The French wine industry can not seem to catch a break. First came the global Covid shutdown, which initially tamped down demand. Now unseasonably cold weather is threatening to ruin an entire season of wine.
2020 has certainly turned out to be a year like no other! COVID-19 impacted every facet of daily life, including the production and the consumption of wine. Here are some of the highlights (and otherwise) of the year in wine.
Did you know that wine in Italy is produced in every region of the country, even in the “heel” of the famous boot, Apulia?
We love discovering and experiencing new wineries, but current events have made that very difficult. An annual trade show highlighting European wineries looking for a U.S. presence was presented virtually this time, but it was still fascinating.
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.
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!
While sipping on your favorite wine have you ever considered all of the work and expense that went into getting that wine into your glass? Here is a quick look at your wine’s journey:
The day had arrived! This year’s Uncorked: SF was upon us, so the waiting was over. It was a sunny, beautiful after a week of dreary, so we happily traveled to Fort Mason for a very special wine event!