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New Discovery On Origin of Wine Tannins

Tannins are found mostly in red wines, derived primarily from grape skins, seeds and stems, but also from oak barrels. Tannin acts as a natural preservative that helps wine age and develop. (Source) Red wines tend to have higher tannins … Continue reading

Woodwork Winery’s 2013 Pinot Noir is Exceptionally Smooth

Pinot Noir is typically considered earthy with vivid fruity flavors of ripe red fruit, cherry, chocolate, toast and spices. It’s a challenging grape variety known for its difficulty to make into good wine. The grape is thin-skinned, late ripening, and … Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Wine

A complete list of celebrity wines Continue reading

Caymus Vineyards

I’m sure you’re familiar with Caymus wine. Caymus is Napa royalty, known for their gorgeous reds and for the many generations of wine makers they have produced, but did you know their whites are kick ass wines? Damn right they are. I … Continue reading

10 Revolting Additives You Won’t Believe Are In Your Food

The majority of our food supply is contaminated with GMO’s, pesticides, and antibiotics, but many manufactured foods are also laced with a plethora of synthetic chemicals, from food colorants that increase the risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children and allergic … Continue reading

8 Step Beginner’s Guide to French Wine

The most celebrated red wines, white wines, sparkling wines, and sweet wines all come from France, who has led the world in winemaking for centuries. According to “French Wine For Dummies,” French wines differ from American wines in three major … Continue reading

Colorado Restaurant Debuts Marijuana Food Pairing Menu

In high-end restaurants, expertise in food and wine pairing is handled by wine stewards or sommeliers, but now a new category of food paring may have emerged. (source) The future of fine dining may require sommeliers to recommend more than … Continue reading

2nd Week Of Manhattan Fraud Trial in Huge Counterfeit Wine Case

Last week, Rudy Kurniawan, who accumulated one of the world’s premier wine collections worth more than 50,000 bottles of the most celebrated Bordeaux and Burgundy wines of the last century, went on trial in Manhattan federal court. (source) Kurniawan was … Continue reading

Vin De France Wines – A New Generation of French Wines

Since 2010, Vin de France has been characterized as a table wine from France replacing the former Vin de Table category. Vin de France is a new wine classification encompassing all wines without regional geographical indication.  (Source) These wines state … Continue reading

Caves Madeleine Beaune

Beaune is known for its amazing wines and food. Caves Madeleine is a perfect example of why the region has earned its fame. The restaurant was suggested to us by our AirBnB host, Cristina. She described it as “a convivial … Continue reading

Brangelina Wine

Along with other celebrities such as Drew Barrymore and Richard Gere, the allure of winemaking has also captured the attention of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Pitt and Jolie have partnered with the winemaking Perrin family and will debut their … Continue reading