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What Are We Drinking Now? Alta Luna “Phases” Red Blend

Need some help transitioning into fall? Seth has just the wine for you. Alta Luna "Phases" Red Blend - Trentino, Northern Italy Alta Luna is the perfect wine to usher in the transition from summer to fall. It flaunts the warm and comforting baking spices of fall, with a smooth lightness that makes it great for a late-summer evening. It's what you want with a delicious charcuterie board, grilled burgers, pulled pork or jackfruit sandwiches, chili dogs, good conversation, or nothing at all. Also, try popping it in the fridge for half an hour before you crack it open — [...]

By | 2021-09-15T18:41:51+00:00 September 8th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Elena Walch Schiava

Marshall will guide you into the new season with this Italian red. Elena Walch Schiava – Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Friends, as we enter now what Bertolt Brecht referred to as “the blue month of September,” we find ourselves at a crossroads of summer warmth and autumn chill. Because of this, I want to introduce you to a wine that meets the needs of both seasons: Elena Walch Schiava. “Now Marshall,” perhaps you might ask me, “what is a schiava?” The term actually refers to a variety of varietals grown in Alto Adige and Trentino, and the wines they produce are [...]

By | 2021-09-07T22:37:21+00:00 September 3rd, 2021|

What Does “Contains Sulfites” Mean?

Answers to frequently asked questions about sulfites in wine. What are sulfites? Sulfite describes forms of sulfur (sulfur dioxide, for example, or sodium sulfite or sulfate) that are present in wine. Sulfur is a nonmetallic element that is very common in nature and is, in fact, essential to life itself. Sulfur has been used since ancient times for many purposes, including the cleaning of wine receptacles by both Egyptians and Romans. Sulfur has been a food additive since the 17th century and approved for such in the United States as long ago as the 1800s. Sulfites are currently used for [...]

By | 2021-05-05T21:59:51+00:00 April 28th, 2021|

Natural Wine

Nature is a thing of beauty, as is wine. When the natural approach to making wine is enlisted, a rather unique and expressive version of fermented grape juice is the result. While it is currently on an upward trend among buyers and consumers alike, this style of wine making is not new, and it can even be traced back to the eighth century BC. Natural wines are, in short, a result of minimal intervention from the winemaker, and they are quite unlike other wines on the market. Moreover, in drinking these wines one may even feel as if the juice [...]

By | 2021-05-02T22:19:50+00:00 April 28th, 2021|