Lost Grape Of Bordeaux

Carménère This is one of the original six varietals of the famous Bordeaux wine (which is a blended red wine). The history of this delicious grape is an extensive one, and one I was able to share with my parents tonight. This was one of the ancient European varieties. Carménère is considered to be the [...]

Tasting Alaskan Wines!

Oh yes, you read that right - wine tasting in Alaska! Believe it or not, there are a few wineries in Alaska but they aren't the traditional wines or wineries. These wines have a grape wine base but are blended with blueberries, blackberries, strawberry and rhubarb, mixed berries, peach and apricot and more! How do [...]

Customer Service At It’s Finest!

WOW! I just have to say WOW! I have been working in the service or customer industry since I was 16 and during that time I have never seen such amazing customer service as what I experienced yesterday. Last year, during Memorial Day weekend, I visited a quaint little winery who had just opened their [...]

“I’m In The Wine Industry”…

It is the funniest thing when you are trying to explain to a medical professional that the reason why your alcohol intake is higher on their sliding scale is that you work in the wine industry. I joke with people a lot that I "drink for a living" but in a very small way that [...]

A Bottle To Save…A Bottle To Share

Hello my fellow winos! Have you ever gone to the grocery store or visited a winery and tasting a wine that was SO good that you bought two bottles? A bottle to share and a bottle to save? As I am going through my wine library and thinking about what I want to share with [...]

Taste The Difference – Through Idaho Wines!

You might be scratching your head at this point, confused by the title - wines? In Idaho? Why YES! Did you know that Idaho's wine industry pre-Prohibition was actually growing equal amounts of grapes as our neighbors to the West? The first grape-bearing vines in Idaho were planted in the 1860s. By two Frenchmen named [...]