In vineyards all over the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year signals one of the wine world’s essential seasons: harvest. When to pick is a highly refined process unique to each farmer, winemaker, or vigneron and the decision impacts what’s in your glass.
Chenin Blanc has risen to darling status with sommeliers because it’s food-friendly and maintains terroir-driven characteristics. Learn enough to be dangerous with answers to some of the most common questions about Chenin Blanc.
Many of today’s natural wine growers and makers look back to the Beaujolais foundations installed by the Gang of Four. While more natural wine choices exist now more than ever, the originals still represent the category with validity, quality, and good taste. Here’s why their decisions still influence a changing industry.
Why buy biodynamic wine? If you prioritize hand-crafted products, don’t want to consume products made with chemicals, or care about the Earthly impact of your purchase patterns, you may have just found your why. Here we briefly explain the how and the who so that you feel even more confident in the next biodynamic bottle you snag.
In the world of misunderstood grapes, Riesling is perhaps the most misconstrued of them all. However, Riesling is one of the most versatile varieties in the world, producing bottles across the entire flavor spectrum. Here are five simple reasons why you should change your mind about Riesling.
Knowing how a wine was made is just as important as enjoying how it tastes. So when it comes to being environmentally friendly, knowing the difference between organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and ‘natural’ wine is key. We’re breaking down four of the wine world’s most buzzworthy terms, here.
We’re here to tell you that the journey to drinking good wine isn’t always completed by following a path from “novice” to “expert.” On the contrary, filtering out a lot of the noise and focusing on a few key ideas will more likely lead to the delicious experiences with wine you’re searching for. In that light, here are a few simple ways to make sure you're cracking into good wine this coming year -- no experience required.