Month: December 2015


Ready for a new red wine? Try Mourvédre

Got the wine blahs? Need a different taste to pick up the palate? OK, it happens to all of us. If you’re looking for a breather from big, bold reds, why not try Mourvédre (More-VEH-dra)? That’s the French name for this black, thick-skinned grape which grows in the country’s southern regions where it benefits from […]

General Wine

Four 'cool' and inviting California Pinot Noirs

Pinot Noir no longer gets shortchanged in America — and the world — for good reason: Winemakers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and California’s Central Coast have put their stylistic stamp on this persnickety grape to popular effect. As can be expected among the two western states, the difference in terroir and climate yield varied and […]