Get a group of wine nerds together and more likely than not, when asked to choose between Cabernet Franc over Cabernet Sauvignon, the decision would be unanimous. Cab Franc would win every time. Somewhere along the line, Cabernet, Cab, and all other forms of nickname somehow became synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon. But what about the other […]
Flank steak is not only one of the cheaper cuts of beef; it’s also one of the simplest to make absolutely delicious. In this recipe, we’re heading to Chile to get inspired by their fantastic wines and cuisine. We wanted to create a steak that would be right at home either in a hip restaurant in Santiago […]
Does Cabernet Sauvignon really need a day? It’s already one of the most popular wine grapes in the world, and it’s also best friends with steak. Do we really need to single it out every year on the last Thursday before Labor Day? Yeah, we do.
Labor Day weekend is one of the last times of the season we have to fire up the grill, head to the beach and celebrate America. And we wouldn’t be doing the weekend justice if we didn’t crack open a big old American wine, and nothing, we mean nothing, says America like a Cabernet from […]
When it comes to learning about wine, it’s the amount of minutiae that sucks out all the fun. Regions, subregions, crus, vineyards, producers, grapes — it can make our favorite beverage downright impossible to understand. In the grand scheme of things, the wines of the Napa Valley seem fairly straightforward; the region is all about […]
Someone brings some good Bordeaux to a party. Great. Someone opens said bottle. Even better. Someone starts talking about the differences between the Left Bank and the Right Bank in the Bordeaux region. Reasonably, you grab your glass — after it’s been filled — and jet to the other side of the room. Bordeaux can […]
Cabernet Sauvignon from a valley north of San Francisco tends to be pretty pricey if you’re looking for a cellarable bottle or something for a special occasion.
It may come as somewhat of a surprise to many that wine producers from Napa and Sonoma have been heading to Washington State over the past few years, but as the planet has continued to warm, and real estate has continued to get more and more expensive in California, that’s exactly what they’ve been doing. […]
Stag’s Leap – the winery whose name has an apostrophe before the S – is the famous Napa winery known for producing the Cabernet that bested the top Bordeaux at the 1976 Judgement of Paris. Thanks to this event, both Napa and the winery became famous internationally, becoming high-end names that many people the world […]