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Know Your Wine Glasses For Your Upcoming Long Island Wine Tours

May 8, 2012

If you’re planning on taking one or several long island wine tours this spring and you’re not exactly a wine expert yet, it may help you to know the different types of glasses wine can come in, and their specific functions. Impress your family, friends, and fellow tour members with your extensive wine glass knowledge!

Wine Glass Material
The best wine glasses are made from either crystal or very thin and preferably blown glass, and must be clear enough to appreciate the color of the wine. The reason behind this is that anything too thick is thought to distort the fine taste; a delicate glass for a delicate flavor. Also thick glass creates a rather thick lip on the rim of the glass, making it harder to properly sip the wine.

Red Wine
The red wine glass has several distinctive features: A very round shape and wide opening to allow the wine to be properly aired out, as well as leaving room for the taster’s nose to fully appreciate the bouquet.

White Wine
The white wine glass is more “U” shaped, as well as taller and more upright. This allows the aromas to be released while maintaining the wine’s cooler temperature. White wine glasses should usually always come with a stem, since you don’t want your hand to come
in contact with the bowl; your body temperature will heat it up.

Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine glasses are often called “flutes” because of their elongated and upright shape. This allows the carbonation to be retained and the flavor to be captured for the taster’s enjoyment. These glasses are used for champagne as well.

Dessert Wine
To serve dessert wine, the glass is usually smaller in order to allow the wine to flow to the back of the mouth to avoid being overwhelmed with the sweetness. Dessert wines also typically have much higher alcohol content, so serving in a smaller glass is usually a good idea.


What Are You Doing This Weekend? How About A Long Island Wine Tour!

April 3, 2012

If you are struggling to come up with weekend plans, exploring Long Island’s many wineries makes for a fantastic excursion. The Long Island wine country is one of the youngest wine regions in the world, and is quickly growing in popularity as a dominant wine haven. New York is edging up to the number three spot for best wine states, right behind California and Oregon. In 1973, this region only had 17 acres of vineyards. Today, they are estimated to be more than 3,000 acres producing some of the best wines the world has ever tasted.

Stretching 120 miles into the Atlantic, the region’s maritime climate, soil characteristics and island geography make for excellent conditions to grow the world’s best varietals. Over fifty wine producers on the island are open for public tours and tastings.

Since Long Island is a suburb of New York, the wineries can easily be accessed by car, but the best way to tour is with a professional wine tour limo service. You will be able to sample your wines as you are driven in perfect luxury from winery to winery, perusing the best Merlots, Cabs, Chardonnays, and Rieslings the region has to offer. You will get a glimpse into how the wine is actually produced, and what climactic and production factors give it it’s unique flavor.

Every Long Island wine tour service is run by a licensed and professional driver, so you can taste as many wines as you want! You will ride in absolute comfort on plush leather seats, watching the gorgeous landscape as it passes by your window. Or if you prefer, every limo has flat screen TVs and an incredible sound system to complement your winery experience.

Make Her Valentine’s Day Extra Special With A NYC Luxury Limousine

February 1, 2012

Guys, it’s that time of the year again. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s never too soon to start making preparations. Valentine’s Day is a day when the sensations of romantic love, fantasy, and eternal happiness are in the air. You can capitalize on this time of year to make your lady fall madly in love with you. Give her a Valentine’s Day she’ll never forget. Pick her up in a NYC luxury limousine to literally sweep her off her feet.

New York City is one of the most vibrant and romantic cities on earth, and there’s no better way to see it than from the luxurious comfort of a new york limo. Your date will be wrapped in a luxury treatment fit for a Queen. Nothing makes Valentine’s Day better than enjoying champagne and caviar with your lady in the deep leather seats of a limousine.

A Valentine’s Day limo is an incredible investment in your emotional happiness and the satisfaction of your other half. Consider the cost of hiring a limo service as an investment in your memories and the strength of you relationship. Neither of you will ever forget your night out on the town, enjoying the sights and sounds from the comfort of your limo. You will always remember the expression on her face when you pick her up. That’s to say nothing of the luxuriously romantic time you’ll have in the back of the limo!

A limo should be a vital part of your Valentine’s Day plan. Many NYC limo companies even offer Long Island wine tours that would be a great addition to your date.