special to the production of wine? Read our article here.Read More »
With every industry he has entered, Stanton Barrett has excelled. The Indy/NASCAR driver, stuntman, and movie extraordinaire can now add wine connoisseur to his repertoire. Why would you think any differently about his collection of wines fashioning his family's name? Their first year vintages won 9 metals of 10 wines entered. I'd call that a success. Learn more about Stanton Barrett Family wines in our monthly Vineyard Spotlight.Read More »
Yes, vineyards are beautiful to visit. But what if you're looking for a wine experience that is a little more unique and off the beaten path? Here are a few unique wine trips that are sure to impress your friends.Read More »
To get a pulse on where the best American wine regions rest, look no further than the collaborative efforts at State of Mind wines. Flavor notes from the Napa, Yakima, and Willamette regions all bring their own blend of uniqueness. Read more about what each wine terroir brings to the table here.Read More »
How did Yahyn start? Well, at a restaurant ordering wine of course! Read about how dinner and drinks led to liquor and clinks in our newest article here.Read More »
There are some hilarious memes out there for every wine occasion. Here are a few of our favorites! Share them with your drinking friends, you lushes.Read More »
Turning water into wine. With sommeliers impacted by Covid, Yahyn launched sommelier services to hire displaced workers and support the wine industry. Read more about our small contribution to making life a little better for some during the pandemic.Read More »
It's Chardonn-day, ya'll. Spring into summer right. Grab a bottle of white bliss, along with your favorite person (or pet!), and relax with some knowledge about the most popular wine in the world. Read our blog here.Read More »
How do you know a bottle of wine you purchased online is real? Enter the blockchain/NFT world. Read our article here on the rising uses of blockchain technologies to improve the buying and selling of wine. Digital wine provenance is here to stay!Read More »
Like many others, watching the movie Somm got my grape juices flowing. Do I have what it takes to be a sommelier? Was I up for the challenge?
After finishing the movie, I ran to the local CVS and bought a fat stack of flashcards. I printed out questions that might appear on the test. I read through them, flipped them over, challenged my memory, and then promptly tucked them away to never look at them again. Why? Because becoming a sommelier is super hard!
Join us for a three-part series on the road to becoming a sommelier.Read More »
Looking for some wine cellar inspiration? Here are eight unbelievably creative wine cellars across the world.Read More »
Whether you’re dreaming about your own wine cellar—or already have one—here are a few basic tips on making your perfect vino cavern oasis.Read More »
In an industry disproportionately dominated by men, here are some women who seriously know how to drink wine. These amazing brands below have long roots with influential women throughout their history, steering the continued success of their vineyards. Read full article here.Read More »
On International Women's Day, Yahyn would like to show our appreciation to a hard-working and ambitious sommelier, Mel Eitel. For Mel, being able to guide others to the best options for their personal preference in wine is incredibly rewarding. She has such a love for what she does and it shows. Cheers to you, Mel! Read more about her here.Read More »
Self-care is an important part of your life, and we’re going to tell you how to do it in style: wine, bath bombs, facial cleansers, and music! Read our little recipe for relaxation.Read More »
As a sommelier, one of the most common questions I am asked is, “What's your favorite wine?” When I respond with champagne, they are often surprised as if it deserves a separate designation apart from a traditional white or red wine.
Champagne is often improperly categorized as a wine that should only be enjoyed on special occasions like New Years or anniversaries. However, it is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed at any time on its own or as a perfect accompaniment to endless food pairings. It is my pleasure to dispel some of the most popular myths and offer some factoids surrounding my favorite region.
But before we do that, I would like to announce Yahyn's wine of the month....The NV Brut Premier Cru Cuvée Vendémiaire by Doyard!
Read our full article here.Read More »
For a drink made from fermented grapes, wine is a surprisingly complex concoction. Pinning down how it works with your senses and palate is like mastering a Rubik's Cube. It is more than just the taste. A wine can spur a sensory overload with its look, taste, and smell. It even takes some processing on your end to crunch the numbers, thin-slice the data, and determine a simple answer of if you liked it or not. I've got a red wine headache just thinking about it.
Well, let’s look into a few of the wine quiz options and see if you fit nicely inside their wine boxes. Read our article on taking online wine quizzes here.Read More »
So, you’re considering your next wine purchase through an online delivery service. You've come to the right place. There has been a lot of progress in the wine industry over the past decade. Convenience, instant gratification, and ease-of-use are all important aspects of the Wine 2.0 experience. Below are a few of the big players in the wine delivery space that are providing an engaging, unique experience for their community. Read more here.Read More »
Was 2011 Northern California wines a lost year? Or did they force the true vintners to get creative to produce exceptional wines? NYT article perspective. Read more here.Read More »
Seeking a rare bottle, joining a wine club, or attending a virtual wine tasting? There's an online experience for whatever mood you're in. We’ve broken this article into your level of patience, so bear with us! Read more here.Read More »
Chasing that perfect bottle of wine is a fruitful endeavor. When you see a wine that is constantly being recommended, or perfect for your next occasion, don’t let it slip away. Try to get your hands on it. But do you just buy a single bottle or invest in a case? For a lot of people, buying a larger quantity makes more sense.
We’re going to cover the ins and outs of finding your next wine. From knowing your palate to finding that perfect price point, here are our guidelines for buying that next bottle (or twelve!).
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Right now, the direct-to-consumer market in the wine industry is only around 10%. Yahyn is looking to change that with a marketplace for any wine drinker—oenophile or novice—to browse through and buy directly from any vineyard that they want. Who needs the three-tiered system when the majority of vineyards can handle their own sales? Read more here.Read More »
At Yahyn we empower our users to find the perfect bottle of wine for their perfect occasion, we are able to do this in couple of different ways. Discovery based on recommendation is a great way to experience new wines and who better to curate a list other than one of our top Yahyn sommeliers. This is a list curated by one of our Sommeliers Niccolo Andres Saltarelli.Read More »