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The Nose Knows…

The nose knows By Allen Balik Napa Valley Register From the very early days of my vinous adventure, I realized wine was expressive of all five senses. Our first impression is visual where we can appreciate a wine’s color, clarity and density as it is poured into the glass. We then take a sniff to […]

Sunday February 11th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

Wine 101 – Serving Temperatures

At one point or another, we have all heard the conventional line, “Drink red wines at room temperature and whites should be kept in the fridge.” In reality, however, when it comes to both drinking and storage this couldn’t be further from the truth.Any seasoned foodie or wine drinker knows that aroma is one of […]

Tuesday December 19th, 2017 in Articles, Other | No Comments »

Moderate to heavy drinkers more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia!

Moderate to heavy drinkers more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia! BY GARY ROBBINS, The San Diego Union-Tribune The University of California, San Diego claims in a new study that certain people who regularly consume moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol are more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia and other […]

Sunday November 26th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

Napa & Sonoma Fire Relief Wine Tasting fundraiser

Today we are holding a Napa & Sonoma Fire Relief Wine Tasting fundraiser at our store in San Francisco. The entire cover charge ($25.00) plus 5% of our sales will go to the relief efforts and rebuilding of our beloved wine valleys! If you are in the San Francisco area, please join us this afternoon […]

Saturday November 4th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

Why red wine drinkers may have the best sex!

Why red wine drinkers may have the best sex, according to science by Kristin Salaky Studies show that red wine may be the only type of alcohol that can improve sex. It can increase testosterone levels and lower the chances of an instance of sexual dysfunctions. But the key is to drink it in moderation. […]

Sunday October 29th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

The Basics of Red Wine

Red Wine Information & Basics Increase your knowledge and learn the basics with our red wine 101 guide, full of helpful information about flavor profiles, grapes and regions. By Paul Gregutt With hundreds of varieties of red wine grapes, there is as much red wine information to learn about as there are red grapes planted […]

Sunday October 22nd, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

A moment for Las Vegas

  Words cannot begin to express the sadness that we feel when hearing the news of the horrific and senseless murders that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Dozens of lives cut short and millions forever impacted. Let us take this moment to not only remember the lives that were lost, but to embrace the […]

Monday October 2nd, 2017 in Articles, Other | No Comments »

Alcohol improves memory, scientists say!

Alcohol improves memory, scientists say as study finds drinking helps people recall information By Sophie Jamieson Drinking alcohol can actually improve memory, academics have found as a study showed that those who drink after studying are better at recalling what they learnt. In a study, 88 social drinkers were given a word-learning task. They were then split in […]

Sunday October 1st, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

Seismic shifts: Wines on fault lines

Seismic shifts: Wines on fault lines By Elin McCoy Can the complex topography created by faults in the earth’s crust really make a difference to a vineyard’s terroir – and its wines? Elin McCoy speaks to geologists and winemakers to find out… Rhys Vineyards has plots either side of the San Andreas Fault, some just […]

Sunday September 17th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

The Complete Guide to Botrytis

The Complete Guide to Botrytis By Tom Jarvis There are many ways of making sweet wines, but the most famous examples use a potentially deadly method. The fungus Botrytis cinerea attacks grapes (and occasionally other parts of the vine) in humid conditions. It can develop into devastating gray rot but, in the right conditions, a desirable Botrytis infection occurs, […]

Sunday September 10th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »