Malbec. Carmenere. Tannat.
Grapes that are making names for themselves in South America.
Three grapes that are allowing three countries define their individual wine cultures.
Yet they are not indigenous. They are from a place called France. Here is a little history.
There is nothing wrong with box wine as long as there is nothing wrong the wine inside the box. What is the trick? I say this a lot but it is sooooooo true: trust your wine merchant.
Here is a little background and what y’all should look out for when buying wine in a box in a box.
Ladies and Gents, The Death of Romance Part II: Box Wine
I have written about these little guys before but I felt like riffing on it in the video blog. It gives me a chance to convey the info as if I was doing a tasting in the shop. Actually the video is shot in Alphabet City Wine Co.
The title of this one is a bit of a joke. There is nothing wrong with screwcaps. Even though you get a crack and not a pop. Here are couple things you might want to know going forward with this newish enclosure. Check it.
I have posted about Chardonnay before.
I love this misunderstood varietal.
Check out my two-part rant on the history of the grape, what went wrong, where it’s going and how it is soooo getting better. (PART I and PART 2)
This week’s video blog is me, riffin’ on this idea.
I understand why our love has waned for Chardonnay so here is a story to bring it back to its humble beginning and hopefully rekindle some old flames.