10 Fun Facts About Chenin Blanc!

Today marks Drink Chenin Day 2021, so…you know what to do! While you’re doing that, here are some fun facts about a grape that seemed to all but disappear a few years back, yet thankfully is seeing a bit of revitalized interest of late: Chenin is a very…

May 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: Got some extra cash laying around? Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag. Click here for more. IN THE NEWS: Wine is subjective, we’ve said it here on the blog numerous times. Now the scientists are speaking to it – and…

It’s National Wine Day!

While in our world, every day is Wine Day, today is an actual holiday to celebrate these festivities (officially).  The other 364 days will just have to be a bit jealous unfortunately. So on this momentous occasion, start your festivities by pulling a cork (or two) and getting…

An Update from the Tasting Table

Hey everyone, We wanted to take a moment to announce a few of the amazing deals we have coming this June to the store! Next month we have some incredible selections for the Italophiles on our list (you all know who you are), and while we’ve spent quite…

A Guide to Pairing: Moscato d’Asti

Hot on the heels of International Sauvignon Blanc Day is World Moscato Day! Herein lies our guide for pairing with Moscato d’Asti wines, to be more specific… A bit about Moscato d’Asti: Likely born in Egypt, traced back documented to the Greeks, Muscat grapes might be one of…

A Guide to Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc

Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day! A global holiday for a global grape, but what to eat alongside it!? Well, per usual, here we go! A bit about Sauvignon Blanc: Sauvignon Blanc is the mother of Cabernet Sauvignon (the father being Cabernet Franc), and is wild by name and…

April 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: When Smoke Gets In Your Wine. Click here for more. In the News: US Wine Is a Mess, Here’s How to Fix It. Click here for more. Napa Officials Plan to Spend $42.5 Million to Reduce Wildfire Risk. Click here for more. The 2020 Grape…

A Guide to Pairing: Malbec

Happy World Malbec Day! Today we’re celebrating this momentous occasion with another installment in our pairing series.  Without further ado… A bit about Malbec: While one of the notorious blenders of Bordeaux, Malbec’s fame actually came from its second home – a move to survive the phylloxera outbreak…

Musings on the Movement of Talent

It’s no wonder a globally recognized region such as Napa Valley attracts top winemaking talent – from a global perspective.  The same can be said for Willamette Valley in Oregon, or specific sub-appellations of Sonoma in California, but none more so than Napa Valley. It’s also worth pointing…

March 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: The Ever Given is on the move (finally!). Click here for more. In the News: “Hispanics In Wine” organization seeks to empower Latin and Latinx wine communities. Click here for more. 20 years after his death, celebrated wine writer Tom Stockley’s daughters have published his…