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…

A Guide to Pairing: Malbec

Happy World Malbec Day! Today we’re celebrating this momentous occasion with another installment in our pairing series.  Without further ado… A bit about Malbec: While one of the notorious blenders of Bordeaux, Malbec’s fame actually came from its second home – a move to survive the phylloxera outbreak…

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…