On the Hunt: Teroldego

Well, as many of you know, we’ve been poking around quite a bit in Europe over the last few years in search of gems, can’t pass deals, rarities, and oddities.  Many of you know we’ve spent quite a bit of time in Italy specifically, so it’s with a…

On the Hunt: Lemberger

Well, we’ve scored another oddity from the wine world that we’re very excited to share with you. We recently trekked through Washington looking for our usual run of Cabs, Syrahs, Blends, heck, maybe a Merlot or some interesting white wines, but we were fully surprised to see ourselves…

On the Hunt: Rebo

The gifts of Italy continue. We cannot stress how much scouring the globe (and our own backyards) for the finest examples of varieties and terroir expressions, to bring to your door, drives us everyday to keep our eyes, ears, and mouths open to all sorts of opportunities in…

On the Hunt: Pink Prosecco

Yeah, take a sec to let that article title settle in. Yup, pink Prosecco.  Prosecco Rosé?  Sparkling?  Is this for real? Yes.  Yes it is.  And it’s really, really good! Our tour through Italy continues to give us bountiful gifts, as no one was expecting to get our…

July 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: US wines take the win at the 18th annual Decanter World Wine Awards. Click here for more. In the News: Looks like they’ve proven terroir scientifically exists. Click here for more. South African wineries are hurting still from Covid-19, and an ongoing alcohol ban in the…

On the Hunt: Tannat

There’s something going on in Clarksburg… Roughly two or three years back (memory escapes us at this point for the exact timing), we stumbled on a producer in Clarksburg that has somehow miraculously become a bit of a showstopper for us.  European oddities, in CA soil, just outside…

On the Hunt: Grand Noir

No, it’s not a premier bottling of Pinot Noir from some esoteric region.  Nor is it a large black piano. It’s actually a relatively new (using the term “new” here very, very loosely) black-skinned grape variety from France, born from crossing Petit Bouschet with Aramon in 1855 that…

A Guide to Pairing: Sangiovese

Sangiovese, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Brunello, Super Tuscan… A bit about Sangiovese: Known as “The Blood of Jupiter” (Latin: sanguis Jovis).  Full stop.  Pretty epic. Much like Pinot or Nebbiolo, Sangiovese is a terroir star!  Although plantings outside of Italy are practically non-existent at this stage, each region of…

June 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: Things are continuing to heat up in the China-Australia trade conflict, and it looks like wine is still in the crossfire. Click here for more. In the News: These heatwaves are troubling PNW winemakers. Click here for more. Chianti Classico is going the way of…