National Mulled Wine Day

Many times we speak of ancient grapes and antiquitous wine stylings on the blog here, but nothing (well, BC wine production evidence itself aside) is as old, nor still beloved after all this time, as mulled wine. Mulled wine is celebrated today to recognize the long standing tradition…

#febisnebb

While we’ve totally made this up, and it’s in no way a real thing, we’ve decided February is Nebbiolo Month for us, lovingly known internally as Feb is Nebb Month (#febisnebb) One may ask, why is Feb Nebb?  It’s not like Nebbiolo is harvested anywhere in the world…

A Guide to Pairing: Tempranillo

Today marks International Tempranillo Day.  So let’s talk food pairings! First off, a bit about Tempranillo: Tempranillo is a VERY old grape, dating back to the Phoenicians over 3,000 years ago Tempranillo in its name (from temprano, meaning early) indicates it’s an early ripening red grape Tempranillo is…

A Guide to Pairing: Merlot

Today marks International Merlot Day, so what better way to celebrate than talking about Merlot pairings! A bit about Merlot: Merlot, like Cabernet Sauvignon, is a child of Cabernet Franc, a fact that was only recently revealed through DNA testing Merlot has a silky skin for such a…