What are some of the top regions Sauvignon Blanc is coming from currently? What does Sauvignon Blanc taste like? What makes these wines ideal for pairing with seafood?
1415Sauvignon Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France and, as such, remains one of the top regions for the grape (which is labeled under its region Sancerre). Currently, New Zealand is leading the way in terms of Sauvignon Blanc production and sales. From these two regions, the wine is seldom oaked. The ..
What is Carménère Wine? What Does Carménère Wine Taste Like? What Are Good Carménère Food Pairings?
1649Carménère is a medium bodied savory red wine originating from France, but now predominantly produced in Chile. The name for the grape was derived from the French word for crimson “carmin” referring to the bright crimson autumn leaves of the vines prior to leaf fall. It was originally planted in the Medoc ..
What is the Petit Verdot Grape? What are Petit Verdot’s Tasting Notes?
1556Petit Verdot is a high quality red grape variety that originated in Bordeaux in Southwest France. It is well suited to gravely soil such as those found in Bordeaux. It derived its name from “vert,” or green in the sense of unripe. It was traditionally a constituent minor part of Bordeaux blends but increasingly ..
What Are the Best Wines Being Made in Santa Barbara California?
598Pinot Noir The cooler climates of the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita Hills lend themselves SO well to this temperamental varietal. The wines are so different from both AVAs but both are really well made and delicious. Nebbiolo I’m not a huge Nebbiolo fan to be totally honest, but the best ones I’ve ..