Wine Education

autumn wines

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

5 Autumn Wines Perfect for Cooler Weather
Fall is a festive season. And as the temperature drops, our thoughts inevitably turn to thick sweaters, blazing fires, and myriad of foods and spices, plus of course, those autumn wines. In addition to universal favorites that are uniquely food-friendly, like Pinot Noir, we think of the bigger, bolder, more complex wines like the proverbial - Read More
new world wine

Friday, September 30th, 2022

New World Wine vs. Old World Wine: Global Winemakers are Changing Wine Markets
As the budding wine connoisseur that you are, you may have heard the terms, “Old World,” and “New World” wines. Old World wines refer to wines that come from traditional winemaking countries. These are countries in Europe and parts of the Middle East like France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Germany. New World wines come - Read More
low abv

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Low Alcohol, High Flavor: Low ABV Beverages You’ll Love to Drink
Whether you’re trying to cut back on your alcohol consumption or you know you have a long night of bar hopping ahead of you, it helps to know what’s available to help keep your alcohol intake low. What’s more, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to do it! By choosing drinks with low alcohol by - Read More

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Vermouth is Way Cooler Than You Think: The Ageless Spirit
Vermouth is often misunderstood, and dare we say it, underappreciated, in today’s cocktail culture. This carefully curated powerhouse of a beverage has been around since about 8,000 years ago. Its life began when the Chinese developed a method to infuse botanicals in fortified wine as a sort of “cure-all” for sickness. This Chinese beverage wasn’t - Read More
wine book

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Wine Books Dying To Find a Home On Your Shelves
We are bombarded with mountains of digitalized information in today’s technologically advanced and social media-influenced era, but one thing will never change: books! Literature is a great form of escapism and a powerful tool for independent study, especially when it involves wine. Here are a few great recommendations to steer your educational wine journey in - Read More
fruit and wine

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Pinot Noir and a Bowl of Cherries — All About Pairing Fruit and Wine
Relaxing on the porch with a bowl of ripe, freshly picked fruit and a freshly poured glass of wine should be on everyone’s calendar for late summer leisure activities. But whether you’re kicking back with friends and family or kicking off a summer dinner party with a fruit course, you may be wondering about best - Read More
non-alcoholic wines

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Non-Alcoholic Wines: Pros & Cons
Wine production is part of human history – dating back to the Neolithic period, 8000 BC. But within the past decade, several new winemaking trends have come into focus. And terms like low calorie, low sugar, gluten-free, natural, certified organic, responsibly sourced and packaged, and even vegan-friendly now apply to wine.  And one trend with - Read More
white zinfandel

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Has White Zinfandel Finally Grown Up? Here’s What You Need to Know
  Born by accident in the 1970s as the result of a stuck fermentation at Sutter Home Family Vineyards, white Zinfandel was a natural outlier in the wine world. Casually referred to as white Zin,” it comes as no surprise that those who typically didn’t care for wine were enjoying it at every opportunity, and - Read More
sparkling wine

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

All About the Bubbly: How Does Sparkling Wine Get Its Sparkle?
With there being so many different possibilities for fermented grape juice, a quick little revisit to chemistry 101 is inevitable and very helpful to fully grasp what is happening in and outside of the bottle. Sparkling wine has been around since 1662, according to Wine Stalker, but it was not until a French Benedictine Monk - Read More