Wine Education

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Wine Intelligencer: What are Sulfites and Tannins?
Sulfites and tannins have a bad rap. They are said to be the source of “red wine headaches” and tend to be discouraged with the recent rise of organic and biodynamic wines. Let’s talk a little more about what these are and what they actually do for your wine. First, just to clear things up, - Read More

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Wine Intelligencer: How Long Does an Open Bottle of Wine Last?
Last week’s blog was a discussion on how to keep wine fresh once it’s been opened. This week, let’s look at how long that freshness will last after opening. Sparkling Wine Like all carbonated beverages, a bubbly wine isn’t going to last very long once it’s been opened. Once oxygen hits those bubbles, they will - Read More

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Keeping Red Wine Fresh, from Vacuvin to Coravin and Beyond
It does happen. Every now and then you’ll open a bottle of wine that you can’t finish. Maybe you only just want that one glass at the end of the day, or you open something for a friend who isn’t keen on finishing it herself. Either way, it’s very important to preserve the remnants of - Read More

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The Wines of Abruzzo
Located in the mountains of Central Italy along the Adriatic Sea, Abruzzo is one of Italy’s most productive wine regions. Although it’s not as large in terms of vineyard acreage in comparison to other high-yielding regions, Abruzzo pumps out over 22 million cases of wine each year. This is due to the four wine co-operatives - Read More

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

The Wines of Sardinia
Sardinia is a gorgeous island in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea off of the coast of Rome. It’s not often that an island is a featured wine region but the climate of Sardinia is unique and provides a lovely environment for winegrowing. We already know that Mediterranean climates can be very beneficial for vineyards - Read More

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

The Wines of Lazio
Lazio, Italy (or Latium, in Latin) has had a lackluster reputation in the wine world for a long amount of time. There isn’t really anything wrong with the region, but their grapes have just never reached their full potential. For decades, the wines grown in Lazio were simply produced for profit, and quality was pretty - Read More

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

French Wine 101: Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France is one of the most famous wine producing regions on the face of this planet.  The region is, of course, centered around the city of Bordeaux, and is split by the Gironde River, which has two smaller rivers called Dordogne and Garonne. They create an upside-down Y shape, and the two branches of - Read More

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

French Wine 101: Beaujolais
Like all wines of the Old World, this gorgeous wine is named for the region from which it comes: Beaujolais, France. Technically it is part of the Burgundy region (which explains why it’s so lovely!) but the climate is more similar to that of Rhone, and the actual character of the wine is something altogether unique. Thus, - Read More

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

The Lagrein Grape, Another Italian Star
In a tiny region of the Italian Alps sits a place called Alto Adige where the Lagrein grape is produced. This rare red wine is almost 250 times more rare than the Pinot Noir and is only planted on about 1,000 acres in the world. The flavor of a Lagrein is similar to a Syrah - Read More