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Understanding the 1855 Wine Classification of Bordeaux, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe Bordeaux classification system was established in 1855 and since it had seen very little changes.  Thanks to its popularity, the terms “Grand Cru” and “Chateau” over the years have been synonymous with wine of higher...

2014 Harvest of our Prelude Vineyard’s maiden vintage.

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailPrelude Vineyard Leading into the 2014 growing season extreme cold winter was a first sign of uncertainty ahead.  Our vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were just 3 years old yearning for their very first harvest.  ...

Classic Pairings: Fresh Beef heart grilled over a open fire of vine-trimmings tasted with Malbec Mendoza, Argentina

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailIn the past decade, Argentina has taken the wine-world by storm.  Quickly moved up the ranking,  not only it is the 5th largest wine producer in the world but it too boasts some fine wines rivaling...

Wine Aging Classification of Chile and Argentina

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailBoth Chile and Argentina are making themselves known among the top wine producers in the world in both quality and quality. These two Spanish speaking countries share many Spanish influences, even with their wines. It is...

Wine Aging Classification of Italy

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailAging of wine is also very essential step to enhance and improve the taste of wine.  Aging can be done while wine sits inside Oak barrel and in bottles.  The Italian appellation system of quality sets...

Wine Laws and Regulations of Italy

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailItalian wine appellation system (DOC) is modeled closely after the French’s AOC and very similar to the Spanish’s DO.  Like many European wine regions, Italian wine laws focuses on the area/region where the grapes are grown...

Wine Laws and Regulations of Spain

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe Spanish Wine laws first went into action in the early 1930s and later revised in 1970.  This system like many others in the European Union shares a few things in common with one another.  These...

Wines of Tuscany, Italy

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailGrape vine has been cultivated in Tuscany for more than 3000 years.  With centuries of history and tradition combined with modern influences, Tuscany has always been and likely will be the powerhouse of Italian wine.  Three...