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…

10 Fun Facts About Chenin Blanc!

Today marks Drink Chenin Day 2021, so…you know what to do! While you’re doing that, here are some fun facts about a grape that seemed to all but disappear a few years back, yet thankfully is seeing a bit of revitalized interest of late: Chenin is a very…

May 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: Got some extra cash laying around? Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag. Click here for more. IN THE NEWS: Wine is subjective, we’ve said it here on the blog numerous times. Now the scientists are speaking to it – and…

It’s National Wine Day!

While in our world, every day is Wine Day, today is an actual holiday to celebrate these festivities (officially).  The other 364 days will just have to be a bit jealous unfortunately. So on this momentous occasion, start your festivities by pulling a cork (or two) and getting…

An Update from the Tasting Table

Hey everyone, We wanted to take a moment to announce a few of the amazing deals we have coming this June to the store! Next month we have some incredible selections for the Italophiles on our list (you all know who you are), and while we’ve spent quite…