Wine and soil are intimately tied, and one soil type that gets major attention is volcanic. You’ll hear wines that are grown in this environment often referred to as volcanic wines. Curious about what that means? Let’s jump in (not actually in a volcano, but into the topic).
They say all you need is love, but we’d argue that it helps to have something interesting to watch and a lovely bottle of wine with which to binge. If you’re spending evenings in this month (which you have permission to do, even on Valentine’s Day) then perhaps one of these documentaries will keep you warm on a winter’s night. If not, these wines certainly will.
Wintertime meals warm body and soul, and while there is less seasonal produce this time of year, hearty menus make up for it with substance and flavor. Here are some of our favorite cold weather food and wine pairings to make your next evening in as snug as can be.
According to founder Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, Bodega Chacra was established to discover the “most unobstructed expression” of the micro-climate of Mainqué in the Río Negro region of Patagonia. Peek inside this biodynamic sanctuary with a fascinating agricultural story and travel opportunity.
Paris in the late 1930s was a strong influence on culture. It was here that many looked for inspiration on what to read, where to visit, what art to admire, and what food to eat. In 1937, a publisher realized the value of sharing some of the finest works in art and literature with enthusiastic and curious subscribers and Verve magazine was born. Learn how this magazine inspired the Verve Wine concept and the meaning behind the Verve Wine name.
One of our favorite ways to welcome the new year is to cleanse the palate with fresh and lively pairings. We are craving light and bright meals that match with zippy acidity, crunchy fruit, and linear mineral qualities—here are a few of the most appealing partnerships on our wish list right now.
Wine is meant to be shared among friends, enjoyed with food, and add pleasure to your life. In that light, here are a few simple tips to make sure you're cracking into good wine in 2022—no experience required.
Like learning a language or sport, wine offers growth when considered to be an important hobby, capable of delivering a new layer of enjoyment around every corner. If you’ve got your notes open or journal out, scribbling plans for the weeks and months after the ball drops, here are our wine-focused resolution suggestions.
Champagne is one of the world’s most heralded drinks. But even wine drinkers with years of experience and know-how under their belt often have questions about Champagne. Here’s a quick guide to the most common ones that our staff fields from guests in the shop.