Chardonnay Desires…

Happy International Chardonnay Day! Let’s face it, the world is full of Chardonnay.  There isn’t a place on the globe that sells alcohol that it’s hard to find a Chardonnay. That said, not all of them are the greatest, but to each their own, and wine is subjective,…

May Flowers…for Mead!

April showers bring May flowers… Aaaaaaand, with flowers come bees, bees make honey, people turn honey into Mead.  Boom. Mead is a honey wine that is made from combining fermenting honey with water, fruits, spices, grains, or hops (depending on the prefered final flavors or regional style).  The…

For Mother’s Day…

This year for Mother’s day we thought about honoring the mothers of our office, we thought about honoring each of our staff’s mothers, but what we decided on was honoring the Mothers of Wine, Grain, and Oil. These 3 women goddesses were told to have “the touch” such…

It’s Moscato Day!

Happy Moscato Day! Last year we went a bit into the history of Moscato d’Asti as a grape and the Piemonte region it hails from.  In that content, we spoke about how farmers enjoy Moscato with lunch because of its lower alcohol volume.  Since that posting we’ve spoken…

Oregon Wine Month!

Happy Oregon Wine Month! Break out the Chardonnay! Break out the Pinot Noir! Break out the Pinot Gris! But save those Rieslings! Oregon, especially the Willamette Valley, is a cooler climate growing region and has developed some of the most astounding of the aforementioned varieties in wines.  Hell,…

Tamales!

Original recipe from: Snowhawk Farm To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we could go on and on about tequila and Mexican beers, honestly, our staff could, but the most important part of the day is keeping yourself, family, and friends well fed to make sure you don’t crash too…

It’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day! We have a fun challenge for you today… more on that in a moment. Sauvignon Blanc is a grape that truly deserves international acclaim.  Noble grape of the Bordeaux, hero of Sancerre in Loire, strange invader of Burgundy (yes, there is Sauvignon Blanc…

Community Question: What is your Spring Wine?

So spring has sprung, and it’s time to lay those big winter favoring Napa Cabs down…or is it?  What’s on your wine program as the snow melts and the weather begins to warm? Please use the comment section below to leave your response. Register with Disqus to comment as a…

Celebrate: Earth Day!

It is April 22nd, and thus, time to celebrate Earth Day! While we live in a world surrounding us with constant marketing filled with hot words like organic, biodynamic, and sustainable, we would like to take a moment to focus on the real, honest things that we have…

It’s World Malbec Day!

To celebrate World Malbec Day, we thought we’d share some fun facts about Malbec! While we Americans have recently had Malbec become a part of the collective wine connoisseur consciousness, it has actually been popular in Argentina for over a century Malbec was originally used only for blending…