Wine Education

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

French Wine 101: The Loire Valley
The Loire Valley happens to be one of the largest wine regions in all of France and is such an abundant growing area that it’s known as the “Garden of France.” At almost 190 miles long, the Loire Valley region starts just outside of Paris and runs along the Loire River down to Orleans and - Read More

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

French Wine 101: The Rhône Valley
In this week’s feature of French wines, we’ll be looking at the Rhône Valley in Southern France which exists along the Rhône River. The second-largest wine region in France, the Rhône Valley is split into two sections, Northern and Southern Rhône. Altogether, there are about 30 different appellations between the two areas, totaling over 71,000 - Read More

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

French Wine 101: The Alsace Region
Ah, France. The Mother Land of winemaking, the queen of vino. We stan French wines.  The Old World has so much to offer in the way of wine, and it’s not always because of the flavor or the tastes. There is tradition and history steeped into everything they do which provides a unique richness to - Read More

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Foods that Pair with Rosé
  Well, folks, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and you know what that means! It’s time to bring out the rosé!  Our favorite pink wine, also known as summer water, isn’t as simple as she may seem. Carefully crafted with the skins of red grapes, rosé is gorgeous and wonderful, and lovely - Read More

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