Wine-Ucation

There’s a lot to learn, know, and understand about wine.  Sometimes it can be intimidating, but fear not, we are here to educate you (wine-ucation) and prepare you for a fun adventure.  If there is a specific subject you’re interested in learning more about, drop us a note.


14 December 2018 What the Heck Does Terroir Mean Anyway in Wineries & Vineyards?  I don’t know about you, but I hear more and more Virginia Wineries dropping the word, “Terroir” left and right.  It’s the new trendy thing to say when describing the uniqueness of one’s wine.  If you haven’t figured it out, Terroir is French and literally means earth and soil, but it’s evolved to include…

1 November 2017 To Decant or Not Decant – It seems that more and more these days we see more and more contraptions used, sold, marketed, etc. that are all about aerating wine.  They are sold to make your wine taste better, but do they really?

25 October 2017 Malolactic Fermentation – This week’s Wine-Ucation will be a short one but for all you wine tasters out there who’ve been to a tasting table and heard the pourer talk about Malolactic Fermentation and nodded in agreement to a term unbeknownst, this one’s for you.

18 October 2017 Nothing Boring ’bout Bordeaux -Left Bank…Right Bank…what do they mean?

11 October 2017 How to Taste Wine – See, Smell, Swirl, Sip, Swish, & Swallow – OK, have you ever been to a winery or gone wine tasting and looked around at what people were doing and why?

4 October 2017 October Harvest – We often hear in Virginia that October is “Grape Harvest” month.  That may be true, but there’s a lot more to it…