Wine Collection

How to Start a Wine Collection

The joy of collecting wine comes from having a variety of bottles that you’re proud of owning and enjoy drinking and sharing with others. Aging the wine yourself as opposed to buying it pre-aged adds a certain satisfaction and a sense of responsibility for contributing to the quality of the wine. Collecting wine can be […]

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California Cabs

Blind Tasteapalooza #1- California Cabs

I would like to think that I’ve flushed out all of the fallacious assumptions and the resulting prejudice that can go in to evaluating wine from my system. Some of the more dangerous assumptions are as follows: The more a wine costs, the better it is. WRONG! If there’s a screw-cap on the bottle, the […]

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Sonoma - Zinfandel

All I am Saying is Give Zin a Chance

It was no coincidence that the first featured $20 Below wines were Zinfandels. Zins represent some of the best value wines that can be found for under $20. Also, the versatility of zin is astonishing. Wines can range from intensely fruity to subtle and food-friendly to rustic, earthy, and spicy. Zin is truly an underdog varietal. Reds such […]

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