3 mins

What is a Sommelier?

If you’ve been to a winery or fine dining establishment, you may have enjoyed being served wine by a sommelier. Also known as a wine steward, sommeliers can be considered…..

3 mins

Wine Tasting Attire: What to Wear

Sundress or skinny jeans. Heels or flip flops. Polo or t-shirt. If you’re going wine tasting, you might be a little unsure about what to do when it comes to…..

4 mins

What are Tannins?

If you’ve ever taken a sip of wine and immediately felt dryness in the middle of your tongue, then you’ve had tannins. A naturally derived polyphenol from wood, bark, fruit skins, seeds, leaves, and plants,…..

5 mins

The Difference Between Sparkling Wine and Champagne

Don’t let the bubbles fool you. Although sparkling wine and Champagne both possess a refreshing effervescence and a similar trademark “pop” when uncorked, there are a few main reasons why the two labels display different names.  True…..

4 mins

The 9 Best Value Hotels in Oregon Wine Country

Oregon’s 5,200-square mile Willamette Valley is America’s sixth-largest viticultural area, so there’s a lot of ground to cover for devoted wine lovers. Before you embark on your winery visits, here’s…..