When I think of winter I think of snow, warm nights by the fireplace, and of course a nice glass of wine! Although we can’t always have snow or fire places, at least the wine part is easier to obtain. I was recently sent samples of the Villa Gemma Colline Teatine Bianco by Masciarelli and […]
Awesome Orange Wines to Celebrate National Orange Wine Day
On October 6, 2018, the first ever National Orange Wine Day was celebrated. It was a small modest celebration at Ruffian in NYC, which at that time had the largest selection of Orange Wines in the city. Since then, National Orange Wine Day has expanded and is recognized on the National Day Registry. Learn more […]
What is Pet Nat?
With the Holiday season fast approaching you may already be dreaming up what your holidays are going to look like. What dishes will you serve, what wines will you pair with them? Traditionally, Champagne has been the beverage of the holiday season and rightfully so. Champagne is special! However, you may have seen a peculiar […]
What is Biodynamics?
If someone tried to explain what Biodynamics were to me 5 years ago I probably would have zoned out and just started drinking. Flash forward to the present day, I now realize it’s implications for overall Vineyard health and quality grape production. But what does this term, Biodynamic mean? Let’s first start with its history: […]
What Makes a Wine Vegan Friendly?
Wine is a funny thing. In theory, it’s just fermented grape juice. However in practicality, there’s a lot more intricate steps involved in the process. If you’re an individual who cares about the welfare of animals and choses not to eat meat, how your wine is made should be something of interest to you. Many […]
What is natural wine? To quote Alice Feiring: “Nothing added, nothing taken away.” In my five year wine drinking journey I would have naturally assumed in the beginning that all wines were clearly natural, I mean they come from fermented grapes don’t they? It doesn’t get more natural than that….right? Five years ago, blissfully unaware, […]