Bottle Shock: Is it a thing?

Bottle Shock: Is it a thing?

- Katie Delaney - Drink

Grapevines shut down at 96 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s so hot, and there is so much stress on the vine, that they just decide to stop working. This is the proverbial “up yours” to the sun and the grapes temporarily stop ripening.. Read more
Meet The Grape: Airén

Meet The Grape: Airén

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Airén is the most widely planted grape variety in the world, so you might wonder why you have never heard of it before. That's because it is mostly consumed locally in Spain and you don't see many bottles of it on U.S shelves. Fun fact: Airén is also used to make brandy.. Read more
The Many Shades of Chardonnay

The Many Shades of Chardonnay

- Katie Delaney - Drink

Chardonnay is arguably the most well-known and widely planted white grape in the world. We’ve seen new world Chardonnay rise and fall and ebb and flow, often trending as the shining star of the wine world and then falling into an abyss of consumer displeasure.. Read more
Harvest: Time To Crush It

Harvest: Time To Crush It

- Grant Ebert - Drink

Making wine is easy. Anyone can snag some grapes off the superstore shelf, squish em up in a painters bucket, cover it up with cheese cloth for a couple weeks, and make a little vino. I've seen it. I've done it. Elephants do it (seriously, google that). Making great wine is a different matter.. Read more
This Week, Taste Something Extra-ordinary

This Week, Taste Something Extra-ordinary

- Katie Delaney - Drink

Do you find yourself drinking the same wines all of the time? Do you default to the same kind of wine…that Chardonnay or Cabernet that you’ve had a handful of times…because you’re afraid to make the jump and try something you’re unsure of?  Well, my friend, it’s time to get out of that wine slump.. Read more
Meet The Grape: Mourvèdre

Meet The Grape: Mourvèdre

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Mourvèdre, also known as Mataró or Monastrell is commonly used in blends in France, but when it is on it’s own, makes wines that have soft red fruit flavors and is seductive. It is the M in “GSM” blends that also include Grenache and Syrah.. Read more
Do You Have What It Takes to Own a Vineyard?

Do You Have What It Takes to Own a Vineyard?

- Celeste Manzano - Life

Wouldn’t it be amazing to own a vineyard? To have an abundance of wine at your fingertips and your name on a label sold all over the country, sometimes internationally, for the pleasure of others; not to mention a breathtaking view of endless rows of vines from your doorstep? Sounds like heaven, right? Well, it’s not t.. Read more