Wine Blog

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

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

The Zinfandels of California
Zinfandel hasn’t always been the most popular kid in school but the state of California has helped to bring it to life. The Zin is a big, bright red wine that’s planted in 10% of all California vineyards. It’s got a pretty high alcohol content, one of the highest on the market, but that comes - Read More

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Virtual Tasting with the Iconic Robert Biale Vineyards
  We’ve recently kicked off our virtual tastings so we can still take you on tours of our favorite vineyards, and it’s been so much fun! If you haven’t had a chance to tune in, here’s a quick rundown of our virtual day trips: A tour of the grounds and behind the scenes peeks at - Read More

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Virtual Day Trips to Wine Country!
One of our favorite events to host is our Day Trips to Wine Country, which we usually would have started by now. Of course, Mother Nature has had other plans, but have no fear, we’re still taking day trips! Virtually!  During these virtual adventures, we’ll take you inside and behind the scenes at some of - Read More