Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano, meaning "early". This is a reference to the fact that this grape ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. Continue »
What is Nebbiolo wine? If you are a person that likes your wines big, bold, and red, then let me introduce you to a wine that you need to try. Meet Nebbiolo! It’s widely known as the grape that goes into Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the world’s most sought after and expensive wines. It should definitely be on your "to taste" list. Continue »
Guide to Sauvignon Blanc The name Sauvignon Blanc means “Wild White” and the grape has origins in the South of France. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most widely planted wine grapes in the world and because of this it has a wide range of styles and flavors. Continue »
Montepulciano - Italian: “mon-ta-pull-channo” Montepulciano is rarely found in northern Italy because the grape tends to ripen late and can be excessively "green" if harvested too early. This makes it a wonderful varietal to be grown in the California Sierra Foothills and especially in El Dorado County. Continue »
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