Wine Exploration

Each year, we taste hundreds of wines at wine trade events and at several wine competitions we serve as judges. Our goal is to find not only the best wines but to find the best values for our readers. There is nothing better than finding a $12 dollar wine that tastes as good as wines selling for $50.

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Wine preference depends on the season

Open a bottle of good wine and it really doesn't matter what the weather is.

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Wine varietals

There are more than 30,000 varietals of grapes grown around the world of which about 500 are used for wine.

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HI HO Syrah

Most wine lovers have probably never heard of the winery association known as the Rhone Rangers. We can assure you that it is not a renegade vigilante group aspiring to police the wine world. The Rhone Rangers is a consortium of American wineries producing wines made from the traditional grape varieties of France’s Rhone Valley.

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Wine Judging

Imagine having 35 glasses of wine placed in front of you, each labeled with a number waiting for you to decide whether it is worthy of an award. The only information you will be given is the grape variety and the vintage. Repeat this scenario three or four times a day for three days strait.

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The Wine Couple

Our wine journey has been one of exploration as we continue to learn and experience new wines. Each new vintage brings something new and unique that will never be duplicated again. The excitement of constant new discoveries is the catalyst behind the column as we travel the world’s wine growing regions, sharing our experience with

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It’s Time to Open that Bottle

Go ahead and admit it, you are one of those people who have a bottle or two of wine sitting on top of your refrigerator or tucked away in a closet waiting for the “right” time to open it! It is a common myth that all wine gets better with age when in reality, very

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