Petit Verdot–A Perfect Little French Varietal–And Why I Like It!

Tonight required a satisfying glass of red wine.  You might be thinking the cause is the holidays; too much hustle, too much bustle.  That is not the impetus for this sipping session.  Tonight let's blame…the rats.  (NOTE TO KATIE:  Don't be grossed out-rats are not discussed for long!).  There has been a rather robust rodent running amok…

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Weekend Tip: Why it’s good to understand terroir?

I'm sure you've seen that word, you may even understand that word….and certainly some don't necessarily believe  the reality of it's existence, but in general, there is, worldwide agreement that terroir contributes to the flavor profile of wine. Terroir is the term that describes the concept that an  interrelationship exists between site soil, water, topography and climate (micro,…