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Uncanny Wines Top picks Underwood Wine Messina Hof Wine Tangent Wines

I know what you’re thinking. Wine from a can? Seriously? Are we witnessing a throwback to Bartles and Jaymes Wine Coolers? No real wine drinker would drink wine from a can! Certainly, no winemaker would spend the time to make a good wine and then put it in a can where it could be guzzled […]

Wine 101 Xinomavro

Xinomavro Wine

Xinomavro, a dominant red grape of northern Greece, specifically Macedonia. This red wine has great aging potential due to its acidity & tannin structure. Curious on how to pronounce it? Watch below.  

Startup Kuvée Shuts Down

If you have one of the Wi-Fi enabled wine bottle sleeves from the startup Kuvée, you may want to buy all the bottles you can. The startup that makes a Wi-Fi-connected wine bottle complete with touchscreen, has announced it is shutting down its operations. The Kuvée wine system is essentially a combination of wine sleeve, […]

Wine of the Week: 2016 Bee’s Box Chardonnay

Bee's Box Chardonnay 2016 Wine of The Week

The Bee’s Box story begins like most good winery stories: What first seemed like a problem soon became an opportunity to grow. In this case, the problem was a swarm of bees at the Virginia Dare Winery. Unsure of how to handle this situation on a property full of guests, winery staff did what anyone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cocktail Recipe: Lemonade Prosecco Punch

Astoria Lemonade

Ingredients: 4-6 cups prepared Lemonade 1/3 cup citrus vodka (you can substitute regular flavor) 1 pint blackberries (or your favorite berry), frozen 3 sprigs fresh mint 1 750ml bottle Astoria Prosecco D.O.C., chilled 1. Stir lemonade and vodka to a gallon size pitcher. Add blackberries and mint. Add the Prosecco. Serve over ice. The longer […]

Wine Tasting: A How-to Guide

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There are many local wine stores who host weekly or monthly tastings. These tastings range in price from $5.00 to $50.00 depending on what wines are being poured during the tasting and if there are any additional amenities like cheeses, appetizers or other small bites. If you are fortunate enough to live near a wine […]