click here to read part one of Demystifying Oregon Pinot Noir Enter the winemaker… Fifty percent of the quality and characteristics of the Pinot Noir is determined by nature; now it is up to the winemaker to determine the quality and personality of the second fifty percent. The winemaker’s vision, skills, determination and subtleties play […]
We all know the signs- school is back in session, the days are getting shorter, and the pools are closing down. Summer is fading fast, friends, but we are determined to squeeze as much out of it as we can! Join us for one last blast of summer at our September Pick 24 Release Party […]
We’re having a lot of fun picking out our “Rosés of the Month” here at the store, and to shake things up for August, we are featuring Les Vignerons du Mont-Ventoux Cuvée des 3 Messes Basses Rosé 2012. Whew! This wine is a mouthful both in name and taste, so let’s break it down.
Picture this, it is 1962, and in the Catalayud region of Spain, a group of small farmers recognize that they can all attain greater success by working together rather than competing against one another. In a year beset by paralyzing strikes and crackdowns by the dictator Francisco Franco, the growers found strength in unity and […]
You’ll notice we have several wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle in this month’s selection of 24 highly rated wines, under $24, and for good reason. This winery located on 105 wooded acres in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle, is Washington’s oldest and most acclaimed winery. Built on a 1912 estate owned by a prominent […]
Inquisitive about Spanish wines? Look no further than Jorge Ordonez’s 2010 Volver Tempranillo for just $12.99! Not long ago, many American tipplers would have turned up their noses at Spanish wine. After all, many of the Spanish wines available on the shelves here in the States were substandard Sherries and fusty Riojas; there was simply […]
Pinot Nero is also known as Pinot Noir and usually when we are searching for a Pinot Noir we look to the USA or Burgundy, France. However, between Italy’s most famous wine regions, Tuscany and Piedmont, lies Lombardy. Best known for their sparkling wines, this region makes an outstanding Pinot Nero.
Who is Mike Grgich? Arguably, the most influential winemaker in the New World. Celebrating his 90th birthday on April 1, 2013, Mike Grgich, winemaker and founder of the famous Grgich Hills Estate, may have had more influence on New World wines and their popularity and success than any other man in history. Inducted into the […]