Category: Articles

CELIA WELCH, “The World’s Most Influential Woman in Wine”

CELIA WELCH “The World’s Most Influential Woman in Wine”The Drinks Business magazine recently published its list of The World’s Most Influential Women in Wine. Our very own Celia Welch made the number three spot! As a child growing up in Oregon, Celia Welch would sit under a giant oak in her back garden picking grapes […]

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 in Articles, Spotlights | No Comments »

Vine Hill Ranch: The Quiet Superstar

Galloni 96+ Points: “The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Above all else, I am impressed with how much freshness the 2015 shows. Racy red cherry, plum, rose petal and lavender notes fill out the wine’s sumptuous frame. Bottled just a few months ago, the 2015 is a bit reticent, but it is nevertheless impressive. Time in the glass […]

Thursday May 3rd, 2018 in Articles, Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Red wine compound ‘could help tooth decay and gum disease fight’

Red wine compound ‘could help tooth decay and gum disease fight’ By Alex TherrienHealth reporter, BBC News Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth […]

Sunday April 1st, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

Drinking Red Wine will keep you looking you!

  Drinking Red Wine will keep you looking you! Researchers Discover Possible Key to Rejuvenating Aging Cells by Kenny Walter In what could be breakthrough research on human aging, researchers have found a way to rejuvenate inactive senescent cells.Scientists from the University of Exeter have discovered a new  treatment which, within hours, caused older cells to […]

Saturday February 24th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

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 »