Wine Knowledge

Va La Vineyard
in Avondale, Pennsylvania

I am not a religious person.  In fact, I am often unaware of various religious holidays.  ...

Unique & Unusual
Gros Manseng

If you are interested in trying unique and unusual grapes but don’t know how to stray ...

Wine in The Land of Enchantment

A few years ago, our friend Robert from Pittsburgh visited us in northern New Mexico and ...

Tips For A Wine Tour

Thinking of going on a wine tasting tour? Here are some practices I have developed from ...

Merging Two Pleasures in One Wine: Rosé Prosecco

Get ready for more pink in the form of Prosecco rosé!  Last year, the Italian government ...

Belated Comeuppance ~ Bordeaux

For those of us with meager or moderate means, familiarity with the First Growth Bordeaux vineyards ...

Organic, Sustainable, and Biodynamic Wines – The Differences

You have seen the terms “Organic”, “Sustainable”, and “Biodynamic” in reference to wines; but, what do ...

Marty on Wine – Decanting Wine

You may ask, “Why decant a wine?” and “Does decanting improve a wine?” According to Wine ...

One Sommelier’s Guide to Picking a Good Pink Wine

With the recent popularity of pink wine, and explosion of new offerings coming on the market ...

Another Reason for Cork

If there is one wine that gets more scrutiny than others, it must be Champagne, if ...

My Visit to Black Ankle Vineyards

I could have been in California when I ventured to Black Ankle a couple of Sundays ...

Sharing COVID-19 Wine Experiences – Drinking #1!

The mandated restrictions imposed upon us in March curtailed everyone’s work and/or social calendar. With plenty ...

New Wines – There is more than Beaujolais Nouveau

I would bet most of us are familiar with “new wine” because of George DeBoeuf and ...

Gifting a Birth Year Wine

Recently I attended a christening for my newborn nephew and instead of arriving at the christening ...

Marty on Wine – Terroir

I have many opportunities to chat with Customers throughout the work day in my capacity as ...

Marty On Wine – “It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time!”

Beaujolais Nouveau is the first wine of the new harvest! The third Thursday of November is ...

TINY Bubbles!

As they rise to a crescendo of delight, the quality of champagne has often been measured ...

Marty on Wine – How Rose Wines Are Made

Well before the arrival of the Summer Solstice, wine palates begin to shift their seasonal preferences ...

Wine Headaches and The Causes

You or someone you know may have complained of headaches presumably caused by sulfites in wine. ...

There’s a Fungus Among Us

“Sweet, rich-textured, flower-scented and smooth.” For many of us, this may cause us to think of ...

Going Rogue (AKA Oregon by way of Phoenix… you figure it out)

My wife and I were really looking forward to our Sonoma-Napa wine vacation; nine days of ...

Our Wine Tour of Tuscany

Some of our favorite wines come from Tuscany so we wanted to take a wine tour ...