Trousseau, Bastardo, Gros Cabernet. These are just a few of the names Merenzao answers to. Originally from the Jura region … Continue reading Merenzao: A Grape with Many Names
How did a grape that was once the favorite of King Charles III, exported as the first “vin clairet” to … Continue reading Pineau d’Aunis: The Comeback Grape
This is the recipe I used to pair with my Tannat from Uruguay. I also greatly enjoyed the Tannat with … Continue reading Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Tannat was born in 1783 in the southwest region of Madiran, France. Here, it was firm and powerful, with skins … Continue reading Tannat: The Crown Jewel of Uruguay.
This catchy phrase describes the wine region of Santa Barbara County. More specifically, to its seven AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas) … Continue reading West of France, Just North of LA
This is the recipe I used to pair with Grignolino. It’s a great springtime pasta that’s perfect for sitting outside … Continue reading Crab and Fennel Pasta
One of the things that most interests me as a sommelier is the wide variety of grapes grown. It fascinates … Continue reading Grignolino: Springtime Pasta’s Perfect Pair
Alicante Bouschet was originally a French grape designed by viticulturist, Henri Bouschet, when he cross bred the grapes Petit Bouschet … Continue reading Alicante Bouschet: Planting Roots in the New World
If you’re like me, when you think of Arizona, visions of massive red rock structures jut up into a hot, … Continue reading Arizona… wine?