Category Archives: Wine World

The Spectrum of Pinot Noir

Finding the Perfect Pinot Noir

There’s a point in time when the typical wine lover begins searching for an intellectual component to their wine appreciation. Enter Pinot Noir. Originally from France’s Burgundy region—Pinot Noir makes an intensely flavored, complex, high-acid wine with incredible longevity. Pinot Noir is the most highly prized wine in the world. It’s considered the most sensuous […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Zesty”

So we’ve arrived at the end of our wine vocabulary journey, the end of the alphabet that is, don’t worry though there are still plenty of wine words out there for you to discover! Zesty is a word used to describe wine with lively flavor characteristics, with noticeable acidity and citrus notes. We find this […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Elegant”

Beautiful, graceful, polished, and refined…. No we aren’t talking about the future Miss America, these are some of the accompanying words you’ll hear to describe an elegant wine. And like a pageant queen tottering across the stage on six inch heels, one of the defining characteristics of an elegant wine is their amazing sense of […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Barnyard?”

B is for…Barnyard? You will often hear people describe a wine as having barnyard aromas or related terms like “horsey, manure, animal, etc.” Wines with this aroma are best described as earthy, with animal scents that remind tasters of well, a barn. However, this isn’t always a bad thing! In small doses this can be […]

Large Format Wines: Why you should go BIG

Is bigger really better? How big is too big? To the first question we can confidently say yes, there are definite advantages to investing in large format wines. While size can range from the magnum, which equals two bottles, all the way up to the grand daddy of them all, the Nebuchadnezzar, which is equal to twenty […]