Community Question: Why Wine?

A simple question. You could be a bourbon fanatic, a vodka collector, a beer aficionado…but why have you selected wine as your drink of choice? Please use the comment section below to leave your response. Register with Disqus to comment as a user, or you can always comment as a…

Wedding Season

Wedding season has come upon us.  Just snuck up right out of nowhere!  Unless you’re planning one, then it has probably consumed your life.  But nonetheless, we are here to help… So often we get calls regarding wine for weddings.  Yes, we do that, and love to help…

Memorial Day

Let’s all take a moment this day to remember all the service people who have given their lives for this country and our freedom. This is not a day for deals, or sales, or shopping till you drop as modern marketing says it is. Today is a day…

National Wine Day

So, yeah…. It’s National Wine Day. While this festive day doesn’t require as deep of thought, pocket, or emotion as OTBN in February, it deserves no less credit.  Today, tonight – somewhere in between – enjoy a bottle of wine (at any level of quality or price) with…

Judgement of Paris

Today marks the anniversary of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, a blind tasting panel that came to be known as the ‘Judgement of Paris’ – more on that in a moment… Briefly (as there’s tons of excellent documentation on this event available anywhere fine wine books are…

Chardonnay Desires…

Happy International Chardonnay Day! Let’s face it, the world is full of Chardonnay.  There isn’t a place on the globe that sells alcohol that it’s hard to find a Chardonnay. That said, not all of them are the greatest, but to each their own, and wine is subjective,…

May Flowers…for Mead!

April showers bring May flowers… Aaaaaaand, with flowers come bees, bees make honey, people turn honey into Mead.  Boom. Mead is a “honey wine” (actually, not ‘wine‘ as wine comes from a fruit base, but we’ll dive into that in another post later this summer…) that is made…

For Mother’s Day…

This year for Mother’s day we thought about honoring the mothers of our office, we thought about honoring each of our staff’s mothers, but what we decided on was honoring the Mothers of Wine, Grain, and Oil. These 3 women goddesses were told to have “the touch” such…

It’s Moscato Day!

Happy Moscato Day! Last year we went a bit into the history of Moscato d’Asti as a grape and the Piemonte region it hails from.  In that content, we spoke about how farmers enjoy Moscato with lunch because of its lower alcohol volume.  Since that posting we’ve spoken…

Oregon Wine Month!

Happy Oregon Wine Month! Break out the Chardonnay! Break out the Pinot Noir! Break out the Pinot Gris! But save those Rieslings! Oregon, especially the Willamette Valley, is a cooler climate growing region and has developed some of the most astounding of the aforementioned varieties in wines.  Hell,…