Top two wine tips – and more Fox Business!

foxbiz1226 Cara, who runs the green room (or whatever that waiting room is called) for Fox Business, asked me a great wine question when I was on the station in December. Instead of asking me for a specific wine that she might or might not be able to actually find, she asked me for on how to get the most out of wine. Nice! Context! You know I love that.

So I asked her whether she meant actually consuming wine or finding wine. She said both. So here’s what I said:

1. Spend a little extra on good stemware! You don’t have to break the bank since, undoubtedly, the glasses themselves will break at some point. But they can elevate modest wines and do fine wines the appropriate justice. Ravescroft has some good crystal stems starting at $10. And our house staple, as I’ve written before, is the Tritan Forte, which is “impact resistant” thanks to titanium infused in the lead-free crystal.

2. Find a good independent wine shop! You can read all you want about great sounding wines on blogs or in the paper but unless you can actually try the wines, your fun is severely limited. Work with an articulate member of the staff to find wines that you like.

You can read more about these suggestions–and more!–in my new book A Year of Wine: Perfect Pairing, Great Buys, and What to Sip for Each Season. If Cara asked you for your top two general wine tips, what would you tell her?

Also, the first segment I did on Fox Business over the holidays has just unearthed from the great video vault somewhere (although the poor audio and video quality makes it look like I was in a witness relocation program). “Enjoy!”

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3 Responses to “Top two wine tips – and more Fox Business!”


  1. I love my Triton Pure Glasses, when I went to buy them the lady in the store is like they don’t break and begins to tap it on the counter pretty hard.

    Oh you should add a decanter (UFO shaped I prefer) for like 10 bucks throw the wine in there for an hr and keep like a glass in the bottle and then drink it and then pour some from the bottle. comparing the evolution is really cool


  2. Tyler, what’s your favorite independent wine shop in NYC? I understand if you can’t answer on the comments because you’d prefer not to openly endorse any specific shop.


  3. Hi Dylan,

    No problem! I have red pins in my map of NYC wine shops with my faves:
    http://www.drvino.com/newyorkwineshops.php


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