Wine Clubs are a great way to Discover New Wines, Develop Your Palate and Save Some Bucks!
Whether you are just getting started with wine, or an experienced wine collector, Wine Clubs offer many benefits. But how do you choose from the myriad of options out there? Every winery has a wine club. Does that mean you should join 3, 5 or 10 wine clubs from your favorite wineries, for example? That could get a bit overwhelming, very quickly. Read More
“FIGHTING BROTHERS CUVEE”
Recently featured in the Wine Spectator, the article highlights winemaker Jeff Gaffner, stating that he “exemplifies the modern winemaker, joined at the hip with his vines…”
Scot & Jake Bilbro – Marietta Cellars
There are a few wineries that have helped put Alexander Valley in northern Sonoma County on the world stage of wine growing and production. Wineries such as Robert Young, Jordan Vineyards, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Murphy Goode, Stuhlmuller Vineyards, White Oak, and others certainly played a large part in establishing the region as a premier AVA (American Viticultural Area).
But the conversation would not be complete without including Marietta Cellars. Read More
Foley Johnson Vineyards | Santa Rita Hills | Santa Barbara County
Forged from high elevation vineyards in California’s Santa Rita Hills district, an area that’s becoming increasingly known for producing world-class Pinot Noir. Read More
Call it a “Best Buy”, “Customer Favorite”, or whatever, WORTHY SOPHIA’S CUVEE continues to be a Top Selling Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blend, and rightly so. The wine offers a luscious, full-bodied, and concentrated red wine experience that is a proven “crowd pleaser”, at a nominal price point.
Despite selling his PRISONER brand to the the Huneeus Family empire (now known as The Prisoner Wine Company) in 2010, Dave Phinney’s ORIN SWIFT label has been steadily building a loyal fan based following of wine lovers who enjoy rich, “crowd-pleasing”, immensely satisfying wines.
In the latest issue of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the current releases of Orin Swift wines fared extremely well. A stellar example of one of Orin Swift’s white wines is the 2013 MANNEQUIN.
Opening a bottle of wine with a wax top can be a frustrating experience, but it doesn’t have to be.
Instead of attempting to open a wax topped wine bottle in the traditional manner of cutting the foil, or in this case the wax top, there is a much simpler and cleaner solution.
Watch the video
…and you’ll open a wax topped wine bottle like a pro.
Final Vintage from one of Russian River’s finest…
2013 is the final vintage of what many consider to be one of the best kept secrets in the world of ultra-premium Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Considered by many that have tasted these two wines over the years to be California’s version of Grand Cru Burgundy, both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were crafted by Paul Hobbs.
A worker harvests pinot noir grapes at Vyborny’s Game Farm vineyard on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Yountville, California . (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)
As we approach the harvest season in wine country (also known as “The Crush”), hotels, lodges and BnBs start filling up. With all the hustle and bustle surrounding The Crush, harvest season is a very popular time for wine fans from all over the world to make the pilgrimage to the “holy land”.
The next generation of winemakers in Napa Valley are making quite a splash!. These passionate young entrepreneurs are taking what their accomplished parents and grandparents built, adding their youthful energy, passion and creativity, and producing some excellent wines.
The 2013 TAKEN PROPRIETARY RED WINE is an example of the Next Gen wines. It’s a satisfying, reasonably priced, yet serious Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend!