Pours

Wine Term: Pours Variations: Color, Colour, Rim, Core Alternate Usages: The wine pours, out of the bottle, in the glass, rim of, core of What it really means: The way the wine looks in a wine glass Is it clear, cloudy, bubbly, red, white, pink?  Is it thin…

7 Pinot Noir Facts

Today is International Pinot Noir Day! To celebrate, we present some fun Pinot Noir facts for you today: Pinot Noir means ‘Black Pine Cone’ – ancient vine growers were pretty literal with the naming of this grape as the grape cluster looks like a pine cone, and the…

Rosé vs. Blush

Today marks International Rosé Day! Not International Blush (or Pink) Day. So what do we mean by that? “Pink” or “Blush” wines represent (in modern times) sweeter stylings whereas “Rosé” indicates the dry stylings found in the greater areas of Europe.  Now from a labeling perspective, they can…

Nose

Wine Term: Nose Variations: Bouquet, Aroma Alternate Usages: On the nose, aromatics of, hints of, bouquet of, notes of What it really means: The smell While you’re correct that a wine “smells” a certain way, you’ll never want to say it that way, it is just uncivilized.  Quickest…

An Introduction to Wine: Simplified

While we’ve spent the better part of the last year decoding wine and wine regions (and will continue to do so), there is still the first wall most people need to get over to begin understanding at that decoding level. Our new series, Wine: Simplified, will be the…

Washington Wine Facts

It’s Washington wine Month! Here to celebrate this exceptional wine state we offer some awesome facts about Washington wines: While it may seem to be counterintuitive, the wetter, more foliaged western side of the state grows and produces the least wine, it is actually the drier eastern half…

Fun Facts About Mead

Today marks National Mead Day, and to help you celebrate, here are some fun facts about Mead! There are those who claim that Mead might have predated beer and wine, and it was on a global scale.  It was said to have been drank on Mt. Olympus by…

It’s Albariño Day!

Only one way to celebrate today, and that is with this guy: Whoops!  Wrong guy… This guy: Albariño (or Alvarinho for our Portuguese friends). This botanically aromatic grape has become quite the rage in the wine world in the last few years, largely due to its acidity, friendliness…

To Aerate or Not…

Decanting can take forever (who really wants to wait 2+ hours to enjoy a glass?), and while some love the pomp and circumstance that comes with decanting a wine or showing off their prized design decanter, most people just want to enjoy a glass with their ready-to-go, warm…

What is Lambrusco?

Two reasons for this post:  First, we’re sorry to all the customers who still continue to call or email and inquire if we will ever have anymore Della Robbia.  We will not, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a similar, just as delicious product out there!  Enter reason…