Food and Wine Pairing

The Wino’s Guide to Food and Wine Pairing

Food is good. Wine is better. Food and wine are best. But which food and wine go best together? In this post we’ll cover the different types of wines and which foods pair best with each. Popular Varietals White Wine Pairings Chardonnay: A full-bodied white wine, Chardonnay grows best in the Burgundy region of France (its […]

Port Wine at Home Wet Bar

Know your port: A beginner’s guide

Port wine; it has a somewhat bad name. Stereotypically the reserve of the older generations, it’s sweet, rich taste makes it the perfect after-dinner refreshment but is sadly dismissed by those who don’t know what they’re missing. If you’ve neglected this delicious and delicate drink in the past, now is the time to correct your […]

Stemless Champagne Flutes

Types of Wine Glasses for Beginners

Sure we all have a glass of wine every now and again, but how do you really enjoy a glass of wine? Wine experts have many theories on how to make wine taste better, but one thing they can all agree on is the type of wine glasses you use make a big difference. Each […]

Wine Aerator

Choosing The Best Wine Aerator

They say what you don’t know can’t hurt you, and while popping open a bottle of your favorite red wine five minutes before you drink it won’t hurt you (that is, unless you nail yourself in the eye with the cork), wine experts would argue that what you don’t know about aerating wine properly can most […]


3 South American Wine Regions To Visit Before You Die

Mention “fine wine regions” to most people and you’ll get a few responses… Bordeaux, Napa, Burgundy, etc. But what about South America? While aficionados have been “in the know” for years now, regular wine drinkers – the types who don’t sniff and spit – are just coming around to South American wines. With Chile leading […]

high class wine

Napa Valley: The Lowlife Guide to High Class Wines

I’m a lowlife. I enjoy eating with my fingers… drinking cold beer in questionable establishments… and hanging out at the track with other lowlifes. And you know what? I’m OK with that. But sometimes even lowlifes thirst for a taste of “the good life.” Where we could swirl aged Cabernet Franc in a crystal glass, […]

World History of Wine

The World Wide History of Wine

  Wine is as old as civilization, agriculture, and fine cuisine. In fact, it is nearly as old as humanity itself. Wine is fascinating especially when you look at how many brands have been created since that first bottle. The History of Wine in the Middle East The first production of wine is believed to […]

Wine for Beginners

Wine for Beginners

If you have a real passion for wine, then you can be considered a wine enthusiast. But to be a real enthusiast, you need to have the relevant knowledge about wine when it comes to storage, serving and tasting practices. These days, wine adventures are not just for the wealthy and elite members of society, […]

Champagne Toast

Champagne: How It’s Made

  The New Year is just around the corner, so we at HomeWetBar thought it would be great to spend a bit of time on how everyone’s go-to New Years drink is made. Cheers! Hand-harvested grape bunches arrive to the press and are immediately pressed. Since it is a white wine method made with mostly […]

Port Wine Cellars at Home Wet Bar

How to Make Wine At Home

Equipment You can find everything you need for wine making these days with a wide variety of wine equipment offered at hardware stores and home brewing retailers. Much of the necessary equipment is dealt with below, but firstly let’s look at what it can be made of. Most important, whatever equipment you are using, remember […]