International Tempranillo Day

Tempranillo is a Spanish red grape variety whose name alludes to its nature of ripening earlier than the other Vitis vinifera of Europe (temprano = early).  Tempranillo has a very, very long history in the Iberian Peninsula, and is most likely as old as the discovery of wine…

Three wine sangrias, both red and white wine, with fresh fruit garnish

It’s National Sangria Day!

A (brief) history of modern day sangria: The desirable beverage’s history stretches far back into the tomes of history, most likely in the Greek or Roman times to a wine-based beverage by the name of Hippocras.  It was often times served warm and could be the origin of…