Posts by Mark West

Champagne!

(Post by Nanci Hemminger) Awhile ago I lead the Enology Club from Northrup through a tasting of several Champagnes and other sparkling wines. In preparation I researched the wines I would be pouring and also delved into the fascinating history of Champagne. This is what I learned…

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THIS FRIDAY- AROUND THE WORLD IN FIVE WINES

Need a vacation? We’ll take you on a trip around the world with wine! Learn about what has become a worldwide industry and sample varietals from across the globe.   Discover new regions and grapes you may never have tried before.   Be baffled and bemused by arcane wine facts and pretentious banter from our fastidious…

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Music, Yoga, and Wine

(Post by Alyssa Barron) Who am I and why do I care so much about Music, Yoga & Booze? Music: I’m a professional singer and particular yet avid music lover Yoga: I’m a yoga practitioner and teacher Booze: Because WINE. Also, I’m a wine seller and Level 1 Sommelier… but who’s keeping score? Music has…

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Champagne 101

Sparkling wine is, well, wine that has carbon dioxide added to make it fizzy, during a secondary fermentation.  Of course the most well known example of sparkling wine comes from France (so do French bulldogs but I won’t hold that against ‘em) and is known as Champagne, a sparkling wine that is made in the…

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Wine of the Week – Kiamie R’own Style Blend

2016 R’OWN STYLE BLEND   This Cote du Rhone inspired wine is dark and dense yet remains elegant and feminine, like an army of elves marching through the depths of Mordor. The wine shows candied blackberry, crème de cassis and pressed mulberry aromas, accented by savory hints of grilled exotic spiced meats.   Soft, yet lush…

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Baker the bougy wine dog on Chardonnay, Pinot, and Burgendy

The Region: Burgundy Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. ‘Nuf said. Unless you’ve been under a rock or drinking Colt 45 since you were 12, you know these two grapes. They are the two main grapes of Burgundy (if you’re lookin’ at a bottle of French wine don’t be confused by the term “Bourgogne”-its’ just the French…

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A Short History of the Universe (of California Wines)

The Spanish were the first winemakers in California-they planted vineyards along with each mission they built. Well, I mean…you need wine for communion, right? For the most part they planted what has become known as the “mission grape”. The Gold Rush (1849) brought an influx of winos and hence a new demand for wine; it…

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Mark’s Paso Trip

We headed out from the South Bay on a beautiful morning in search the perfect zinfandel. Instead of going someplace close like Uncorked, I was headed up to Paso Robles to meet some friends for a weekend of wine tasting, in the town where I first learned to drink wine. Well, I already knew how…

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Friday Theme Nights

    Sign up for our weekly email blast here and don’t miss our weekly specials, events. and information about our our Friday theme nights. It may be a visiting winemaker, a fun wine tasting (Girl Scout cookie pairing anyone?) or maybe a blind tasting. Whatever the event, there will be wine involved!   

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Happy Hour!

Rough day? Boss yell at you? Was the foam on your double macchiato this morning not up to snuff? We’ve got the antidote! Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm we do $10 tastings.

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