If you know Dracaena Wines, you know we are Cab Franc fiends. We consider ourselves the Cab Franc Champions in terms of promoting the grape variety.  This year, we will once again be participating in the Cab Franc Day Producer
This may be coming out a bit too late as Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but it will hold true for any holiday table.  Chenin Blanc is a fantastic wine to serve throughout the holiday season.  Chenin Blanc originated in the Loire
The 2023 vintage has been an interesting one in Paso Robles. The season started off with a bang. With such little rainfall the previous vintages, the winter brought much needed water to the vineyards.  I believe we received somewhere in
tartaric crystals at bottom of wine bottle
There are some topics in the wine world that are more confusing than others. One of these topics is “wine diamonds.” These are  tiny crystals sprouting out of your wine cork or settling at the bottom of your wine bottle.
Halloween is my all time favorite holiday. I have always loved it. Dressing up as a character - of course my costumes were often vampires, werewolves, or horror film characters such as Freddy Krueger or Jason Vorhees. I also have
map of the US and its AVAs
You hear these letters thrown around quite a bit; AOC, DOC, AVA, but what do they actually mean? Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, Denominazione di Origine Controllata, and American Viticultural Area all are shortened into these initialisms that represent designated areas in
Cabernet Franc grapes
The origins of Cabernet Franc are a bit cloudy, as many regions believe they are responsible for its beginnings. The first writings about Cabernet Franc can be found in the 17th century in Bordeaux. At this time the grape was
Have you heard about Resveratol? Depending on the day of the year and the article you are reading it is either a miracle compound or a myth that needs to be busted. Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound known as a
enzyme function
All living things have enzymes in them. Enzymes act as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. The two biochemical reactions that make the world go round are photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Between these two reactions, oxygen is
Dolly the Sheep
The term clone brings up the image of Dolly. Do you remember Dolly? She made her debut in February 1997. Afterwards, Dolly was all the rage. I'm not talking Dolly Parton, but ironically she did play a role in the