Wine Column

Zinfandel, the Other Red Wine Light whites and rosés have long been a staple accompaniment for summer meals and gatherings, but an excellent, and often overlooked, alternative for these is the American-grown zinfandel. Contrary to popular belief, both white and red zinfandels are produced from the same red grape. White zinfandel was an adaptation of the original red, a styling that came into fashion in the 1980s. Red zinfandel, however, is the predominant variety, and that which is largely misunderstood. Most of the old and best-known zinfandel vineyards of California were planted more than a century ago by Italian, German, …
Read More

How to Build a Wine Cellar

It is often envisioned that collecting and storing wine is solely for the wealthy wine collector; those with enough money to build custom underground caves to store their thousands of priceless bottles in. This is far from the truth. Any even semi-serious wine drinker should, and can, have a proper space to store their wine, whether it is eight bottles or eight hundred bottles. Custom built temperature controlled caves are far from the norm, and far from necessary. There are many ways to safely and properly store wine, regardless of budget; whether it be the dark back corner of closet …
Read More