It’s Mississippi Wine Month!

Home to the Muscadine grape! Well, not officially, but by nature of the beast. What do we mean by that? Well, there’s only three vineyards in the state with listed websites (might be some mom & pop backwoods ops that don’t make the mainstream, but we can’t speak…

It’s International Grenache Day!

Well, here we are, Happy International Grenache Day! It’s still surprises us how many folks will tell us they’ve never had a Grenache before.  True story, happens all the time.  But when we inquire if they’ve ever had Provençal Rosé, or a Cotes du Rhone, they reply “yes”…

It’s IL Wine Month! (Part 1)

While we’ve covered different aspects of IL wine in the past couple of years, this year we’re going to focus on a few of the varietal wines you’ll find in IL that may not be too familiar, unless you’re a local. Much of the US wine game is…

CA Wine Month

A bit on the state of affairs: There is a sense of unease right now during California Wine Month. The 2020 harvest is surrounded by concerns arising from statewide fires and smoke that began from a lightning storm in early August. New fires have also broken out during…

It’s National Red Wine Day!

While the summer heat may make you want a glass (or two) of white, tonight is a great night to crack that bottle of New World red that you may be holding on to for a yet to be determined special occasion. No better place than here, no…

Using Corks to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Note: The content of this blog was recently featured in Today – you can see the article here. Recently, the conversation piece about corks in fruit bowls to ward off fruit flies came up. So we decided to move that conversation here on the blog! Two things attract…

Let’s Talk Pinot!

Happy International Pinot Noir Day! In honor of today (and the wine you should be enjoying on such a day) we decided to talk a bit about the ancient Pinot Noir grape. Wait…ancient? Yes! Pinot Noir is one of the oldest grapes, with its DNA dating back at…

A Still Life by Glenn F.

Customer and defacto blog contributor Glenn F. had sent us this photo a little while back, and while we had been holding off to use it for content this fall, it just seems a waste to sit on, so we thought we’d share it here. While many customers…