Chardonnay and Sunny Southern Summers

It’s summer in the Southern hemisphere, and for this occasion, we invited our friend Zukiswa Kota to do a guest post for This time, Zuki took us on a virtual trip to the little Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy! The beginning of summer in late October, early November heralds a range of seasonal activities that bring…read more

5 Favorite Places in Tbilisi to have a Glass of Wine

We’re thrilled to share with you a new guest blog post from our amazing friend Tamara Kvashilava. Tamara was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. After earning a law degree, she started pursuing her passion of storytelling and received a second diploma from New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Tamara is a wine enthusiast…read more

This Thursday, celebrate Cabernet!

August 31 marks Cabernet’s day worldwide. You probably tried it many times and also have a bottle in your wine collection, but how much do you know about “the king of red wine”? Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine with a distinguished and solid reputation. The variety is originally from the hills Bordeaux,…read more

Event alert! Smooth sounds of “Wine Country Jazz” in SYV

Santa Ynez Valley is hosting a ton of events this summer. If you’re in Santa Ynez, stop by the Vineyard House, which is hosting “Music Under the Stars” events, every Wednesday evening, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, through September 13th. Tomorrow night, August 16th, enjoy smooth sounds of  “Wine Country Jazz” – 6:30 to 8:30 PM….read more

You need to see these adorable wine cats of Instagram

Cats are the stars of the vineyards and wineries and excellent hosts. We put together a few wine cat moments captured by Instagram users. You need to see these adorable wine cats of Instagram: Is it time to play yet? Photo credit: @msmonicajane Let me check this brochure for you Photo credit: @huntingtonestate Are we done…read more

5 reasons to try a Moscato wine today

Many grape varieties have their own annual holiday, including Muscat, which is celebrated on May 9th of each year. Such days give an opportunity to both winemakers and wine lovers to share their love and passion about a specific varietal. Below we highlight 5 reasons to try a Moscato wine today. It’s a wine popular worldwide…read more

Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day 2017

Today marks the 8th annual Sauvignon Blanc Day all around the world. Traditionally, Sauvignon Blanc is celebrated on the first Friday in May of each year. Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh and elegant wine, balanced, with high acidity, intense aromas of exotic fruit (grapefruit, pomelo), herbs, and a persistent finish. We put together the main…read more

Sauvignon Blanc Day 2017 through the eyes of Instagram users

May 5th marks the International Sauvignon Blanc Day! The celebrations are highly awaited by all wine lovers around the world, and already have started in New Zealand – the easternmost part of the planet! Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day! #sauvblancday #pyreneeswines #estategrown #passionfruit #pyreneesunearthed #sancerre #style #goatcheeseplease #yum #sauvignonblanc A post shared by bluepyrenees (@bluepyrenees) on…read more

Six wines to always have in your pantry

Since the oldest times, wine has been known to be an essential element of gastronomy, due to the quality of accentuating the savor of a dish. A well-chosen wine can awaken your taste buds, emphasize certain aromas or calm salted and bitter taste. Below you can find a list of wines to have in handy…read more

What world countries produced the most wine in 2016?

Image source: The International Organisation of Vine and Wine In 2016, the global wine production decreased by around 5% due to climatic events, registering a 20 year low. Global wine production for 2016 is estimated at 296.5 mhl (million hectoliters; 1 hectoliter = 100 liters), (or roughly of the wine that my parents hold in their…read more

Exploring Greece, its islands and wines

While living in Europe last year, my wife and I took a vacation to Greece to explore the islands, try local foods and taste the wines. We wanted to avoid the busy months of summer so we booked our trip for early April. First stop: Athens and our first Greek wine We flew into Athens…read more