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Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Green”

G is for Green While defining a wine as being “Green” may sometimes refer to its biodynamic status, the “Green” we are going to be discussing has to do with its flavor profile. If a wine is described as being “Green”, it usually is associated with a negative connotation. Sometimes [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Wine Words, Wine World|0 Comments

The Hot List: Summertime’s Top Sellers!

With Summer coming quickly to a close, we're sharing some of the best wines we've been enjoying this Summer. They are so good, you'll want to drink them all year long!  

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Wine of the Week|0 Comments

The Hot List: Heating Up with 95 Point Wines!

This week's top wines were all rated at least 95 points by our panel of wine advisors and includes something for everyone; a Napa Cab, a Pinot from the Sonoma Coast (at a value you won't believe!) and a Chardonnay exclusive to Wine Spectrum.

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Spotlight, Wine of the Week|0 Comments

Bottles and Corks

Wine packaging, like the people that enjoy it, comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Later on, we will set aside some time to discuss bottle sizes (from a 187.5mL Piccolo to a 30L Melchizedek). For now, let’s talk about shapes, colors, and corks. BOTTLES 1. Bordeaux: Straight-sided and high-shouldered with a pronounced punt. 2. Burgundy: Tall bottles with sloping shoulders and a smaller punt. 3. Rhône: Similar to the tall bottles with sloping shoulders and a smaller punt of Burgundy, but traditionally less fat. 4. Rhine: Narrow and tall with little or no punt (typically brown glass) 5. Mosel/Alsace: Narrow and tall with little or no punt (typically green glass) 6. Champagne/Sparkling: Thick-walled and wide with a pronounced punt and sloping shoulders. 7. Chianti: The fiasco, a round-bottomed flask encased in a straw basket. This is more often used for everyday table wines; many of the higher-grade Chianti producers have switched to Bordeaux-type bottles. 8. Fortified: Many wines that have been fortified (Port, Madeira, Sherry, etc.) are in very sturdy bottles with a small bulge in the neck to help catch sediment. […]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Winemaking|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What are this week’s hot wines?

This week brought in some highly-rated, hard to find wines including a Napa Cab and a Pinot from the Sonoma Coast (exclusively available through Wine Spectrum). A new red blend from winemaker Bridget Raymond has landed and was this week's rising star!   

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Wine of the Week|0 Comments

How Many Grapes in a Glass of Wine?

This morning at 530am, Harvest officially began in Napa with sparkling producer Mumm Napa starting us off yet again. With the summer months beginning to wind down, kids are getting ready to start school, leaves will soon start to change, and significant others all over wine country are preparing to [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Winemaking|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Hot List: This Weeks MUST HAVE Wines

This week Napa Cab continues to reign supreme and we saw an impressive showing from Italy with a highly-rated red and a white wine that is flying off the shelves. Here today, gone tomorrow get these top sellers before they are gone forever!  

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Tasting Round-Up|0 Comments

7 Fun Wines from this Week’s Tastings…

2011 No Girls 'La Placiencia Vineyard’ Syrah, Walla Walla Valley Wine Spectrum 95+, Wine Advocate 95: In the same mold, with the buzzwords being finesse and elegance, the 2011 Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard offers textbook pepper, olive tapenade, smoke and crunchy berry fruits in its medium to full-bodied, seamless and beautifully textured profile. [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Tasting Round-Up|0 Comments

Learn more about the biggest names in wine, and the under-the-radar gems.

Do you love wine? Do you want to learn more about it? Do you collect? Do you buy a bottle, drink a bottle? If you can answer YES to ANY of these questions, then you will want to subscribe below to learn more about the biggest names in wine, and the [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Mailinglist|0 Comments

Rolando Herrera and Mi Sueno – More than just a dream.

Rolando Herrera was a teetotaler until he discovered he had a good wine palate. The native of Michoacan, Mexico, was working as a laborer before discovering an interest in winemaking. He is now founder and sole proprietor of Mi Sueño Winery, and his wines are poured in restaurants throughout the [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Spotlight, Winemakers, Wineries|0 Comments