Young daughter gives her father a gift

Great (Wine) Gifts For Dad!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve compiled some great gifts for the wine-loving dad in your life! Wine Decanter, $17-$1000+ A wine decanter is the most industrial, functional of all wine gifts for dad.  It can also become your dad’s next piece of fine art,…

Riedel Stemware Tasting Seminar Recap

At the end of last month, our whole staff had the pleasure of attending the Riedel tasting seminar at Dutton-Goldfield Winery in Sebastopol, CA.  We enjoyed their Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah out of proper and improper stemware (complete with Lindt chocolates for pairing – more on…

Sommelier at work. Confident male sommelier pouring wine to decanter while standing near the wine shelf

Decoded: On Breathing & Decanting

Today we’ll learn about breathing and decanting wine. Most simply put, Breathing is allowing the wine to interact with Oxygen with the cork removed or poured into a decanter.  Decanting is the process of separating the sediment in your wine from the juice you desire (and possibly waited…