This past week I had the pleasure of participating in a virtual tasting with Enrique Tirado of Viña Don Melchor. The tasting was a vertical of the 2017 30th anniversary and the 2018 which is one of the few Chilean
Aquanet Generation For decades we lived on this earth without any concern for the effects our existence had on it. I think back to my high school days, in the 80s. Man, oh man, the hairspray that was used! I
What is Family? What does family mean to you? With all that is going on with the pandemic, I truly believe that family has taken on a whole new meaning. Well, maybe not a new meaning, but rather gaining a
Valentine's Day is holiday that is shrouded in layers of mystery.  It is most often thought that it is a celebration of St. Valentine. But which one? The Catholic Church recognizes three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus. The most known Valentine
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History of Tannat The term Tannat is a derivative of "tannin" and for good reason. Wines derived from Tannat is typically very dark, rustic and rather powerful thanks to the extremely thick skins. Another interesting characteristic that adds to the
Global warming. Let's get real.. It is happening. But long before anyone termed the phrase, glaciers were melting and began to migrate. These glacial movements left us with some of the most beautiful regions of the world. One such region
We are all familiar with Bordeaux. Those beautiful, big bold, red wines that are either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot based. We immediately think of the Right and Left Banks. We find ourselves dreaming of the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde Rivers
That sure is a great question! I have to admit, that not until recently did I ever think about pouring a sherry into my glass, never mind purchasing a bottle. But one thing I have learned while exploring the wine
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There is so much happening in today's world. 2020 came in like a wrecking ball (sorry for the Miley Cyrus reference) and hasn't stopped its destruction.  We started the year off with the corona virus that is sadly, still going
It wasn't too long ago that everyone was talking about the fact that if a wine was in a screw cap, it must be inferior. Although the traditional cork, making that wonderful sound, is the traditional way to protect the