Wine Education

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Wines Aged in Spirit Barrels
Barrel-aging is a key attribute to winemaking. It’s part of the process that is called élevage, which in French refers to maturing of flavors that happens during bottling and fermenting. Back in the 1600s, the barrel was actually used for storing and while we no longer need to store in the same way, we’ve gotten - Read More

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

The 5 Best Wine Decanters to Buy Right Now
A fine wine is like a prime cut of meat. Sure, it’s beautiful on its own but with the right amount of love and care, it can be extraordinary! There are some wines that can be consumed straight out of the bottle and they are always welcome at our tables but there are others that - Read More

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Italy – Discover the Primitivo Grape
If you’ve heard of Zinfandel, then you are aware (perhaps unknowingly) of its twin, Primitivo. Primitivo has been around for far longer but has gotten much less publicity than it’s fraternal counterpart, the Zin. Currently, the former resides in Puglia, Italy but it arrived there via Croatia somewhere in the 1700s. It went fairly unnoticed - Read More

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

The Wines of Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
We continue on our journey through Italy with a stop in the gorgeous region of Trentino-Alto Adige. This beautiful nook is the northernmost region in Italy, bordering Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Austria.  Technically, it is composed of two provinces that have a complicated political history, but in 1919 Trentino (which was once part of Austria) became - Read More

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

The Wines of Lombardia, Italy
Oh how we love Italian wines! There’s such a diverse variety among the regions of Italy and one of our favorites is Lombardy (Lombardia). This northern region is at the very top of the boot and is mostly inland, which is very different from some of the other popular regions like Tuscany which is coastal. - Read More

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

What is ABV and What are the Strongest Wines?
Have you ever noticed how some drinks hit you faster or give you a buzz where others don’t? Maybe you’re sensitive to shots of liquor but wine is much gentler, or you can throw back multiple beers but if you did it with mixed drinks, you’d be toast. This is because of the ABV, or - Read More

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Italy – The Wines of Liguria
As you have figured out by now, we love Italian wines. The country is just exploding with incredible wine regions that are so unique and delightful, and there’s always something for every palate. Liguria is a coastal region in the top of the boot, just on the border of France. It’s neighbors with Piedmont, Italy, - Read More

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Why Do You Age Red Wine But Not White Wine?
We regularly talk about vintages, and how many years a wine is good for, or how long the vintner aged their wine before selling it. However, you may have noticed we really only discuss this in regards to red wines, not white. So why is this? Why do we age red wines instead of whites? - Read More

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Wines for Christmas 2020
This time of year is usually filled with sparkly parties and big family gatherings and so many delightful events to celebrate and be together with the ones we love. Although the parties are mostly solo, and the family gatherings are virtual, we know how happy we are to have a reason to celebrate!  And, as - Read More