The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of our lives. The latest casualty: our beloved Champagne!
Long relegated to a role as a tertiary blending grape, the Cinsault grape is really coming into its own. Here is a bit of background on this fascinating varietal.
With “Shelter in Place” rules dragging on, it takes a bit of creativity to keep wine tasting a part of life. Recently we decided to compare and contrast three Pinot Noir wines from Balletto Vineyards.
Ah, the joys of summer! Even with the difficult situation that is currently upon us, the warm weather makes everything a bit better. Have you ever wondered what is going on right now in the vineyards that are growing the grapes that will end up in your wine bottle?
In our family, birthdays are kind of a big deal. Lots of celebration, thoughtful gifts, great food, and of course, some wonderful wine tasting. With the shelter in place order still in effect, celebrating some recent birthdays required more than a little creativity.
Can there ever be too much of a good thing? In the case of wine grapes, probably not, but having supply catch up with demand has some unexpected results!
We love getting to know the people who make the wine we taste! As we all stay safe in our homes and exercise social distancing, we spent some time learning a bit about the winemaker at Charles R Winery, Lisa Lee.
Our series of “virtual interviews” with local winemakers continues during our Shelter in Place. Tonight we had a chance to talk about wine and winemaking with Jim Cargill, winemaker at House Family Vineyards.
Our “socially distant” interview series with local winemakers seems to have struck a chord with many of you! This week we get to know more about Dante Robere Vineyards with a conversation with Bob Bossi.
With the days of “shelter in place” dragging on, our thoughts go to a better time, when fun afternoons were spent in tasting rooms exploring new and favorite wines. Recently, though, we found out about the next best thing: a To-Go Tasting Box from Mitchella Winery!
As “sheltering in place” drags on, we like to think of happier times. Those memories include numerous visits to family-owned Omega Road Winery. So it only made sense to spend some time (electronically) with one of the owner/winemakers Alexandra Henkelman!