Join us today as Brian Freedman introduces to the Gold Medal Wine Club. This club offers several wine club assortments to choose from including a pinot noir club. Brian talks about several of the wines including a 2006 Perry Creek Zinfandel. See why a wine club can be a great way to experience a variety of high quality wines.
Pessagno is a well respected establishment that hails from the Monterey and San Benito counties of California. Focusing on back-to-back years, 2005 and 2006, Brian is able to analyze the different flavor profiles a year
Wine lovers are famously in-tune with the nuances of food and beverage. Wine, being complex and dynamic, provides drinkers with a different experience every time they open a bottle. Unfortunately, due to its alcoholic nature, wine is only appropriate at certain times of day. What else could capture wine lover’s attention in the same way? Host Brian Freedman contends that coffee is answer. Discussing high end coffee’s from Jax Coffee House, Brian compares the diverse tasting palate that good coffee provides. If wine owns the nighttime, certainly coffee is king all day!
Germany's most famous wine is Riesling... but what happens when Americans take a stab at it? Join Brian Freedman as he pits two American Rieslings against each other in a full on tasting challenge. More wine videos are available at www.ClassicWines.com.
Brian Freedman is extra sweet in today's episode as he guides you through the ins and outs of dessert wines. Dessert wine, which is interchangeably referred to as sweet wine, is often mistaken as something that must be enjoyed accompanying dessert. This false assumption can lead the unsuspecting wine drinker astray, as too much sweetness can overload the palate. Depending on style and alcohol level, certain sweet wines can be enjoyed on their own or with contrasting food elements.
California may be most well known for Cabernet Sauvignon, but host Brian Freedman doesn't want you to forget about the Pinot Grigio either. Pitting two California Pinot Grigio's against each other, Brian examines a significant contrast in production style, and how that comes through on the palate. Sampled today are the Estancia 2007 Pinot Grigio and the Tangent 2006 Pinot Gris.
Wine bottles come in many shapes and sizes, and as wineries seek to create new trends, new styles develop. But, no matter what, there will always be a few classic bottle styles that will always stay in fashion. Today, Brian Freedman examines Burgundy and Bordeaux – two of the most historic varieties of wine.
Don't be afraid to break old habits! It may seem easier to run down to your local state liquor store, but the truth is buying wine online is the easiest and most cost effective way to get the bottles you want. Watch as Brian Freedman guides you through helpful hints on getting the most out of your online shopping experience.
Host Brian Freedman guides you through the sometimes complex process of reading a wine label. Grapes…vintages…producers…regions…there is a lot to know when picking out a bottle of wine!
Two of wine's biggest personalities go head to head in this Sommelier Smackdown. Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV and Brian Freedman of Classic Wines TV engage in a four-part food and wine pairing competition.