When Ancient Egyptians Felt Silly

When Ancient Egyptians Felt Silly

Fun factoid for the day: Ancient Egyptian royals avoided red wine like the plague, because they thought the liquid resembled blood.  Eeeew!  They believed it was the blood of those who battled the gods, and lost.  So not good.  For that reason, drinking wine made...
Clock Is Ticking!

Clock Is Ticking!

Lets talk about wine today!  There’s the misconception that wine is like cheese and women:  they are best when aged.  When actually 90% of wine produced should be consumed within one year.  For those with little patience, that’s wonderful news! There’s no need to wait...
Living Long & Beautifully

Living Long & Beautifully

One of the oldest ladies in the world (unfortunately she’s now past) lived to the crazy age of 122!  She attributed her age to a diet of port wine, olive oil, and 1kg of chocolates a week!  How incredible is that?!?! I dunno about you but I certainly wish to live to a...
Safer To Choose Wine Over Water?!?!

Safer To Choose Wine Over Water?!?!

At one time it was safer to choose wine over a refreshing glass of water.   Before there were sewage treatment, or water filtration options, water could carry some seriously nasty bacteria.  When large groups of people settled in an area, if they did not take care of...
YumBui Knows Great Wine

YumBui Knows Great Wine

During prohibition in the US alcohol was illegal, although folks still found creative ways to either make or buy something they loved so dearly.  I mean, wouldn’t you?!?!? Sometimes things got pretty silly: grape juice mix was sold with the warning “After dissolving...
During An Emergency, Chill Your Wine Quickly

During An Emergency, Chill Your Wine Quickly

Wine emergencies happen; imagine a day you forgot to put the bottle of wine YumBui sent you into the fridge, and you needed a chilled bottle of Chardonnay or Riesling now… what do you do?!?! Well my friend, you do a little science! If you find yourself in this...
Raise Your Glasses!

Raise Your Glasses!

How often are you with your mates and raise your glass to salute them with the perfunctory “cheers?”  It’s such a fun and celebratory act!  Sometimes it’s so important, some meals couldn’t possibly start before everyone touched glasses… that’s pretty...
Toying With Your Preferences

Toying With Your Preferences

In 1997, an experiment found that music played in vino stores affected what people purchased.  It was determined that more customers purchased French wine when French music was played in the store; and when the music switched to German, the German bottle sales went...
Storing Open Wine Bottles

Storing Open Wine Bottles

The moment you uncork a bottle of wine is a moment of no return — when the cork is removed oxygen rushes into the bottle and the party has started! Someday you may find yourself in a situation where you only drink half the bottle and wish to save the rest (I...
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