Jason Wise’s new cinematic exploration SOMM: Into the Bottle invites viewers down the proverbial rabbit hole for a behind the scenes look at one of the world’s most enigmatic products: wine. But does it need to be so darn complicated? Grape geneticist and former professor of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis,Continue reading “SOMM: Into the Rabbit Hole, er, Bottle”
It’s that time of year when we start to freshen up, emerge from winter hibernation, and embrace the flavors and seasonality of spring. Right on cue, Breaux Vineyards has released their very first bubbly, cleverly dubbed Breauxmance. A beautiful salmon hue, Breauxmance is made from 99% Vidal Blanc and 1% Chambourcin to provide a dash ofContinue reading “Foodie Friday: Breauxmance”
Don’t set the wrong tone this Valentine’s day by choosing a wine that doesn’t match your relationship. Use this handy guide to choose the right one for your special one! Find the Recommended Wines: The Chook Delaplane Cellars Shirland Syrah Piper Heidsieck Rare Flora Springs Single Vineyard Cabernets (I recommend the Rennie Reserve) Evening Land Pinot NoirContinue reading “The Right Wine for Your Relationship this Valentine’s Day”
For a true product of passion, meant to lubricate social situations, open conversational doors, and generally help people enjoy themselves, wine sure seems to come with a lot of rules. When did everything become so complicated, with this and that becoming “taboo”? Let’s all let our inner-rebel run, shall we? Here are five wine “taboos”Continue reading “5 Wine Taboos You Should Break”
Greetings food and wine lovers! This edition of Foodie Friday is dedicated to finding a decadent appetizer that can stand up to the winter cold, but won’t derail all those health-focused New Year’s resolutions. One that comes together quickly, with just a few simple ingredients, but pack plenty of satisfying flavor! I give you theContinue reading “Foodie Friday: Appetizer Edition”
The New Year can bring on a full range of emotions and moods. Take heart, there’s a wine for that! Looking for recommendations for any of the Mood Wines above? Check out the Cuvee Pinterest board Wines for Every Occasion! Cheers!
As another year comes to a close, it’s only natural to contemplate the past twelve months, mentally unpacking the highs and lows; reflecting on what worked well, and what did not. What are the accomplishments of the last year, and how can remaining goals be achieved in the next? For Virginia Wine, this year wasContinue reading “View from the Top: Marketing Lessons from the Virginia Wine Summit”
Recently, the Washington Post took the time to explore the wine region in its own backyard. The entire travel section was devoted to eating, tasting, playing, and staying in Virginia wine country. One article in particular was focused on the culinary and viticultural bounty of the Charlottesville area. With numerous recent articles touting Charlottesville asContinue reading “Trump it.”