How to Survive Wine Tasting!

Summer is fast approaching, and with the weather comes the mass exodus for wine country.  Our staff has taken some time to compile their personal tips & tricks for surviving a full day of tasting wines: Get a ride. Doesn’t matter if it is a limo, Über, Lyft,…

What Is Rosé?

It’s synonymous with summer.  It’s fashionable.  It’s crisp.  It’s light.  It’s not just your grandmother’s White Zinfandel anymore.  But what, exactly is Rosé? Speaking in broad general stokes, Rosé is not red wine mixed with white wine – The majority of France actually makes it illegal to do…

It’s National Cheese Day!

In honor of National Cheese Day, we’d like to take a little time to enjoy some cheese and wine!  A match made in heaven, but why?  What is it that makes this classic combination so enjoyable to so many people from all walks of life?  According to research,…

What We Are Listening To – June 2018

Remember when you were a child?  By now you were on summer break. 3-months off.  Nothing but fun & sun!  Now you are an adult, you work.  You still have traffic.  You still run the gamut of the day to day.  Well, we’re here to help you escape…

Decoded: Blending

Blending is essential for all wines.  It can be argued that if it were not for blending by way of cross pollination or grafting of rootstocks most varieties of grapes that wines were originally made from would have gone extinct at this point in time, replaced by a…

Decoded: Oregon Chardonnay

While Chardonnay takes a distant third place in plantings in Oregon (behind Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris), more interest, investment and development has continued to be behind growth and plantings of the grape to develop its market presence and the potential diversity of its stylings.  Oregon Chardonnay runs…