White Wines for Winter

Who said winter had to be the solitary domain of red wines? White wines can strike and warm your heart just as much as any rich full bodied red wine can when the temperature drops outside.

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Wines that Rock: Grenache Blanc

The Grenache Blanc wines you find in America are so much more spiritual, entrenching you deep through the herbaceous aromas into an almost tantric state of desire. Who knew a white wine could do that to a person?

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The Hotlist: December 2017 - Wines you NEED to be drinking this month

December is here! That means places get lit up with lights and decorations and we spend way too much time outside at Christmas markets than anybody should reasonably do in this kind of weather. Yes its cold AF but do we care? Hell no!

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Wines That Rock: Tempranillo in the USA

Its taken a while for Tempranillo to find its way over to vineyards in the United States and a little more time still for those wines to start producing grapes of note. Those who have persisted and championed Tempranillo are being rewarded for their patience and graft, and so are we!

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The wines to drink for Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time to sit down and feast with loved ones, but sometimes finding the right wine can be a pain in the ass.

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Wines for Friendsgiving

To me the best part of Thanksgiving is Friendsgiving, a chance to feast again but also be with people you choose. So if you are going to do Friendsgiving right, you are going to have to find the right wines to go with your festivities

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Wines that Rock: Refosco - The Venetians are keeping this gem from us!

I sometimes wonder about those wines we think of as hidden gems. Are they unknown because other wines are marketed heavier than they are? Or do the locals focus on keeping these wines a secret from us? With Refosco I am convinced that the Venetians are doing their best to hide this amazing red wine away from the rest of the world.

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What the F*** are Old Vine Wines?

Old vine is a pretty common description on a wine label. We swear we love it, but do we really know why, and do we really know what old vine wines are? And why do they make such damn good wines?

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Wines that Rock: Old Vine Carignan and the masters of wine

If Carignan in its youth is a people pleaser, then as it ages it becomes a wine that becomes devoted to happiness. Carignan is best when served in company with good friends to put a smile on their faces.

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The Hotlist: November 2017 - Wines we love that keep us warm

Summer is well and truly over, Fall is in full swing, and Winter is creeping up on us. Some of you have probably seen your first snow fall. Oh god and then there's Thanksgiving coming up and the start of the holiday season. Good thing wine is there to help

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Am I doing this right? How to open a bottle of wine!

Are you having trouble opening your bottle of wine? Are you not sure what kind of corkscrew to get? There are so many ways you can open a bottle of wine, from the simple, to the flashy, to the shoe. Yes. you can open a bottle of wine successfully and easily using just a shoe.

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5 Hipster wines that will make you look cool

Once the punchline to many a joke, hipster is no longer a subculture but a compass of what we enjoy in our lives today even for wines.

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Wines that Rock: Trousseau Gris - A precious metal of a wine

Trousseau Gris is much more than a hidden gem, Trousseau Gris is a precious metal of a wine. If we could compare Trousseau Gris to anything it would be rose gold.

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5 natural wine wineries in the USA that will change how you think about wine

There are only a handful of American wineries making natural wine, but those that do are challenging everything we know about wine and making wine with real soul. Ready to start your natural wine adventure?

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10 Wines to Pair with Chicken

Think that the only way to pair wine with chicken is to go with a Chardonnay? We have at least 10 reasons to think you are wrong! Have a look, we dare you!

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A new wave of American Chardonnay is killing it right now

A new wave of American Chardonnay is fine tuning how they make wine from California's signature white wine grape. Boy are we in for a treat!

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Fall is a great time to try Orange Wine

Fall is a great time to try orange wine. If you have never tried orange wine or are a little bit skeptical then this is your perfect opportunity!

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The Hot List: October 2017 - Wines and trends to look out for this month

Here are a few trends happening in the world of wine right now that we think you should be keeping an eye out for. 

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What the F*** is Pet-Nat? (Pettilant-Naturel)

What the fuck is Pet-Nat? Where did it come from? And how is it blowing up wine stores across the country? Is it just the latest hipster trend in winemaking or is this going to be a full on romance we have with a wine style like how we love Rose? To really find out, you have to try for yourself but allow us at Vynl to explain.

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The many talents of the Pinot Meunier grape

Champagne growers and those who follow the traditional method of making sparkling wine are going back to Pinot Meunier as part of their mixes to bring out a livelier wine. Oh, and did we mention Pinot Meunier also makes a killer red wine? Yeh, this grape is ready to blow up as a grape that has many talents.

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