Recently we attended the Cold Climate Conference held yearly in Minnesota. This conference is geared towards grape growers and wine makers. During the conference we learned a ton about cold climate grapes, challenges in wine-making and tried some excellent wines.   You might ask, why do cold climate or […]

Ep 051 – Cold Climate Conference

Central Coast is a huge wine region spanning 250 miles down the coast from southern San Francisco to the tip of Santa Barbara County. Central Coast is a series of valleys running east to west leaving it open to coastal fog and afternoon breeze. Normally I hear California and visions of […]

Ep 050 – Central Coast Pinot Noir

Sicily is know more for than it’s beautiful scenery and the Godfather. This island also produces tons of a wine. In fact, it’s the three largest producer of wine behind the Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions. In terms of red wine, Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s crown jewel of dry, food […]

Ep 049 – Nero d’Avola

This week we take a trip back to Loire to talk about Vouvray. Vouvray is both a place and a rich aromatic white wine in the middle Loire Valley area made from Chenin Blanc grapes.We did cover Chenin Blanc from South Africa in a previous episode, so if you are […]

Ep 048 – V is for Vouvray

This week is another four fabulous wines that we loved! Check out the tasting notes and details.   Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2011– priced around $16. This Sonoma County wine is deep and dark in color with a intense nose of violets and blackberries. It’s dry with medium acidity and tannins and flavors of […]

Ep 047 – Four Wines, January 2017 Edition

  Columbia Valley is a special place. It sits in the same latitude as Burgundy but the terrior is so different. Columbia Valley seems like the ideal place to to grown grapes; dry, lots of sunshine and low nutrient soil causing the vines to grow deep. Thanks to it’s large […]

Ep 046 – Columbia Valley

  Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is not just an obscure wine from a tiny part of Italy. It’s the second most planted red grape in Italy (second to Sangiovese) and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of the most exported DOC wines from Italy. It’s approachable and rustic, food friendly and it’s budget friendly so […]

Ep 045 – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

  Happy New Year!!! As I write this, it’s five degrees in Minnesota. Yep, it’s freezing and I don’t want to leave my house. Most people would cozy up with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon or even a lovely Merlot (yes Merlot is awesome so get over it haters) but I’m […]

Ep 044 – Winter Whites From Southern Rhone

  We launch our podcast in early 2016 and it have been a crazy year. We’ve learned a lot and drank a lot of tasty wine. It’s hard to pinned down what our favorites from 2016 but in this episode we attempt to do just that.   In this episode […]

Ep 043 – 16 Favorites of 2016