I’m a big red wine drinker, but summer calls for whites. So today, I would like to introduce you to two new summer whites from WineShop At Home that are at the top of my list. I encourage you to try them and enjoy them throughout the summer.[Read more…]
Tonight, I was delighted to try WineShop At Home’s new Family Ranch Heritage White Wine. This wine is new for two reasons:
- The Family Ranch brand is new. At WineShop At Home, we have 20 or so different brands that we use for our wines. We proudly display our WineShop At Home logo on the back of each bottle. But we love to have a nice assortment of fun, sexy brands on the front.
- The Heritage blend is new. Alex Reble, our winemaker, is a king of blending, and this one is one of my favorites.
When I think of the Loire Valley, I immediately think of Chenin Blanc and Rosé. I know that if there’s Rosé in the Loire Valley, there’s got to be red wine there too. But truth be told, I can’t think of what red wine grows there. Time to do a little Google research to figure things out. Thank you to LoireValleyWine.com, WineFolly.com and WineTraveler.com for their help with this article.[Read more…]
Why are some wines called noble? Isn’t that a bit of a slight to all other wines that don’t make this cut? If the noble nomenclature rubs your democratic sensibilities the wrong way, don’t get your palate in a pinch. Like all things wine, there are usually a couple of reasons for things like this — one likely historical and another practical. In the case of the “noble grape,” there are both. Since history typically comes first, let’s start there. [Read more…]
Poor Chenin Blanc. The darling of the Loire Valley. The most popular wine in the United States during the 1970s. Now all too often thought of as a cheap, sweet wine, often found in a jug.
What happened? [Read more…]