No Wood – No Good? “OAK-ALTS”

No, that’s not a new breakfast cereal or a dietary supplement, it’s the terminology used by and ever-growing number of winemakers around the globe when referring to what is more correctly known as ‘oak alternatives’. Oak barrels originally became part of winemaking for a single reason – they were a …

Don’t Blush if You Like Rosé

My, how the world changes. There are likely many reading this whose first ‘real’ wine (i.e. not Boone’s Farm or Riunite) was a White Zinfandel. Of course, that “gateway drug” of a wine was usually quickly left behind as we fledgling American wine drinkers matured and moved on to “fighting …