Strangest Wineries

When you think of wineries, you probably envision big estate houses, the lush vines, and rolling hills with vineyards.  Of course, each winery has its own unique atmosphere, but some have a lot more personality than others!  There are the slightly off-beat wineries and vineyard locations like a…

CA Wine: The Earliest Days

California is well-known globally for their wines.  A long, rich history is the backbone of the operation.  Although much of the global stance got it’s footing post-prohibition, European immigrants long before modern winemakers saw gold in the soils and climate of modern-day CA. Although the official birthdate of…

Missouri Wine

In addition to what seems like every-other-state-you-can-think-of’s wine month, it also happens to be Missouri Wine Month.  We kid, we kid…actually, it is a honor to be able to look into the history and immigration that led to the creation of what once was the largest producing wine…

North Carolina Wine Month

Sadly shadowed and run alongside California Wine Month is a month dedicated to the wines of North Carolina. North Carolina has hundreds of years of grape growing history, and in the mid-19th century, boasted 25 wineries and dominated the national market in the US until post-civil war times…

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

by: Maribel, staff The boys and I decided to vacation in Mexico last summer.  We’ve done the beachy coastal resort thing many, many times.  When they suggested Mexico City, I was so excited.  As soon as I booked our flights, I started looking up restaurant reservations.  Mexico City…

Wine? In Illinois!?

Happy Illinois Wine Month! Yes.  It’s actually a thing, and it should be. Illinois has their first documented winery and vineyard planting dating back to 1851 and by 1880 had over 660 acres planted with 40 operating fine wine cellars. The story of Illinois wine is a story…

WA Cabernet Sauvignon

In celebration of Washington Wine Month and International Cabernet Day, let’s take a look at a few Cabs from Washington that made the state internationally recognized. While Washington wasn’t built on a foundation of Cab, Merlot and Syrah, those red varieties have come to dominate in the markets…