Blog Archives

Climate and Its Impact on Wine

In ancient times, almost every wine was what we’d today describe as a “field blend.” Not much was known about specific grape varieties, and various varieties would be planted haphazardly. At harvest time, all of the grapes — both red

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Wine Buzz

Your Common Wine Questions Answered

Wine can seem like a complicated thing, from different varieties and flavors to regions to glassware to tannins (and you may even be asking, ‘What are tannins?!’ We’ll get to that another day.), the list goes on and on. Here’s the

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Buzz

A Great Way to Celebrate California Wine Month

September is California Wine Month, and I have the perfect way for you to celebrate the occasion: Join the California Treasures Wine Club! Why did Vinesse develop a wine club focused specifically on the wines of the Golden State? Simple:

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Buzz

7 Reasons Why Australia’s Wines Are Must-Tries Right Now

I could list about 59 reasons why now is a great time to discover the outstanding wines of Australia. Really… I could. But your time is limited and my fingers are already tired from a long day of typing, so

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Region Profiles

The Perfect Reds and Dazzling Whites of the Pacific Northwest

Whether you get your national weather report each morning from ABC, CBS, ABC, The Weather Channel or some other source, you’re probably never surprised when you hear that it’s going to be stormy in Portland and Seattle. But not all

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The Wonderfully Diverse Wines of Chile

Talk about diversity. Chile is home to the driest place on Earth (the Atacama Desert), and some of the tallest peaks in the world (within the Andes mountain range). That geographic diversity creates climatic diversity, and that translates to numerous

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine Region Profiles

Drink These 3 Wines All Winter — You’ll Kick Yourself If You Don’t

In case you hadn’t heard, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day. As we know, that means we’re in for more winter. Six more weeks, as of February 2. In my mind, I imagine a legendary cartoon character, Bugs

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Wine in the Glass

Wine-Related Desserts That Are Sure to Impress

You know how they say that the first time is always the best? The first time I ever tried to make a Valentine’s Day dessert, I searched the family cookbooks (this was before every recipe ever concocted could be found

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Everything You Need to Know About France’s Wine Regions

For centuries, France has set the benchmarks for virtually every type of wine you could imagine, developed through a generations-long focus on the concept of terroir. In a nutshell, “terroir” is about matching the right variety to the right type

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Region Profiles

History’s Great Orators Speak Out on Wine

Today we pay tribute to the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose voice was quieted by an assassin’s bullet not quite 49 years ago. Dr. King was known for oratory skills, and no list

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Editor's Journal
Members-only Wine sampler specials delivered straight to your inbox via our Cyber Circle newsletter.

Archives