Grenache, Garnacha, Alicante…

One of the most widely planted grapes in the whole world, Grenache in turn goes by a number of names: Grenache Noir, Garnacha tinto, Garnatxa negre, Alicante, Carignane rosso, Navarra, Redondal, Roussillon…the actual list spans around 55+ known regional names.     Due to it’s need for warm,…

CA Wine: The Earliest Days

California is well-known globally for their wines.  A long, rich history is the backbone of the operation.  Although much of the global stance got it’s footing post-prohibition, European immigrants long before modern winemakers saw gold in the soils and climate of modern-day CA. Although the official birthdate of…

Missouri Wine

In addition to what seems like every-other-state-you-can-think-of’s wine month, it also happens to be Missouri Wine Month.  We kid, we kid…actually, it is a honor to be able to look into the history and immigration that led to the creation of what once was the largest producing wine…

CA’s Native Grape

It’s California Wine Month!  What better way to celebrate than to kick it off by learning about California’s native grape. It is a common misunderstanding that Zinfandel is the native California grape.  In fact, Zinfandel is actually Primativo from Italy – or wait… is Primativo Zinfandel from California? …

North Carolina Wine Month

Sadly shadowed and run alongside California Wine Month is a month dedicated to the wines of North Carolina. North Carolina has hundreds of years of grape growing history, and in the mid-19th century, boasted 25 wineries and dominated the national market in the US until post-civil war times…

Surviving the Summer Balance

Original post from: The Loc’d Bella When summer rolls around, folks have everything planned out. You already know what trips you’re taking and the days you’ll be heading to the beach. For me, summer isn’t about the fun, it’s more about the balance and surviving. As a wedding…