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Dad’s the Man! Happy Father’s Day

Dad’s the Man! Happy Father’s Day

Along with cars and boats, wine is yet another inanimate object that is often anthropomorphized, meaning it is ascribed to human characteristics. People frequently describe wine in terms that evoke human qualities, such as calling a wine "elegant," "bold," or "youthful." This anthropomorphism can enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of wine, as it adds a layer of personality and character to the tasting experience.

Come to the Wild White Side

Come to the Wild White Side

The Wild White, better known as Sauvignon Blanc, is one of the most widely planted grapes around the globe, having acreage in almost every wine region in the world because of its wide range of flavors, depending on the terroir. The grape is related to Traminer, and originates in the south of France. Depending on the environment in which the grapes are grown, and on how ripe the grapes are at harvest, the flavor profile can range from fruits of lime, green apple, and passion fruit, to white peach. What makes Sauvignon Blanc unique from other white wines are the complimentary herbaceous flavors like bell pepper, jalapeño, gooseberry, and grass. These characteristics come from aromatic compounds called pyrazines, and the secret to its signature style.

Pinot Grigio, ‘The Gray Pinecone’

Pinot Grigio, ‘The Gray Pinecone’

National “Pinecone” Day! Well, sort of … May 17th was national Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Day, so it seemed fitting to highlight! Pinot is the French term for Pinecone. Okay, so why has it been associated with a wine grape? Well, most “Pinot” wines—Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, etc.—grow in very tight clusters that resemble the shape of a pinecone.

Honestly Sancerre

Honestly Sancerre

You gotta be Sancerre! You gotta be Sancerre! You gotta feel it here, ’Cause if you feel it here, well, then you’re gonna be honestly Sancerre! Conrad Birdie (Bye, Bye, Birdie) understood how to get to a woman’s heart! Take a tip for Mother’s day! Up in the Loire Valley of France, in the Centre Région, you can find the most beautiful, high-acid, medium-body, food-friendly wine, with a little chill on it. After all, the farmer’s markets are bringing in those raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, crisp lettuce, and melons. All of which will sit well next to your glass of Pinot Noir. You thought Sancerre only meant Sauvignon Blanc? Honestly, sincere!