How to open a wine bottle with a wax cap

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...
How to Age and Cellar Wine

How to Age and Cellar Wine

“When should I open that ‘special’ bottle I’ve been saving for that ‘special occasion’?” Or, “How long should I cellar this wine?” The question of how long to hold or age a wine before it reaches it’s peak...

Fires continue in Northeast Napa Valley

With the drought looming larger than ever over northern California, the recent fire on Butts Canyon Road just northeast of Pope Valley continues to remind us that we may be in for long, hot summer. With the fire having spread from Napa County, north into Lake County,...

Meet Miro Tcholakov – Old World Meets New World

  Miro Tchokalov learned about wine at a very young age in his native country of Bulgaria.  Actually wine was just a part of life back in the old country.  As in many parts of the world where rural living requires farming and preserving food, Miro saw first hand that...

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