Stay Fit Without Cutting Out Drinks

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably still drinking a bit too much at times and wondering how you can trim down without having to sacrifice your favorite thing in the world, wine. Here are five straightforward and easy-to-follow tips on how you can enjoy your drinking life and not totally sabotage your health and […]

5 Wines to Pair with the Winter Season

Cold nights and warm dishes call for flavorful wines. It may not be super cold where I’m at the moment (San Francisco) but all these winter dishes scream for some of my favorite ‘winter’ wines. You may be asking yourself what is a winter wine? During winter we crave dishes that are warm and rich […]

Why Is Wine Aged In Oak?

For years some of the most captivating and celebrated wines around the world have been aged in oak. Cabernets of the Napa Valley, Grand Gru White Burgundy, Bordeaux, Brunello… the list goes on. Consistently the most sought after rare wines as well as wines scored favorably by critics have all utilized oak aging in some […]

Why it’s Hard to Shop for Organic Wine

You shop for organic products at the local farmer’s market and look for natural cleaning products. Maybe you choose recycled material for your clothing and avoid processed foods…But when it comes to wine, do you know what you’re putting in your body? You may have noticed that there is an empty void where the organic […]

A Tale of Ire and Spice — Zinfandel

A Tale of Ire and Spice — Zinfandel

Zinfandel Oh Zinfandel… America’s sweetheart; Zinfandel is up there with Cabernet Sauvignon for putting California on the world wine map. Although Zinfandel doesn’t equal the mighty Cab Sav in average bottle price it can be equally as interesting and unique when made with the right touch.  This juicy little grape can be surprisingly delightful and […]

A short tale of the King of Red Wine

A short tale of the King of Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon There are thousands of grape varieties in the world of wine, although perhaps none, more recognized, or famous, as the noble Cabernet Sauvignon, which helped shape the evolution of modern day wine. Let us celebrate a brief history of this legendary varietal, its character and provide an introduction to some of its famous growing […]