Weekly Tasting Roundup (Week of 11/03/13)

This weeks calendar featured 4 tastings which highlighting 16 different wines from 12 of the finest  producers. We were fortunate to be able to taste a broad variety of superior wine from both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and ranging from crisp Chardonnays to vintage Ports. With such an amazing line up it was tough […]

Weekly Tasting Roundup (Week of 10/27/13)

With 4 days of tastings from amazing producers lined up this week , we knew that we would be in for more treat than trick this Halloween Week. This week, our Advisors got to travel the world of wine from the Grand Crus of Burgundy to what Wine Spectator calls the “Grand Crus of California”, […]

Last week in wine news: Microwave extraction, South Dakota rhubarb wine and more

Each week, scores of writers share their views on an assortment of wine-related topics; from describing the burgeoning wine scene in remote regions like South Dakota, to exploring the latest wine investment scheme, we encounter a good number of interesting tidbits from around the web. History of wine timeline Wine Folly put forth a very […]

Oak, stainless, and cement eggs. Understanding fermentation.

Aside from the harvest brix, type of grapes, terroir, and other machinations of the winemaker, the way wine is fermented lends some of the most complex flavors to the resulting product. There are three primary vessels used to ferment wine – oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, and cement eggs. In this article, we’ll explore each […]

Winery Spotlight: Sojourn Cellars

Craig Haserot of Sojourn Cellars has been at the helm of this boutique producer, leading the charge to create an all-star lineup of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and Chardonnay. His strong personality pairs well with his rabid enthusiasm for the wines he produces, which he holds in high esteem. His favorable impression of his product isn’t […]

Mark Herold Wines combine strength, tradition, and science

Certain winemakers are deserving of the “all star” status that’s bestowed upon them. Mark Herold is certainly one of them.  He’s a unique and respected character in the winemaking scene, with a big, stocky frame, and even larger personality. For two decades he has been masterfully crafting wines that routinely garner big scores and high […]

Grenache Day

The 4th Annual, Grenache Associations, International Grenache Day is today September 20th, 2013 According to the Grenache Association, Grenache is: Grenache is the most widely planted red grape in the world and responsible for the velvety, voluptuous mouthfeel that people love in wine; but it rarely gets the credit it deserves because it’s often used […]

Tantara Tasting

We taste a lot of amazing wine here at Wine Spectrum. But even for us, this was one to write home about. It has everything we love about a wine and winery. Terrific history of excellence, small production, and superior wine. Today’s tasting of Tantara Wines featured 6 phenomenal Pinots and 1 complex Chardonnay. These […]