Pinot Noir from Germany at a Value Price

The warm weather is finally here, prime time for crisp white and subtle, elegant red wines. And there may be no better red for the season than Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir has been nicknamed “the heartbreak grape” due to it being so difficult to grow well and causing great disappointment with grape growers and winemakers. The problem with the grape is that it favors climates that are generally cool, but that have a degree of warmth, too. This narrows the global places where this grape can grow and thrive. Fortunately for German winemakers, Pinot Noir loves Germany. In fact, behind …
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Beautiful Winter Reds…

Why is red wine, red? Its color can be derived from a vast assortment of grape varietals ranging from grapes that are reddish, deep purple, and even a beautiful blue on the color scale. These grapes give rise to a wine that is color classified with such descriptors as garnet, almost black, dark red, light red, ruby red, opaque purple, deep violet, maroon and the list goes on. It is the grapeskins that are responsible for the red wine’s distinct color spectrum. The skins are in contact with the grape’s juice during the fermentation process, allowing the dispersion of both …
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Drink Along with Mike – Must Taste Pinot Noir

Another episode, another great wine! Try this fabulous 90 point red blend from Portugal. Our Portuguese wine department continues to grow and after you a taste a few, you’ll find out why. Maybe the best “bang for your buck” region in the world right now.