Posts in Wines That Rock
That is incorrect! But so right! - Martha Stoumen throws down with her 2017 "Varietally Incorrect" Viognier

Martha Stoumen is challenging everything you knew about Viognier, and making something that is a super quaffable summer wine. Its a wine you need in your life right now, the 2017 Martha Stoumen Varietally Incorrect Viognier.

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The dark side of Rosé - Darker shades of pink show a different side to Rosé wine

There is something darker stirring in different corners of the world, adding a new layer of soul, complexity, and a whole different character to the bright and refreshing wines of the summer. 

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Keep Wines Cieliegiolo - What it means to be glou glou

So I am breaking my own tradition here by doing a bottle review. Screw traditions. I'm just going to go out and say that you have to get your hands on some Cieliegiolo from Keep Wines. Here's why...

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California knows how to Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a wine with a serious edge, attitude, and killer style. It is the white wine equivalent of Atomic Blonde!

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Nero D'Avola is the hottest thing to happen to full-bodied red wines

There is a big, bad ass Italian red wine that is about to blow all of those other full-bodied red wines away. Nero D'Avola is Sicily's answer to rich, big, spicy red wines that consume your heart and leave you super happy.

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Can we all just agree to drink more Riesling? 5 Reasons Riesling should be your go-to white wine!

Let's all agree that in 2018 we need to drink more Riesling, enjoy more Riesling, and finally give this wine the credit it deserves!

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Spring forward with these glorious aromatic white wines!

There is no better accompaniment, no better pairing for your spring flings than a glorious, aromatic white wine. What could be better for the bright, floral aromas of the day than a bright, floral white wine?

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The truly exceptional wines that lie on the cusp between medium and full bodied

Wine is not so black and white, or if you prefer, red and white. We try so hard to help people make choices by neatly fitting wines into categories like full bodied, medium bodied, and light bodied. While this can be a great starting point to finding the right wine for the moment, we often fail to see the nuances.

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Rare, mouthwatering medium bodied red wines that will make you swoon

There is a whole world of mouthwatering medium body red wines out there. We are looking a a few rarer varietals that will make you swoon.

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Gewurtztraminer is a rare noble wine in hiding, waiting to be discovered

Hiding behind that Teutonic name is a beautiful, aromatic white wine waiting to be discovered.

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Insane, powerful, full bodied red wines that will blow your mind (and you probably never heard of them)

These wines are mind blowing, earth shattering, and you probably never even knew they existed. Aren't you happy you have us?

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Counoise is the light bodied red wine you will love (but have never heard of)

It could take down Lizard, The Kingpin, Venom, and Carnage all in one night, get some great photos that will piss of J. Jonah Jameson, and still get an upside down make out session with the hottest redhead in the universe, Ms. Mary Jane Watson. Yeh, Counoise is pretty cool for your friendly neighborhood red wine. 

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Valdiguie is back baby (and its going to make you a cooler wine drinker)

Then you come across a light bodied red wine like Valdiguie, and everything just changes. You've never heard of it, buts its always been around.

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Wines that Rock: Ramato - How Pinot Gris becomes Pinot Funky!

If Orange wine is ever going to be a "thing" its biggest star is going to be Ramato.

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5 Obscure wines you need to try!

This is just a start, but here are 5 obscure wines you need to know, find, and drink as soon as you can!

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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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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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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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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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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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