What are Some of the Best Pinot Noir Food Pairings?
1664The Flavor’s of Pinot Noir Pinot Noir with its characteristic moderate tannin levels and heightened acidity is a widely versatile wine when it comes to food pairings. The signature flavor profile of Pinot Noir is strawberry, raspberry, black cherry, and floral hints of dark roses and violets. Oaked ..
Could You Give a Background on Red Burgundy Wines?
557The Burgundy region is a very complicated subject. With its ancient and extremely complex soils and limestone cliffs, varied pockets of meso- and microclimates, and notable vintage variation, the terrain and climate themselves lend to some of this complexity. Add in the small parcels owned by most producers ..
What Are the Best Wines Being Made in Santa Barbara California?
391Pinot 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 ..
What is Blanc de Noirs Champagne?
435A Blanc de Noir, or “white of blacks”, is a Champagne produced using Pinot Noir or Meunier, or a blend of the two. Most Blanc de Noirs are in fact clear wines, as in Champagne the grapes are pressed quickly and gently in the vineyard, resulting in a clear wine. The red color of the […]
How is Champagne Made?
587The Process of Crafting Champagne The process of making Champagne could be thought of as making wine twice. At the heart and soul of Champagne is the process of blending. Each year the winemakers (“Chefs des Caves”) create a plethora of still wines from specific areas of land, with each wine composed ..