French Wines to Drink During Oyster Season

Experts suggest that the best time to eat the bivalve mollusks is during coolers months that have the letter ‘r’. So by this definition, we are officially in the thick of oyster season. Here are a few French wines from the Picpoul de Pinet region that are perfect with raw oysters and other shellfish.

The Best Wine for a Tailgate

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the ultimate wine for a tailgate. We were looking for a bottle that was not too aggressive, but could still stand up to burgers, chili, saucy appetizers and spicy wings. Here it is.

Red Wines for the End of Summer

Labor Day has come and gone and we are looking ahead to fall. We’re ready for a break from rosé and are opening these reds on cooler summer nights. End summer on a high note with these favorite red wines that will transition into fall.

The Wines of Paso Robles

Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles lies the city and wine region of Paso Robles that has been growing a diverse array of grapes from Bordeaux classics and to favorite American varietals since the 1790’s.

Five Wines to Drink this Weekend

Here are five wines that we can’t get enough of so far this summer. Grab one or a few this weekend and let us know if you find a perfect patio pairing as you’re pouring. Bonus, each wine is less than $20 a bottle.

The Perfect Chilled Red Wine with Barbecue

Looking for a wine that is perfect with smoky grilled meats, but isn’t too powerful for a hot summer day? Look no further. Check out this red wine served slightly chilled.

South African Chenin Blancs to Drink this Summer

The white grape varietal, Chenin Blanc hails from France’s Loire Valley, but it has also taken root in South Africa where it is often known as Steen. Check out these favorite bottles from the New World region.

How to Txoko Like in Basque Country

A long-standing tradition of Spanish-Basque regions, Txoko is a gathering of friends of family where they cook tapas together, try new recipes and pair it all with favorite wines. Here’s how to do it.

Five Influential Women in Wine

March is Women’s History Month. While no one needs a dedicated month to celebrate the past and present achievements of women, we are getting in the spirit by talking to five influential females in the world of wine.

Pairing Wine and Weeknight Dinners

Enjoy wine with your food any night of the week. It’s a Tuesday and you have delivery headed your way? Have no fear, this is what you should pair with it.

New World Wines to Make You Forget Bordeaux

Sometimes a Bordeaux wine is the perfect bottle for the occasion. Other times, it feels like a bad ex that has left us feeling tired, bored or our wallets empty. To change things up, check out these new world wines that give the classics a run for their money.

Wine Tip: The Pinot Noir to Drink Into Spring

Here’s a Pinot Noir that is more food-friendly that anything you’ve tried before. Read on for how to enjoy it on the coldest nights of winter into the warmest spring afternoons.

Portuguese Wines to Drink in 2017

In case your healthy resolutions have fallen through, we have another idea for you that is fun and totally doable. Resolve to drink new grapes this year. Explore varietals that are new to you. For us, that means becoming more familiar with Portuguese grapes and their wines.

10 Innovative Bordeaux Wines

Gone are the days of thinking of Bordeaux wines as expensive, over bearing and stuffy. Coming from a variety of appellations and showcasing a range of styles, check out these wines that are anything but boring.

French Inspired Holiday Entertaining with SIMI Winery

Tasty gifts of the holiday season usually include a grand appetizer platter filled with dips, spreads, and classic finger foods essential for entertaining a crowd at home or at a party. This holiday season entertain guests or your very own palette with this creamy French inspired appetizer and refreshing wine pairing from SIMI Winery.