Customer Take Over Version: Foxy

Our customer Dan Sullivan writes: “Years ago a very famous wine editor described a wine from Bordeaux as being very foxy.??????? Never having tasted a fox I asked him if there was a restaurant in NYC that had fox on the menu.  No response.” Please hold while we…

Forest Floor

Wine Term: Forest Floor Variations: Underbrush, Sous Bois Alternate Usages: n/a What it really means: Wet Earth/Dirt Fragrance Anyone who has spent time in the great outdoors, especially in a forest, knows that unique fragrance of the morning dew on the top soil of the forest floor.  As…

Structure

Wine Term: Structure Variations: n/a Alternate Usages: n/a What it really means: How’s the wine? Structure is a catch-all to describe the tannin, acidity, alcohol, body, and sweetness.  Basically, how’s the wine?  Is it big and bold?  Light and effervescent?  Rich, yet dry?  Utilizing the structure lets you…

Musings on Merlot

For many, the end of daylight savings is cause for upset.  The lost daylight hours.  The dark evening commute surrounded by unnamed head and tail lights.  Colder weather.  Shorter days.  Hibernation mode.  The stress of the impending holidays.  The list goes on… But not for us!  It’s cause…

Roll ‘Em Back

Remember to get that extra, well deserved hour of sleep tonight.  You waited all summer/fall for this. Oh, and set your clocks. No one wants to be unnecessarily at work an hour early. No one.

Oak Knoll District AVA

Situated towards the southern end of the Napa Valley, just north of the city of Napa and the Los Carneros AVA, lies the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley (OKD). Being at the southern end of the valley, the climate is a bit calmer, cooled by the San…

Customer Take Over: Patriot Owen B

Our final installment in the Customer Take Over series comes to us from the very patriotic Patriot Owen B and the Most Dangerous Ways crew.

Based on the Lot bottles shown, they’ve been around for quite some time.

The title says it all, “Most Dangerous Ways to Open a Bottle of Wine”

and with that, we’ll let The Patriot take it away…

Customer Take Over: John Krause

John submitted this interview video for a web redesign project he is working on.  Aside from this, and being a customer of ours, John runs the website California Corks, filled with wineries as a database to help you plan your CA wine country tours, resources for wine region maps, tasting tips, and more!  We can’t wait for the web redesign to be finished which will include more winemaker interviews like the one above, focusing on the California winery experience.  Check it out!

In this video, Ken Post from Fäsi Estate Winery is interviewed, and he comes off as the archetypal Central Valley winemaker.  He’s well spoken, sweet, fun loving, knowledgeable, willing to experiment, and honest.

Not to mention, the video production level is quite nice, aside from a bit of cellar echo, but well, that too is honest, so no harm, no foul.

Please enjoy, and thank you John!

Customer Take Over: Adrienne Cordray

Our next installment of Customer Take Over comes as a question from Adrienne, who isn’t an active customer as far as we can tell, but is clearly on the mailing list. Adrienne simply asked, “Do you carry vegan wines? I am vegan.” Well, no one in the industry…

Customer Take Over: Glenn Fund

Our next customer submission comes from the ever cheerful and fun-to-chat-with customer Glenn Fund.  There are a number of guests we love, a smaller number we geek-out with about wine casually on the phones/email, and then there is the upper tier of genuinely awesome folks, like Glenn, who…