Wine of the Week: Burgundy

dvibc9l5dhg-emanuel-feruziThis week’s wine is particularly awesome because we are diving into Burgundy. Here’s why this is important. When people think of wine, France is one of the first countries to come up. When people think of France, the two most famous wine regions of the country is Bordeaux (the famous left and right bank of Bordeaux) and the other wine region is Burgundy. Let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading

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Make America Grape Again

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Did you know that each and every state in the United States bottles their own wine? Yes, all 50 states. However, it doesn’t mean that each winery is successful. Out of all 50 states, there are 4 states that make up the majority of winemaking in the United States–about 95% to be exact. Here are the top 4 states: Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Merlot

gogw9vatm-q-oscar-soderlundIt’s really fun trying out a new wine a week. I’ll be honest with you guys though, I try out more than one wine a week. I like to think of it as experimenting — a really fun experiment. This week’s wine is a merlot. Merlot is common from the Bordeaux region of France. Sometimes merlot is made into a wine on its own, but other times, it is used as a blender with cabernet sauvignon. Today’s merlot is pure merlot. Continue reading

Grape Varietals Pt. 5

varietals5(Continued..) In the world of winemaking, there are only a few vines that grow the right grape to make wine. About 90% of wines are made from a vine called vitis vinifera. However, within vitis vinifera, there are thousands of varieties of grapes. I’ll introduce you to the major varietals: 20 to be exact.  Continue reading

Wine of the Week: Pinot Noir

pinot-noirI’m going to try this new thing where I introduce a “wine of the week”. Bear in mind, I’m not a sommelier or a person who studies viticulture and enology. However, I’ll share what I can. I’m still learning too, remember? The wine we look at for this week is a Pinot Noir from my home state, California.  Continue reading

Grape Varietals Pt. 4

varietals4(Continued..) In the world of winemaking, there are only a few vines that grow the right grape to make wine. About 90% of wines are made from a vine called vitis vinifera. However, within vitis vinifera, there are thousands of varieties of grapes. I’ll introduce you to the major varietals: 20 to be exact. Continue reading

Grape Varietals Pt. 3

varietals3(Continued..) In the world of winemaking, there are only a few vines that grow the right grape to make wine. About 90% of wines are made from a vine called vitis vinifera. However, within vitis vinifera, there are thousands of varieties of grapes. I’ll introduce you to the major varietals: 20 to be exact. Continue reading