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History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...
History of the grape: Palomino is split into three types: Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez and Palomino Basto. All of...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
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This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panoply of Thanksgiving table wine suggestions over the past ten years. There was the time we assured you that Thanksgiving wines wouldn't break your bank. In fact, we've discussed Thanksgiving value wines time and time again. We've been here for you during Tha... Read More
The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within one to five years. This is a natural law. Producing wines that can sit in the cellar for decades is time-consuming and expensive. There is a time and place for wines that age and adventurous palates are required. Most all age-worthy wines will have high acid, tannin, ... Read More
White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a good chance that you are surfeit with white wine by now. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. Summer calls for diaphanous red wine grapes that allow fresh fruits to shine without the deep, dar... Read More
I have a little catching up to do. Saturday we had friends over and decided to do a real Bistecca Fiorentina. Before hand, we harvested kale from the garden (and a HUGE cucumber that was actually incredibly tasty). We roasted vegetables over an initial fire for a kale salad and a quinoa salad, then waited for the friends to arrive. We starte... Read More
I've had this in my possession for awhile now and don't know a whole lot about wine; is there anything special about this wine? Read More
After a tryst with the new girl in town, several Bay Area wineries are going back to their first love. This past Thursday, the San Francisco Business Times ran a story about wineries making the switch from synthetic closures to cork after two-stepping a few songs with the synthetic Siren. Reporter Chris Rauber approached the shift through the e... Read More
"When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's amore."As we ate our breakfast on Sunday morning at the Imperial Hotel in Amador City, the soundtrack subtly changed. Last night at dinner and halfway through breakfast, the soundtrack was from the same era, but Sam Cooke sent us, and Ray Charles warned us about women. This morning, with... Read More
Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More
Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?! :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More
Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner? I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia. This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More