Shipping Wine Can Lead To Heat Damage

Just a few days ago, I purchased a case of red wine, a Pinot Noir from a winery in the Anderson Valley. The wine was shipped via UPS and carefully packed in a typical cardboard box made especially for wine. The wine was delivered with no apparent damage… but I …

Locations Wine Tasting

By Steve Jacobson & Laurent Jouvin – Dave Phinney is one of the finest winemakers of our time.  He made his name when he made the great Zinfandel-Cabernet Sauvignon blend, THE PRISONER.  He followed it up with a great Zinfandel, SALDO. His Syrah, D66, is a superb wine… among many …

Turn Wine Pairings Into A Healthy Treat

How many times have we had a good meal while pairing some amazing wines, and we all wished we ate and drank less? We’re all guilty of it; eating and drinking too much. But who can blame us? It’s the epicurean style. Pairing wines with a juicy New York steak, a …

Wine-Tasting Party

So you want to host a wine-tasting party? What a wonderful idea! Whether you’re a novice or an expert, a wine-tasting party is an elegant, entertaining and fun way to learn about wine.   Here is what you’ll need:   • FRIENDS – You need friends because wine tastes better …