The Wines of Chile (shaking up the wine world)

Wow. Timing is everything. We had planned on doing this feature on the fabulous, valuerich wines of Chile and just before going to print—bang! The strongest earthquake in recorded history hits smack dab in the middle of some of the veryy best growing regions. What this will mean to the …

SAY “YES” TO MICHIGAN!

Yes, we do sell Michigan wines, and we’re pretty sure that 90% of those reading this do as well, so what’s the appeal you ask? A few reasons: Due to our current economic challenges, there is a movement of sorts in our state to support all things Michigan. What better …

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 …