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Wine Trends 2018

These are some of the trends we're seeing in the wine world, on menus in San Francisco, and in the wine industry at large.  Take it as you will, some are smart and wise and others are due to varietal experiments in a new world terrior.  For whatever reason things are certainly getting more interesting and ecclectic.Gewerztraminer Riesling wideley known German wine that is a Somme favorite due to its pairing with food. An amazing food wine due to it's acidity. A touch sweet on some of the wines, also some petrol and stone fruit and citrus like lime, peach,...

Apr 29, 2018

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Why we love jammy zin and these "espresso" of new world

Why we love jammy zin and these "espresso" of new world

Wow, one of my favorite epiphanies in drinking grape jus was one time when I was at my friends place with some Midnight Moon Gouda and he coravined some Turley Zinfandel for us to pair with the fromage. I remember lighting up like a kid at christmas. This wasn't wine this was like eating wine. It was dry, but almost tasted sugary due to the intense compact fruit that I've heard so many get wrong about. It's not sugary, its just so much flavor it gives it that sensation. That's the beauty though, if it tastes like sugar to you...

Oct 03, 2017

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Wine of the Month Club Comparison - The Lowdown on Online Wine Clubs

Wine of the Month Club Comparison - The Lowdown on Online Wine Clubs

we love wine, and we absolutely love the feeling of going to pickup a parcel at the front door and sign( or here in San Francisco, at the HOA desk ) But it's absolutely frustrating how varying the business models are on all of the different wine clubs? Who's hipster 'branding" on cheap juice? Who's higher end demanding prices on more big block vineyards? Who's owned by a bigger wine site/magazine/conglomerate? These are questions that aren't quite apparent, and there seems to be a bunch of hubbub and no one really has a straight answer either from friends who've tried,...

Oct 03, 2017

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Why we Love Turley Zinfandel

Why we Love Turley Zinfandel

Its jammy, alive, thick, from all over california, pairs with hardcore things like a gaucho steak, grass fed ribeye from stemple creek or bn ranch or 5 dot. It doesn't drink but you don't eat it, its this sort of gelatinous structure of firepower meets fruit. It's an entire plot of fruit trees and berrys sort of somehow extracted and compressed into this little container that someone deemed in the past should be 750ml. Clearly they got sizing wrong on that because although you can't continue due to zin's high alcohol levels, you could easily drink several bottles just from...

Oct 03, 2017

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