Oak Aging – Why Is Wine Aged In Oak?

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Some of the most captivating and celebrated wines around the world are made with oak aging. Cabernets of  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 capacity. This widespread […]

Why It’s Hard To Shop for Organic Wine

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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 […]

The History of Palate Club

Palate Club, wine club, wine tasting, wine shop

What is Palate Club Palate Club, the world’s most cutting edge wine club is a brand new addition to the scene of online wine delivery services. Palate Club launched officially in May 2018 and the wine club has come into its own, generating fascinating data on what people actually like to drink and sending customers […]

Zinfandel – America’s Sweetheart with International Origins

Zinfandel, California Zinfandel, California Wine, Red Wine

Zinfandel Oh Zinfandel… America’s sweetheart grape. This juicy red is up there with Cabernet Sauvignon for putting California on the world wine map. Although Zinfandel doesn’t quite match up to the mighty Cab. Yet it can be just as interesting and unique when made with the right touch. This juicy little grape is surprisingly delightful […]

Cabernet Sauvignon – The King of Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon, red wine, California Cabernet Sauvignon

For eThere are thousands of grape varieties in the world of wine. Yet the noble Cabernet Sauvignon is the most recognized and famous of them all. This red grape helped shape the evolution of modern day wine. Let us celebrate a brief history of this legendary variety and explore its characteristics. Then, we’ll provide an […]

Intro to Minerality & Vineyard Soil Type

Vineyard Soil Type, wine regions, winemaking

Vineyard Soil Types Minerality is a conversational subject in the wine world. There is not yet any scientific evidence that supports the idea of the flavor of the soil coming through in the wine. That is not to say, however, that soil does not affect the aromas and flavors of wine. Although perhaps not in […]

An Ode to Syrah

Syrah, Northern Rhône Syrah, Australian Shiraz

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is one of the world’s classic winemaking grape varieties. Why do I love Syrah? And why is it so damn delicious? First, and foremost, Syrah is an incredibly versatile grape. You’ll find its wines in a full range of style, from dry, full-bodied red wines to sweet sparkling wine. Whether […]

Sangiovese & Chianti Wine Through the Times

Sangiovese Chianti, Italian wine, Chianti Classico

Chianti, once misunderstood, embodies the soul and history of Italian culture. The classic Tuscan red wine rests steady through the rise of Florence and the sting of politics. Chianti is a story of nobility, tradition, and evolution. Wine lovers have savored Sangiovese’s herbal tang for centuries. Yet the wine simultaneously speaks to Medieval history and […]

The Best Chardonnay Wines from Around the World

Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Burgundy, Côtes de Beaun, Chablis

I was introduced to Chardonnay as a “cheerleader” grape, a variety which will do anything you want. The analogy is dated, especially during the era of “me too.” But the fact remains, Chardonnay will take on a diverse personality depending on where it’s grown and how it’s vinified. Chardonnay is easily influenced, taking the personality […]

Biodynamic Wine vs. Organic Wine vs. Natural Wine

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What is the difference between organic, natural and biodynamic wine? People frequently asked me this question when I worked as a restaurant sommelier. They also asked me why they should buy organic, biodynamic or natural wines. This is a confusing topic because there’s a lot of overlapping ideologies and regulations. To break it down, not […]

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