FAQ Friday

Welcome to FAQ Friday, where we’ll be seeking to answer questions we’ve received through the out the week, via mail, twitter, facebook, carrier pigeon, owl post, smoke signals, and any other imaginative way that readers have thought to contact us.

Before we get started, we’d like to get reader feedback. Should we keep Wine Philosophy Friday, or switch to this quick question / answer format?  Let us know!  Thanks!

Why haven’t you featured Wayne Gretzky’s wine? – Mike

Well Mike, unfortunately we’ve been out of Mr. Gretzky’s market, which is near Canada.  However, we’d be more than happy to look for a bottle next time we’re in New York.  If Mr. Gretzky would also like to send us a bottle to tell our readers about, we’d be more than happy to talk about it on the show!

What is considered table wine? – Search

Table Wine is any non-carbonated wine with alcohol between 8 – 15% by volume.

For more information on the various styles of wine, check out our info on styles of wine.

What is the alcohol content in Cupcake Chardonnay? – Search

Alcohol by volume for Cupcake Chardonnay is 12.5% by volume.

Which is drier, Riesling or Chardonnay? – Search

This is actually a bit of a tricky question.  On average, chardonnay will be ‘drier’ than riesling, and this is because chardonnay is very rarely produced as a sweet wine.  Riesling, by contrast, can be either bone-dry, semi-dry, or sweet.  Most rieslings will have some form of labeling to distinguish if they are dry or sweet.

If in doubt about a particular bottle, ask your local wine store retailer, or the waiter if you’re out to dinner!

Got more questions?  Email us on our contact page or leave a comment below!