Rosé vs. Blush

Today marks International Rosé Day! Not International Blush (or Pink) Day. So what do we mean by that? “Pink” or “Blush” wines represent (in modern times) sweeter stylings whereas “Rosé” indicates the dry stylings found in the greater areas of Europe.  Now from a labeling perspective, they can…

Judgement of Paris

Today marks the anniversary of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, a blind tasting panel that came to be known as the ‘Judgement of Paris’ – more on that in a moment… Briefly (as there’s tons of excellent documentation on this event available anywhere fine wine books are…

Fumé Blanc?

Today marks a first for Cameron Hughes Wine: Fumé Blanc. So what, pray tell, is Fumé Blanc? In the 1800s Sauvignon Blanc was arriving in America and by 1960 was sadly degraded into a washed up, sweet, indistinguishable wine. Robert Mondavi decided it was time to refurbish the…

The History of Rutherford

Hey Friends! We know you love the Napa Cabernets we are privileged to offer from the famous and highly sought after Rutherford AVA in the Napa Valley – especially at the prices we are able to offer them at. We’re always thrilled when we can close deals on Rutherford…

WA Cabernet Sauvignon

In celebration of Washington Wine Month and International Cabernet Day, let’s take a look at a few Cabs from Washington that made the state internationally recognized. While Washington wasn’t built on a foundation of Cab, Merlot and Syrah, those red varieties have come to dominate in the markets…