Wine-ing Down the Year

Wine-ing Down the Year

Year-end “best of” lists are always fun to read, because in today’s fast-moving world, it’s easy to forget what happened just a few months ago. In our industry, we are fortunate to have a variety of categories to review, from the myriad of delicious wines and...
Has Your Wine Gone Bad…or is it Your Palate?

Has Your Wine Gone Bad…or is it Your Palate?

Have you ever taken a sip of your favorite wine at the end of a long day, only to be disappointed by how it tastes? But wait – you just opened the bottle the night before, so perhaps it’s your taste buds that are the culprit? Or maybe you ordered a glass at a...
Ummm….what’s up with the eggs?

Ummm….what’s up with the eggs?

“Guest post by Reynold Family Winery” At Reynolds Family Winery (Napa, California) we’ve quietly worked egg-shaped concrete fermentation tanks into our regimine of stainless steel tanks, oak vats and plastic T-bins over the past several years. These UFOs (unidentified...
What’s in a Swirl?

What’s in a Swirl?

While it can appear pretentious to many, mastering the swirl is not just a way to impress your friends; the action of swirling wine in the glass is key to a tasting experience for several reasons. Swirling wine in the glass enables aeration – introducing oxygen...