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It’s Chardonnay Day!

May 24, 2012

It’s International Chardonnay Day!  What does that mean?  Today is the day we celebrate  the wonderfully diverse grape that hails from Burgundy, France, but can grow just about anywhere-Chardonnay!  Although Chardonnay is at it’s best on the rolling slopes of Bourgogne, it is also commonly found in California, Oregon, Washington, Australia, South Africa, South America […]

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Sparkling Wines-the Sugar Breakdown

February 6, 2012

Demi-Sec, Brut Nature, Extra Dry….what exactly does this sparkling and Champagne-exclusive terminology mean?  This guide will tell you how much dosage(sugar) was added after the wine went through it’s second fermentation and what you should expect from your next bottle of bubbles.   Doux-intensely sweet(>55 g/L of sugar)-Sugary sweet dessert wine, can act as your […]

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