South Africa Wine

After the end of apartheid in the 1990s, South Africa’s wines reentered the world market. Now, 20 years later, South Africa’s time to shine on the wine stage has definitely arrived. "A significant proportion of the best South African wines today were not being made in 2000,” states Tim James in his comprehensive book Wines of the New South Africa. Today we are seeing racy, intense sauvignon blancs, incredible Chenin Blancs (referred to as Steens),...

South American Wines You Should be Drinking

But Should Be. Once every decade or so a wine grape comes along that transcends region, winery, or even common sense to become a brand unto itself. Malbec has joined that illustrious club of brand unto-itself varietals. Over the past few years we’ve introduced hundreds of guests to the U.S. darling of wine (Argentinean Malbec). This year, we’re continuing the trend and expanding to the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil. Come...

#1 Wine Bootcamp

Wine Bootcamp - We could call this Wine 301 - an advance class on all the basics of wine. Spend 2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and all the tidbits about wine nobody will tell you. The...

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Around The World in 80 Minutes - This class is a wine geography education - working toward your masters of wine! Get to know the finest wine regions in the world and why they are what they are. Explore the most amazing wine regions you never knew were out there. We'll take you on an incredible journey of wine without ever needing to apply for a visa! Learn to tell your steens from your pinotages,...

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Around The World in 80 Minutes - This class is a wine geography education - working toward your masters of wine! Get to know the finest wine regions in the world and why they are what they are. Explore the most amazing wine regions you never knew were out there. We'll take you on an incredible journey of wine without ever needing to apply for a visa! Learn to tell your steens from your pinotages,...

#1 Wine Bootcamp

Wine Bootcamp - We could call this Wine 301 - an advance class on all the basics of wine. Spend 2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and all the tidbits about wine nobody will tell you. The...

Dessert & Wine Pairing

Is it possible to pair desserts with our favorite mainstream wines? Better be careful, some of these flavors are in definite conflict ... but it can be done. While you may be hard pressed to find anyone upset with the wrong wine & dessert pairing (it is wine and dessert after all) it is nice to show off a little knowledge when entertaining guests, not to mention the piece of mind in knowing that what...

Spain’s Hidden Playground + a sneak peek at Portugal

Spanish wine has a marketing problem. What will it take to put the nation's wines on the map? Spain is a hot, dry, mountainous country with more vineyard land than any other nation on earth. It could be argued that Spain is a viticultural miracle. After years on the sidelines of the world of fine wine, it is now a major player that we've got to learn more about. If you were, say, mapping out...

#1 Wine Bootcamp

Wine Bootcamp - We could call this Wine 301 - an advance class on all the basics of wine. Spend 2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and all the tidbits about wine nobody will tell you. The...

15 Rules of Food and Wine Pairing

Although sipping on award-winning wines is a delight, once you bring food into the equation the experience moves to an extraordinary level of discovery. Experience a fun, educational, and delectable Food and Wine pairing class. You will learn how to appreciate your palate and pair wines – spanning from whites and rosés, to reds, dry, bubbly or sweet – with six exquisite savory and sweet food selections.