May 19-Rias Baixas Albariño

As we continue on with the light, warmer weather wines, we find Albariño from the Rias Baixas region in Northwestern Spain. The area is known for its green lush vegetation and rainfall. Rainfall can be extremely problematic for wine grapes because it can cause mold and mildew that ruins crops but the region has adaptedContinue reading “May 19-Rias Baixas Albariño”

April 28-California Chardonnay

This week I selected the chardonnay from California because this grape varietal from California commonly presents with a rich, buttery texture (from a chemical process it typically undergoes) and a touch of woodiness from the new French oak used to age it. This differs from French Chardonnay because those are usually crisp and acidic. American ChardonnayContinue reading “April 28-California Chardonnay”

May Schedule

May is just around the corner and that means Summer isn’t far behind! Warm weather, longer days, and outdoor cooking all call for wine! This month is the primer for all of these wonderful things! May 5-South African Chenin Blanc May 12-Pinot Gris (Not Grigio) May 19-Rias Biaxes Albariño May 26-Red Rioja -TheLooseTannin

March 31-Oregon Pinot Noir

Oregon, namely Willamette Valley, produces far more delicate, earthy Pinot Noir than that of warmer climates such as Sonoma. If you tasted a Sonoma Pinot Noir back in January, you may recall it had bold red fruit flavors. The Pinots of Willamette more similarly resemble Burgundy, France in their profile by exhibiting higher levels ofContinue reading “March 31-Oregon Pinot Noir”