Bottle Shock: Is it a thing?
Grapevines shut down at 96 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the proverbial “up yours” to the sun and the grapes temporarily stop ripening.
Meet The Grape: Airén
Airén is the most widely planted grape variety in the world. However, it is not often seen on shelves but it makes a great crisp wine for a great value.
The Many Shades of Chardonnay
There are many different shades of Chardonnay. From the light and crisp to the rich and opulent, from cool climate Burgundy to the sun kissed regions Down Under, people all over the world have their opinions about this grape.
Harvest: Time To Crush It
An entire year of grape growing and vineyard management funnels into 2-4 months of organized chaos during harvest. The following is a simple guide to how boutique wineries operate during crush.
This Week, Taste Something Extra-ordinary
It’s time to get out of that wine slump. There are too many, millions of wines actually, in the world to be sticking with something vanilla.
Meet The Grape: Mourvèdre
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.
Meet The Grape: Lagrein
Lagrein is a very unique grape varietal that comes from the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Northern Italy. Wines made from Lagrein have a deep inky color and rich jammy fruit flavors that balance out its highly tannic and acidic structure.
Wine Health Benefits 101: Procyanidins
There is an ongoing conversation among wine scientists, marketers and drinkers about the factors in wine that can contribute to good health and anti-aging properties.
Single Vineyard: Does It Matter?
The term single vineyard means that all of the grapes in a wine came from the same vineyard or designated area. You might see “Single Vineyard” on the label or it could have the name of the vineyard listed on the label.
Meet The Grape: Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc is well travelled and loves lots of different cuisines from spicy foods to seafood.
Hot or Not? Proper Serving Temperatures
The temperature a wine is served at can make all the difference. Often times, reds are served too warm and whites are served too cold. So what's the perfect temp?
Introducing Rust Grenache Blanc - A W Collaboration
Club W teamed up with the famed Chef Michael Voltaggio and up-and-coming California winemaker Chris Pittenger to create a unique, two barrel collaboration.