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Happy New Year

Here’s to wishing everyone a very healthy, happy, and prosperous 2016. We’re all familiar New Years traditions such as broken resolutions, black-eyed peas, Champagne, and fireworks. Today, however, I realized I knew very little, if anything, about the origins of the holiday. So, here we go… Celebrating the new year…

Port Release

In our new Port, Jason and crew have once again created a masterful blend; not just of different grapes, but different vintages as well. This delightful fortified wine is about 63% Touriga Nacional (the Portuguese grape for Portos) from the 2012 vintage. It also has 21% Syrah and 13% Merlot…

Cranberry-Orange Crock Pot Mulled Wine

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Habari Gani, and Seasons Greetings! However we celebrate, it’s definitely time for some holiday cheer. So, today we have a super-awesome recipe for a very Christmasy, Crock Pot mulled wine coming to you from Heather De Laurentis. She is Brian’s oldest daughter, as well as my…

A Lesson on Port

With some colder weather upon us, this is a great time to talk a little bit about Port. Plus, Jason just bottled our new GCV Port which I’ll review very soon! Ports are “fortified” wines typically served with (or as) dessert. Stilton, a rich, creamy English blue-veined cheese originally from the town of Stilton in Huntingdonshire is the classic pairing with Port. Let’s begin with some history before we discuss production and style. Port originated in the Durro Valley of Northern Portugal, and dates back to the seventeenth century.