How Does a Winemaker Know When it's Time to Pick?

How Does a Winemaker Know When it's Time to Pick?

- Katie Delaney - Drink

All year long, growers slave over their vines to ensure optimal vine health and growth. There is pruning, perhaps sprays, and other practices like leaf or shoot thinning, fruit thinning, and overall canopy management. In the end, it all comes down to the harvest…and the decision of when to pick the grapes.. Read more
Have Wine, Will Travel. Lessons Learned on the Road to Great Wine
Cocktail Corner: Refreshing Spritzers

Cocktail Corner: Refreshing Spritzers

- - Drink

Who says you can't have wine and a cocktail? Here are some delicious wine cocktails for those nights when a glass of wine is just not going to cut it. Classic Red Wine Spritzer (PP Spritz) If you want to lighten up your alcohol intake with a refreshing cocktail, wine spritzers are an excellent option.. Read more
Thanksgiving Advice from a Wine Pro

Thanksgiving Advice from a Wine Pro

- Katie Delaney - Food

Stressing about creating the perfect Thanksgiving dinner? Our best advice: just give everyone a big glass of wine and relax. But we get it, you want everyone to have an amazing time so here's our expert wine advice for picking out the best wines and what food your should pair them with.. Read more
How To Impress Your Guests, Just By Serving Wine

How To Impress Your Guests, Just By Serving Wine

- Charlotte Chipperfield - Drink

The holidays are here... and it's likely that in the coming weeks, there will be numerous holiday celebrations that involve wine. Be prepared to wow your guests with your knowledge of wine service with these four tips: 1.. Read more
Meet The Artist Behind Funk Zone

Meet The Artist Behind Funk Zone

- - Life

When we first set out to make Funk Zone, we wanted to create a wine that embodied and evoked the creative attitude of Santa Barbara County. Funk Zone wines are all about pushing creativity and highlighting the amazing fruit that comes from one of California's hottest winemaking regions on the map today.. Read more
Valdiguié, The Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

Valdiguié, The Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

- - Drink

Turkey Day is almost here and one of two things are probably happening: 1) You’re thinking about how fun it's going to be spending time with family, cooking up a great big meal together, and then eating yourself into oblivion! Perhaps the kicker is sharing some good wine at the dinner table with the people you love... Read more