Wine

26 Jul Wine Talk – Week 4: Refreshingly Bright!

Bauer Gruner Veltliner: Few wines are as well suited for these bright summer afternoons than a Gruner Veltliner. The heart and star of Austrian wine country, Gruner can range in style but consistently give way to fresh and expressive whites that are food friendly and...

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13 Jul German Summer Wines

Spatburgunder might sound unfamiliar and little funky until you realize it's just the German way of saying Pinot Noir. Pinot, that trusty old friend who shines as a rosé; especially when it comes from the Nahe region in Germany where the volcanic soils give way...

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27 Jan Wines of Lagar De Bezana

Jackie , our former and awesome team member recently had the pleasure of traveling to Chile and visited one of our favorite wineries, Lagar De Bezana. Check out some of the notes from her time there! Lagar De Bezana - A 'Cult' Wine Seated at the feet...

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18 Feb Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It is a light-bodied grape and done well, it can be smooth and delicate. The flavor profile of Pinot Noir ranges from fruit-forward and plush to earthy, savory and complex. Typical Pinot Noir fruit flavors include cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. Also look for: -beautiful floral notes...

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03 Feb Chilean Wine

Wine production started in Chile in 1551, when the Spanish first planted grapes in their colony. 2500 miles long and only 109 miles wide, Chile's climate ranges from dessert to glaciers, with the middle of the country near Santiago at the perfect Mediterranean climate for...

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28 Jan Wines of Portugal

Portugal is a land famous for their eponym, Port. But Port is not the only beverage made from grapes in Portugal. The Portuguese make some fabulous 'regular' wines too.  One of the best things about wines from Portugal are their price. Really cheap compared to the...

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13 Jan Spanish Wine

Want to know more about Spanish wine? Here's a little beginner's guide to some terms to get you started! Basic Terms: Tinto - In Spain, a red wine is called "tinto" Blanco - In Spain, a white wine is called "blanco" Cava - A sparkling white wine, made in the...

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06 Nov Bordeaux

This past week at our staff meeting we talked all about Bordeaux. Each of us was assigned homework, then brought their facts about Bordeaux wines to the meeting, which we talked about as we sampled of course! Here’s just a taste of what we gleaned: The Bordeaux wine...

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15 Sep Pacific Northwest Wines

Oregon is growing fantastic representations of cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. Importations of French clones have made for unique wines from mostly small, family-owned, artisan wineries. Washington is rich with soil from ancient explosions of Mount St. Helens and Mount...

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15 Aug Rosé

Rosé… not pronounced like the flower, but rather as “ro-zay” is a pink-hued wine made from (mostly) red wine grapes (like Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah and Monastrell) that are pressed but quickly taken away from contact with the skins (the part of the grape that...

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