Wine

The Primitivo Grape and Three Wines to Try

Meaning “primitive” or “early” Primitivo is an Italian grape that tends to ripen early in the season. It’s robust, refined and having a comeback. Here are three bottles to try made with the Primitivo grape.

Sticking to a Budget? Two Quality Chilean Red Wines We Love

No matter the reason you’re pinching pennies, you don’t have to give up wine completely and you definitely don’t have to drink bad wine to stick to your budget. Check out these two high-quality Chilean red wines that you can find for around $15 or less.

Elysian: A Wine Label Paying Homage to the Land

A wine that represents California’s beautiful farmland? That may sound weird or boring, but stay with us! Winemaking always sounds so idyllic and romantic, but farming? Not so much. We tried Elysian, an organic California Merlot that highlights all the crucial parts of farming, growing grapes and the land itself. It’s delicious and its story is beautiful and important too.

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Roast

Make your holiday dinner special with a flavorful bacon-wrapped pork roast served next to perfectly roasted potatoes, garlicky sautéed spinach and a glass of Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana wine.

A Wine to Pair with Hearty Soups

It’s soup season and we are serious about soup season. To go with so many of our hearty, warm bowls, we have picked out a wine to pair. This Italian bottle is perfect to take your usual soup night to a whole new level of special.

Merlot is Back! Celebrate Merlot Month

You might have a different opinion, but based on what we have been tasting, Merlot is back! It has returned from it’s boring, stuffy world to be bright, beautiful and interesting.

The Wine to Sip While You Wait for Trick-Or-Treaters

Yes, there is really is a wine for every occasion. And we love that! We chose a bottle of Côtes du Rhône wine to go with all of your fall festivities, even the chocolate you will nibble on while you wait for tick-or-treaters.

Behind the Scenes of One of the Old World’s Oldest Grapes

Garnacha aka Grenache aka “The Mediterranean Grape” is one of the world’s oldest grape varietals. Being extremely versatile and delicious, it’s a classic for a reason. This famed can be found growing in countries around the globe, but truly thrives in its hometown European regions in northeastern Spain and southern France.