Behind the Scenes: Fermentation and Aging Vessels Unveiled

As a wine consumer, chances are high that you’ve heard of oak barrels, and probably stainless steel tanks, as common vessels for aging wine. More recently, you might have started to hear about concrete eggs and terracotta amphoras. When you combine all the options of grape varietals with the choices of aging vessels, plus the … Continued

Wine Tasting 101: From Novice to Aspiring Sommelier

Wine tasting can seem like an intimidating experience when you feel like you know nothing about wine. You look around and everyone is swirling their glasses, talking about astringency and listing off crazy descriptors like baked apple pie. “How in the world do you smell baked apple pie from fermented grapes?!” Don’t worry, you’ll get there, … Continued