Across France, domaines are appended with et fils (“and sons”), referencing the children who joined the family business along the way. A list of Italy’s top wines largely reads as a string of male names, speaking to the men who built the wineries. Winemaking daughters, however, were historically hard to come by. For instance, when […]
The wine world landscape is pretty well laid out at this point: There’s the Old World and the New World, and while new wineries are popping up daily, the countries from which quality wines come are well established. Sure, there are esoteric winemaking countries like Slovenia and Croatia thrown in there, thanks to a new […]
A winemaker in Burgundy, France vinifies Pinot Noir from the famous Dijon clone. A winemaker in the Willamette Valley of Oregon does the same. Tasting these wines side by side there are significant differences in quality and structure. Our Oregon winemaker has the same clone planted in two different vineyards a few miles from each […]
One of the hardest things about discovering Old World wines that you might enjoy is that the labels are so confusing. If you’re used to seeing the grape(s) on the label, often prominently, you might wonder what’s going on. Most wines from Old World wine countries prominently identify where the grapes were grown (and who produced […]
You know what they say, sometimes it takes a change of scenery to finally make it big. Maybe it’s all the competition in the place you’re currently in, or you’ve just never been appreciated the way you should be by those around you. Whatever the reason, many of us have found success once we’ve changed […]
The terms Old World Wine and New World Wine are ones that you might have encountered on the wine-soaked lips of your peers, yet as simple as they may seem, understanding what it actually means when someone describes a wine as being Old World or New World can be quite confusing.