Pinot Noir is from Aliens. Maybe not but damn is it a crazy grape! What is Pinot all about? This is the first in a series where I break down this ancient grape and in the following episodes we'll get into its world domination. Start here!
Grape clones have a very important role in the whole wine thing. As a Star Wars fan I have always been intrigued about clones. Let's go to the Plant Kingdom and break it down before my crazy Pinot Noir episode(s).
There are red fleshed grapes out there. They have a significant historical role. Sometimes they are awesome. Especially a rogue from Eastern Georgia. What? Check it.
Thomas Jefferson was not our first wine geek but he was definitely the most influential. How did TJ fall in love with wine? Check it.
I think kosher wine is misunderstood and I want to set the record straight. This is what I know.
What was wine like in biblical times? Wine played an integral role in the lives of people of this area of the world. How wine was seen in the culture and how it was made are both some pretty fascinating stuff!
Tannins are crazy! And they are confusing! There's a reason why. Let's breakdown what tannins are, why we sense them and what to look for.
Do wine trends stress you out? Let's look at some history to see how to approach them.
Is there a magic hard and fast trick to navigating and understanding a wine list? No. But there are plenty of things you can do to boss out and be confident in your decision. Here are a few tips I came up with.
Leaf, fruit, flower and fruit days are a wonderful idea when it comes to agriculture but when you apply this biodynamic calendar to enjoying wine does the same apply? Well let's look at the moon and see? (I'm not a fan)
Is Montepulciano a grape? Is it a wine? It's both! Sort of. Let me explain.
From monks to hipster-dom the wine known as Pet-Nat is killing it on the trendy "natural" wine market. Have you seen it? Is anyone explaining this new style that is not new at all? Are you curious? Let's break down what this new new/not new new style of wine.
And here we are! The final part in my three part series about the wines and history of Piedmont. The white wines deserve love just like the reds. Let's get into it!
This is a big one! Join me as I break down red wines of this amazing wine region. From Barolo to Gattinara, from Nebbiolo to Pelaverga there is so much to enjoy here!
Welcome to part one of my three part series on Piedmont and the wines of the region. It's all about the hills, the fog and the history.
I list some of my favorite wines for the Fall season. Maybe they’ll be your faves as well!
Picpoul De Pinet
Right Bank Bordeaux