Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, and Merlot

The trio of Bordeaux originals that have take the entire world by storm! Three “big” full bodied red wines to enjoy. Whether a bottle that’s a blend of all three varietals from Bordeaux, or choose individually as a single varietal from a region like California, Australia, or South Africa, these are the blockbusters that satisfyContinue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, and Merlot”

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Wine 101 – Part 2

Back to “Part 1” Part Two … (the rest of the world’s top wine regions) Wine Regions of Italy, Spain, the U.S., and more Having covered the regions of France in Wine 101 Part 1, this second section now covers additional exciting wine regions to round out your growing wine experience. Look up the regions, check themContinue reading “Wine 101 – Part 2”

Wine 101

A Quick Guide and Introduction to Wine. Wine might seem a bit daunting at first. We can help you with that. Enjoy the process.  We’ll take it one step at a time. Step One: WINE REGIONS A good way to learn about wine is to learn about wine regions. I’ve included special wine regions here, ones that gave birthContinue reading “Wine 101”

Bordeaux Wine Region (king of them all)

Bordeaux is the top wine region in the world. Not just  legendary and cultural, it also produces the top wines. These wines serve as the benchmark for all others. Bordeaux is an Eighteenth Century architectural and cultural gem. The city by that name has 600,000 residents and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. ItContinue reading “Bordeaux Wine Region (king of them all)”

Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot The most famous trio of Bordeaux red wine varietals. Originally from the iconic wine region of Bordeaux, the three have arguably become the most famous red wines around the world. As a blend, either from the original region or elsewhere, these 3 exude robust, bold aromas and tasting notes,Continue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Merlot”

Pinot Noir (Wine Introduction).

Pinot Noir – the grape and the wine. Pinot Noir (classic tasting notes: cherries, raspberries and smoke). The premier red-wine grape of the Burgundy region of France. Get to know it first from Burgundy. Then try a few New World regions that do well with it, for example Pinot Noir from Oregon. Food Pairing: serveContinue reading “Pinot Noir (Wine Introduction).”

Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)

Chardonnay – the grape and the wine (Classic tasting notes: vanilla, tropical fruit, nuts, subtle apples and butter) Chardonnay is the primary white wine of Burgundy. One of the most popular wines in the world.  Other than its home in Burgundy, the best Chards come from Washington State, Oregon, Ontario and California. You can findContinue reading “Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)”