It seems that everybody drinks wine today. This wasn’t the case just 10 years ago. Maybe wine became popular thanks to Two Buck Chuck or just greater availability and greater variety, for whatever reason it makes us happy. The more people who drink wine the more wine that will be made and the greater the […]
Okay, I LOVE mushrooms, especially with a great Oregonian Pinot Noir. But, now these delectable little fungi are serving a higher purpose – in wine shipping.
Wine drinkers seeking Bordeaux-style big red wines need look no further than Temecula to find them. Located just seven miles off the 15 Freeway, Wiens Family Cellars has been making wines of the Bordeaux variety here for the past six years. “Known for Big Reds,” Wiens differentiates itself by concentrating on producing Bordeaux blends with big intense flavors, rich colors and long aging life to equal those of Napa and Sonoma.
Inspiration from the Old World can be seen and tasted at wineries today along Rancho California Road and the De Portola Wine Trail. Now the latest ode to the Old World is the recent opening of the tasting room at Europa Village – a milestone for what promises to become a premiere wine destination for Temecula wine country.
Read all about our wine tasting adventure on the rails to Santa Barbara wine country with Grape Encounters Radio. Part of our “Fun Ways to Taste Wine” series.
For some, Earth Day means that they may clean their local beaches, get involved with a local tree planting, a habitat preservation society or drive to a fair of some kind to learn more about being green. Beyond these activities, you may want to take a look at some of the things you may already be doing to make an impact every day.
You might be more eco-conscious than you think!
So, you’ve misplaced your saber and now you’re wondering how you’re going to open that bottle of bubbly without shooting your eye out tonight. Here are 5 tips on popping the cork (and pouring) like a pro!
A change in the season is a reason to try new wines al fresco; features white bordeaux and a very young malbec.
Getting a bottle of Schramsberg brings me back to memories of visiting the winery and meeting the people there who work so hard to preserve their traditions and legacy. And having spent the past month reliving so many moments from my travels over the years, viewing old photos and blog posts, I cannot think of a better way to celebrate these memories than with my Schramsberg.
A wine’s legs refers to the way it drips down the inside of the glass after you swirl the wine. In the past this was used as a measure of the quality of the wine, but the belief has lost favor. Don’t ogle the legs, but focus on taste and smell.