Category: Articles

Turning up the Heat on “Brett”

Turning up the heat on ‘Brett’ By Brandon Schrand From WSU Insider If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis (“Brett” for short)—a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint the wine, often imparting undesirable aromas and […]

Sunday January 19th, 2020 in Articles | No Comments »

Out of grapes? Use Potatoes to make wine instead…

Out of grapes? Use Potatoes to make wine instead… by Kelly Magyarics VinePair.com   The Peruvian Farmer Crafting ‘Wine’ From High-Altitude Heirloom Potatoes There are high altitude vineyards, and then there are the fields on Manuel Choqque’s farm. Twelve thousand feet above sea level in Peru’s Sacred Valley, Choqque grows a dozen or so varieties […]

Sunday January 12th, 2020 in Articles | No Comments »

11 health benefits!

The health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation By Arielle Tschinkel from Insider.com Alcohol plays a prevalent role in many cultures, with many of us toasting to big life moments, enjoying happy hours with coworkers or friends, or simply indulging in a few drinks after a long, stressful day. Of course, health […]

Saturday January 4th, 2020 in Articles | No Comments »

Winemaker of the Year revealed

We end the year with the revealing of our Winemaker of the Year! It was not easy, all these great wines, all these great winemakers, but in the end, it was… Bibiana González Rave Pisoni that won the prize! Bibiana González Rave has talent and passion – passion is an understatement. She’s a fireball! Everything […]

Friday January 3rd, 2020 in Articles, Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

What’s Your Wine Sign?

With 2019 coming to a close and a new decade right around the corner, you may be wondering what the new year has in store for you. Well, there’s one thing I know for sure… Whatever it may be, you’d best have a glass of good wine to pair with your journey into the future! […]

Tuesday December 31st, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

You won’t believe what they found on this shipwreck!

Glasses raised! Divers rescue 900 bottles of old French liquor bound for Russian Tsar Nicholas II from RT.com   The bottles appear almost intact ©Courtesy: Ocean X Team Intended for the last Russian Tsar, the precious cargo was scuttled by a German U-boat at the height of World War I, having spent over 100 years […]

Sunday December 29th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Master Sommelier: An Elite Designation

Inside The Court of the Master Sommelier Credential by Marisa D’Vari Forbes.com Most people enjoying wine and cuisine in fine dining restaurants do not think too much about the sommelier. Some dismiss the sommelier as simply the restaurant employee who pours the wine. Yet in the best restaurants, the role of the sommelier is quite complex. […]

Sunday December 22nd, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

The History of Sparkling Wine

The History of Sparkling Wine Includes Accidental Science and Exceptional Champagne BY LAYLA SCHLACK Wine Enthusiast As you raise a glass of bubbly to toast the new year (or an average Tuesday), take a moment to drink in the centuries of culture and innovation in your glass. In the Beginning Blanquette de Limoux, from Languedoc, […]

Sunday December 15th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Blind Tasting is the Only Way to Rate Wine Fairly

Blind Tasting is the Only Way to Rate Wine Fairly BY SEAN P. SULLIVAN in WineMag.com   Blind tasting is at the heart of our ratings and reviews here. But what does that mean exactly? Don’t worry. We aren’t putting blindfolds on ourselves and fumbling around for the wine glass. Though that would be fun to […]

Sunday December 8th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Iron Age Celts bonded over love of wine, suggests study

Iron Age Celts bonded over love of wine, suggests study Story by – Chris Mercer in Decanter Celts in southern Germany were sipping Mediterranean wine by the Danube river up to 2,700 years ago, and it wasn’t just for social elites, suggests new evidence.    A recreation of how Heuneburg might have looked in the […]

Saturday November 30th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »