June means June Gloom, the start of summer, school’s out, grads and dads, lots of festivals, concerts in the park and wineries!
In the vineyard, because California received an unusual amount of rain and had so much cloud cover and May Gray and June Gloom this spring, this means grape vines reaching toward the unavailable sun grew elongated and weak. What at first might seem like vigorous growth is not always the case.
When vines stretch like this toward the sun, it means etiolation.
With fresh salmon in season, what should you pair with it?
Whether it is Copper River, sockeye salmon, or King, when in doubt, get the Pinot Noir out!
But maybe you’ve been there and done that too many times and you want to venture beyond the tried and true and do something different.
Which is exactly what we did the other night: we tried two Italian RED wines, Italian wines that aren’t pinot noir (aka pinot nero). In fact, these are Italian wines that you may never have heard of but are interpretations of ones that might be more familiar than at first it seems! Continue reading →
Do you know that wine is grown and made commercially in every state in the union? Many of these wineries are small and local, and some rely on grape juice that’s shipped in from more prolific areas, like California.
Throughout the Unites States, farmers are converting their pastures, fields, and orchards into vineyards — and growing grapes in some unexpected places. Continue reading →
As the days get longer and sunnier in the northern hemisphere here, it’s time to think about wines for summer. We’ve got three suggestions for you from South Africa — where it is actually winter there!
And because #RoseDay is TODAY, June 8, two of our summer suggestions are — you guessed it — ROSE!