Q: What serving temperature do you recommend for FishEye wines?
A: For red wines, room temp is fine, about 65º F/ 18º C. If the weather is really warm, we stick a red wine in the fridge for about ten minutes before serving. It’s very refreshing! Light reds, White Zinfandel and full-bodied whites are most flavorful slightly chilled, around 57 º F/14 ºC. Crisp whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio taste best chilled to 52 º F/11 º C. Note: Over chilling numbs a wine’s aromas and flavors.
Q: How should I store FishEye wines before we drink them?
A: Since light, heat and vibration break down wine quality, keep purchased wines in a dark cool place, such as a cellar, or closet, rather than in a warm well lit kitchen. A constant temperature is just as important as a cool temperature, and the FishEye wine cask is designed to resist fluctuations.
Q: How should I store FishEye wines after opening?
A: Once opened, refrigerate both red and white wines to keep them as fresh as possible. Take the reds out of the fridge about an hour before serving. With the FishEye cask you have it easy! (see below for how long wine will last once it is open).
Q: How long will opened wine last?
A: Red wine in an opened bottle will last one or two days. White wine in an opened bottle in the refrigerator will last about four days. And, get this: both red and white wine in the FishEye cask will last up to six weeks! That’s right six weeks! Independent studies show that the last glass is just as fresh as the first.
Q: Can I cook with FishEye?
A: Absolutely! That’s the beauty of having a well crafted wine worth twice the price. You can be generous to your recipe and still have wine for YOU the cook!
Q: Where can I find FishEye wines in my area?
A: FishEye wines are broadly available wherever wine is sold. Visit our “find” page to locate your nearest retailer that carries FishEye wines.
Q: What is the nutritional information for FishEye wine?
A: Nutrition Info, per 6.0 oz/187 ml glass of wine:
Calories: Chardonnay has about 145, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon each have 140 calories per glass
Carbohydrates: Chardonnay has about 4 grams per glass, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon have about 5 grams per glass.
Sulfites: All grapes have a small amount of sulfites, and a minimal amount is added at the winery. No more than 300 ppm, or .03% is allowed in wine by law.
Gluten: Wine is not known to contain gluten, but we recommend you consult your doctor if you have a concern.
Q: How long should I age my wine before we drink it?
A: FishEye wines are crafted and cellared in our winery, then released ready to enjoy the day you buy it. Reds will be good for up to a year after you bring them home. Whites and rosés are best served within a couple of months of purchase.
Q: How much wine is in the FishEye box?
A: Each 3.0L cask contains the equivalent of four 750ml bottles or two 1.5L bottles of FishEye Wine.
Q: Is FishEye cask the same blend as found in FishEye wine in the bottle?
A: Yes, it is exactly the same wine.
Q: If it is the same wine, why is the cask format cheaper?
A: Bottles, corks, capsules and labels run between $1 – $3 per bottle, where as the average cost of producing the Cask is closer to 70 cents per package. With size come economies of scale, economies that we choose to pass onto the consumer.