Cork or Screwcap? New Oxford Study Adds Fuel To The Debate

Cork or screwcap? This has been a hotly debated question which many winemakers have asked themselves when bottling their wine. Recently, Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory looked to test whether the sound and sight of a cork-stopped and screw-capped wine being opened would influence the perception of the wine inside the bottle. 140 participants were asked to try two identical wines,... Read More
Cocktails Wine 

Cocktail Recipe:Agnesi’s Diamond Sangria

Ingredients .25 oz Triple Sec .25 – 0.5 oz Maria Gaetana Agnesi Brandy 6-8 oz Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot 1-2 oz Fruit Juice Instructions In a GOVINO stemless wine glass or Pinot Noir wine glass, add brandy, triple sec and fruit juice to glass. Add ice and fresh fruit. Fill with Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot. Flavor Profile: Bold red wine... Read More
Sauvignon Blanc Grapes Wine 

Harvest update: Napa Valley, California 2017

It seems like 2017 will go down as another wild ride for grape growers and vintners. On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) hosted the 2017 Napa Valley Harvest Press Conference, which provided a comprehensive discussion of the growing season and issues affecting Napa Valley vineyards during the 2017 Harvest. According to Rory Williams, assistant vineyard manager... Read More
Sonoma Wine 

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Announces 2017 Professional Wine Competition Results

Sonoma County Harvest Fair celebrating its 43rd year is the largest regional wine competition in the United States, announced the results of its annual Professional Wine Competition. In order for a wine to qualify, it has to be made with grapes grown in Sonoma County, with a Sonoma County designated AVA as the only region listed on the bottle. This... Read More
Five Must Have Wine Books Wine 

Five Must Have Books For Any Wine Lover

It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to wine or if you are a seasoned wine professional, these 5 books should be on every wine lovers book shelf. The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil Workman Publishing $25.00 Recently updated, The Wine Bible is the almost as lengthy as the Bible itself. The book contains a tremendous amount of information.... Read More
Wine Wine Basics 

Wine Basics: Airén

Airén: Pronunciation: A white grape is Spain’s and the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Airén blankets central Spain’s hot, arid regions of La Mancha and Valdepeñas and is used for both red and white wines. The Airén grape’s reputation for creating dull white wines is still widely dependable but-thanks to modern equipment and new wine making techniques-these wines... Read More