September 8, 2017

Beaujolais

The Beaujolais region   Located at the southern end of Burgundy in Southeastern France. The majority of the wines made in Beaujolais are from the Gamay grape variety. These wines are generally very fruity and have light tannins. Nearly all […]
September 8, 2017

Cabernet vs. Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon vs. Merlot.  Two wines that share many similarities,  but are also extremely different.   For many wine drinkers, selecting the perfect bottle and making the distinction between similar types can be difficult, but if you understand the subtle […]
September 7, 2017

Cork vs. Screw Caps

We All Need Closure.   A young couple walks into a wine shop to purchase a bottle of wine for dinner. Will the type of bottle closure affect their choice? Each and every winemaker, retailer and consumer all have different […]
September 4, 2017

Fun Facts About Wine

  Cheers! Now that the nation’s millennials are all officially 21, they drink almost 1/2 the wine purchased in the U.S. this crowd of 79 million strong is starting to shape the nation’s appetite for wine.   Millennials who we […]
September 1, 2017

The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. The area of the Loire Valley comprises about 800 square kilometers (310 sq mi). It is referred to as the Cradle of the French […]