Topic: Learn About Wine

Avoid pitfalls and mistakes when starting a cellar. Here are the top considerations to make when collecting wine including how to choose the best wines for your cellar.

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Ice Wine, You’re So Fine

Posted to Learn About Wine on February 3rd.

Welcome to the wonderful world of ice wine, one of the sweetest mistakes nature has ever made. Here’s why ice wine (aka eiswein) is one of the great wine treasures of the world.

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Extended maceration is a red wine technique that you’re likely to hear about more in coming years. This wine making process is known to add incredible depth to red wines and it’s increasing in popularity around the world.

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Central Coast is a large encompassing American Viticultural Area (AVA) that extends from the south of San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara. This region does happen to produce some of California’s most intriguing, up-and-coming wines.

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Understanding Napa Cabernet

Posted to Learn About Wine on January 25th.

By learning more about Napa’s great Cabernet wines, we can better understand what defines quality with this particular wine grape and seek its potential in both Napa Valley and other regions as well.

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Get to know two great alternatives to Napa and Sonoma that are right next door. Mendocino and Lake Counties are the up-and-coming wine regions to know.

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The Prosecco Wine Guide

Posted to Learn About Wine on December 21st.

Learn more about this fascinating sparkler including how to choose Prosecco, the different styles, the main winemaking region, Valdobbiadene, and what foods to pair with it.

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In Greece today you can still find a traditional wine flavored with sap from an Aleppo pine tree. The wine is called Retsina and it’s making a surprising comeback in Athens and beyond.

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Sauternes Wine Guide

Posted to Learn About Wine on December 7th.

Sauternes is the sweeter side of Bordeaux made from the region’s rare white grapes. Find out about this wonderful dessert wine made with noble rot grapes.

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Guide to German White Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on December 5th.

If you are one of the few who cherish white wines as much as red wines, Germany is a wine region that’s easy to become obsessed with. Here is an introduction to Germany’s top white wines as well as some essential knowledge to help you find great German white wine.

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