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Bordeaux: A Primer

Bordeaux: A Primer


Posted on Jun 6, 2018

Bordeaux FranceWhen people think of the wine world and ask where the best wines come from, they will no doubt receive many answers. Since there are many different tastes, a variety of answers is proper. Certainly Bordeaux would receive numerous mentions. Bordeaux, as a region, not only produces some of the greatest wines in the world, it also produces a large portion of wine in the world. It was one of the first regions to produce wine on a commercial scale and the techniques that its vignerons and winemakers have developed have been very influential to growers and vintners around the world.

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Video AdVINEture – El Dorado County

Video AdVINEture – El Dorado County


Posted on May 30, 2018

Welcome to our very first VIDEO AdVINEture! Come with us as we explore El Dorado County in Northern California. We visited wineries that included a small hands-on winery with just the winemakers as employees, an urban winery, and a larger production winery that has been in the family for over a hundred years. Join us on our very first VIDEO AdVINEture and let us know what you think!

Cheers!

*Special thanks to LYFTOFF Business Solutions (lyftoff.solutions) for video production*

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Wineries visited in order of appearance:
Cedarville Vineyard: http://www.cedarvillevineyard.com/
Via Romano Vineyards: https://www.vrv.vin/
Boeger Winery: http://www.boegerwinery.com/
Skinner Vineyards: http://skinnervineyards.com/

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Cedarville Vineyard: A Level Above

Cedarville Vineyard: A Level Above


Posted on May 23, 2018

El Dorado County

Jonathan Lachs

We recently had the opportunity to meet and taste with Jonathan Lachs, winemaker and co-owner of Cedarville Vineyard and Winery in Fairplay on our recent visit to El Dorado County. For Jonathan and his wife Susan Marks, creating Cedarville has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream the two have shared. We met with Jonathan to hear firsthand how they were able to achieve that dream.

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El Dorado County Wine

Jon Chewning & Leanne Davis

The first thing you notice about Leanne Davis and Jon Chewning is their warmth. From the moment you meet them, they instantly make you feel welcome and give you the sense that you’ve known them for years. They bring that same generosity of spirit to both their wines and their tasting room at Via Romano Vineyards in the heart of El Dorado County’s Apple Hill. One of the newest wineries in the region, they are quickly making a name for themselves by being rooted in Italian tradition while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of their winemaking heritage.

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Of all the interviews we’ve done with winemakers and/or winery proprietors, the story of Skinner Vineyards and Winery in El Dorado County has to be one of the most unique we’ve come across. While wineries that have been in a family for generations are common, the Skinner story is a tale reminiscent of its Gold Rush heritage—one of curiosity, discovery, risk, and ultimately reward.

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El Dorado County: A Primer

El Dorado County: A Primer


Posted on May 2, 2018

El Dorado County

The beautiful vineyards at Boeger winery.

El Dorado County is one of America’s hidden gems that is increasingly being talked about in wine circles. Located in California’s Sierra Foothills on the road between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe it is a high elevation region that, despite its lengthy history, is only just being discovered.

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Bodegas Alion

Bodegas Alion


Posted on Apr 18, 2018

Wine CorksSteadily, since its first vintage in 1991, Alion has been increasingly noticed by wine drinkers around the world, recognized for its unsurpassed pedigree and for its consistent quality. This quality has not been lost in the wine reviews of top publications: The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast have all awarded scores to these wines that are well into the 90s.

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One Day in 1911

One Day in 1911


Posted on Apr 12, 2018

Though other revolutions in France are better known, the Revolution en Champagne is certainly an important event, for all of Champagne and in particular for its growers.

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