Wine Knowledge

5 Facts About Veraison in the Vineyard

July 21st, 2016 @ 12:00pm Haley Sansom Wine Knowledge 0 wine, Harvest, Vineyard

Véraison is the process of ripening in grapes and 

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Spring Suckering in the Vineyard

June 1st, 2016 @ 02:32pm Haley Sansom Wine Knowledge 0

Suckering is a vital part of vineyard maintenance, as it redirects the vine’s energy to the most important shoots.

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Dormant Vines: The Importance of Winter Pruning

February 17th, 2016 @ 11:00am Haley Sansom Wine Knowledge 0

The vines may be dormant in the winter, but it's a crucial time of year for vine growth and management.

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How to Navigate a Lengthy Wine List at a Restaurant

December 28th, 2015 @ 12:00pm Megan Eileen McDonough Wine Knowledge 0

Whether you’re a wine expert or a complete novice, follow these tips for navigating a lengthy wine list and you’ll be set.

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Quick Guide to Understanding Fermentation

December 21st, 2015 @ 10:00am Megan Eileen McDonough Wine Knowledge 0 wine, Napa, Harvest

Fermentation sounds simple enough, but when you break it down, it’s actually quite a tricky topic.

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Wine Labels 101: What Every Beginner Needs to Know

December 1st, 2015 @ 10:00am Whitney Butler Wine Knowledge 0

Don't be intimidated by wine labels! Learn to recognize the components of wine labels that provide the most relevant information with regard to quality. 

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Wise Up to Wine Temperature and Drink Like a Pro

December 3rd, 2015 @ 01:00pm Whitney Butler Wine Knowledge 0

We've all been taught that white wines are served chilled and reds at room temperature, but do you know why?

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How to Notice 8 Common Wine Flaws

December 16th, 2015 @ 09:00am Megan Eileen McDonough Wine Knowledge 0

Here are eight of the most common flaws, plus a couple tips for stopping these problems before they start. 

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7 Tips for Properly Cleaning Wine Glasses

November 24th, 2015 @ 11:00am Megan Eileen McDonough Wine Knowledge 0

Tips for keeping your wine glasses clean, shiny and in tip-top condition after every party. 

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Wine Harvest Seasons Around the World

November 16th, 2015 @ 10:00am Megan Eileen McDonough Wine Knowledge 0

No matter where you are in the world, there’s probably a grape harvest happening!

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A Guide to the Best Wine Gadgets

November 3rd, 2015 @ 03:00pm Megan Eileen McDonough Wine Knowledge 0 wine, gadgets, gifts

From unique wine coolers to bicycle wine racks, our wine gadget guide has it all!

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Enjoy Harvest: Napa’s Grape Season Is Underway

October 1st, 2015 @ 02:00pm Whitney Butler Wine Knowledge 0 wine, Napa, Harvest

Grape harvest season, sometimes called “crush,” is a magical time to visit Napa Valley. 

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10 Social Media Accounts for Wine Lovers

September 17th, 2015 @ 01:00pm Megan Eileen McDonough Wine Knowledge 0

Instead of saving your wine banter for Friday night, scroll through Twitter in the morning for the lowdown on new trends.

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Budbreak in the Vineyard

March 20th, 2015 @ 05:00am Sara Fowler Wine Knowledge 0

Budbreak each year marks the beginning of our growing season. It typically happens between mid-March and mid-April, depending on how cold the winter has been and the amount of rainfall we've received.  Like 2014, this year saw cold weather early in the winter, but unlike years past we had quite a bit more rain this year which is something we really needed

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2015 Wine Trends Revealed

August 4th, 2015 @ 10:00am Whitney Butler Wine Knowledge 0

A closer look at five wine trends to pay attention to as we pass the mid-point of the year.

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A Matter of Taste: How Cork Closures Affect Aging Wine

July 13th, 2015 @ 08:00am Whitney Butler Wine Knowledge 0

We pay no mind to it—a wine cork is usually no concern until it has torn and lodged itself in the neck of a bottle.

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The value of suckering in the vineyard.

April 24th, 2015 @ 03:30am Sara Fowler Wine Knowledge 0

At this time of year after we see bud break in the vineyard we then begin to see the rapid acceleration of shoots on the vines.  As the weather warms up it's not uncommon to see shoots grow an inch per day and for this reason shoot thinning or suckering is so important

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What is Véraison?

July 16th, 2015 @ 01:00pm Haley Sansom Wine Knowledge 0

Mid-July is often an exciting time for grape growers and winemakers, as this is when we start to see véraison, or the ripening of grapes. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Cellaring Wine

August 27th, 2015 @ 12:00pm Haley Sansom Wine Knowledge 0

Avoid ruining your age-worthy wine collection with these four tips!

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