A Misprint Leads to a Name Change CVNE (pronounced Coo-nay), is a shortened version of the Northern Spanish Wine Company (Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España). Founded in 1879 in the Haro district of Rioja by two brothers, the first
Renaissance Fairs and Mead My first experience with mead was at a Renaissance Fair. (yes, in full disclosure, I have attended a Renaissance Fair - actually two!) The fairs were "interesting." I watched as grown men dressed up in tights
Nino Franco has been producing Prosecco for a century! Not only producing it, but killing it! They have been providing wine lovers of the world with delectable bubbles at incredible prices and I, for one, am thrilled to have been
The Thin Veil  As we transition between October and November, so does the thin veil that separates the living from the dead. Many people find as the vegetation browns and the frosts begin to crawl in, this thin veil facilitates
  Located on the 45th parallel lies four of the most famous wine regions. These regions are part of the Medoc district of Bordeaux. The region that is home to almost all of the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux chateaux. (one is
Why is the western coast called the Left Coast? I mean it really matters what direction you are looking from, doesn't it? It's only the Left Coast if I'm facing North. If I face south, the Left Coast becomes those
Wines are all about  soil, climate and the vines. Their interaction is what makes each wine unique. Locations brand understands this but strives to break the rules of appellations. Blending across all of the major appellations, to create wine that represents
The name Calla Lily comes from a Greek word for beauty. At some point during the 19th century, flowers began to be associated with the expression of specific feelings and the stunning cone shaped calla lily became the symbol of
House Lannsiter, one of the Great Houses of Westeros, was one of the richest and most powerful families in the Seven Kingdoms. It sat high above on Casterly Rock that overlooked Sunset Sea. The Lannisters home was the Red Keep
I have never had sake in my life. I am not really sure why, but I just never have. I love going to hibachi houses where it is often served, but I always stuck with the familiar beers on the