Monthly Archives: July 2014

Varietal Spotlight: Sauvignon Blanc

Background Just as Chardonnay is responsible for the great white wines of Burgundy, Sauvignon Blanc is the white grape used to produce the extraordinary wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé as well as the white wines of Bordeaux.  The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage (“wild”) and blanc (“white”) due to […]

Favorite Sauvignon Blancs of the Summer

There aren’t many things better on a HOT summer day then a nice cool, refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Although there are many styles of Sauvignon Blanc around the world (Sancerre, New Zealand, Napa, etc.) they all taste great when the mercury rises. Here are some of our favorites that we have tasted this summer. […]

Winery Spotlight: GROOM

Marschall Groom Cellars is a very small family winery situated in the famous Barossa Valley region of South Australia. The winery produces three varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz & Zinfandel – under the label GROOM. Marschall Groom Cellars is the culmination of a dream, backed up by many years of talk and family discussion. The proprietors are […]

Pretty in Pink: The Art of Making Rose

The process of making a perfectly pink wine is a bit different than your techniques for making their red and white relatives. There are actually four different approaches to making rose wines,  bleeding, pressing, limited maceration, and run off.  With shades ranging from from the palest blush and salmon hues to more vivid pinks, we have witnessed rose undergo […]