LAN: Growing grapes and making wine with ecological conscience.
LAN wines are estate grown and bottled in Rioja, famous for their vino tinto (red wine) using Tempranillo
Recently, Elizabeth from @TravelWineChick sent me a link to an article titled, “Canned Wine Sales Up 43% in America”. Even though I can clearly see how this alternative packaging would be ideal in many situations (campsites or beaches where glass isn’t allowed, etc.) I was still surprised by how popular
What can I say about this bottle… I loved it before I even tried it. My beautiful sister-in-law, Marzi, and her husband Darek sent us a surprise shipment when they were visiting Italy (so nice!). They were already back home in Poland before the loot arrived in Arizona, and into
Vinho Verde (“veeng-yo vaird”) is a region in northern Portugal, known for it’s lush green landscape as well as its young, bright wines. This 2016 from Aveleda is a blend of the native wine grape varieties, Loureiro, Trajadure, Arinto, and Azal.
“Some say the designation “Verde” (green) owes its origin to
Red Blend from Lebanon.
Château Ksara, Lebanon’s oldest and most visited winery, dates back to 1857. Jesuit monks began farming grapes, producing Lebanon’s first dry wine. In 1898, the discovery of caves provided a natural, humid wine cellar, which maintains a constant temperature of ~56°F. The story is that a fox
There’s limited information to be found about where or who exactly produces this label. Per the importer Cannon Wines Limited, we do know The Widow Devienne gave her family name to this budget and palate friendly sparkling wine.
“Winegrowing in France is most often a family operation in vineyards and
Three Brooms is a single vineyard, 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Barker’s Marque Wines. It’s pale, ultra-clear lemon in the glass with a round, medium body. First sip: I’m thinking hmm, this is nice… it’s bright, crisp, nice acidity. There’s a dry, lemon/grapefruit mineral fusion with hints of soft, ripe peach.
Traminac is the same grape variety as Gewürztraminer. In Croatia, it’s called Traminac (“trahm-ee-nahts”), where just like German Rieslings or Gewürztraminers, it can be made into a dry or sweet version. This 2015 from Kutjevo Winery, located in the Slavonia region of Croatia, is completely dry—but, the fragrant aromas and
Santa Ynez is for relaxing wine getaways & meeting new wine friends.
From Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County is about a two hour (depending on traffic) drive. From the busy, bumper to bumper city, just 90 miles away you’ll find yourself in Santa Ynez—just one of several small, quaint little areas
The 2006 Miloš Stagnum is full-bodied, hearty, with boastful tannins.
The Stagnum label is their premium wine, produced from 30 year old vines. Winemaking and grape growing in Ponikve, on the Peljesac peninsula in Croatia, has been in the Miloš family winery for generations. Per their website, they base their wine production on the autochthonous (indigenous;
Crux (“Cruhx”) winery is owned by Brian Callahan and Steven Gower. They source grapes from their own vineyards, as well as other sites in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley—all farmed using sustainable, earth, and environment friendly practices. If you visit their Instagram page @cruxwinery, you’ll also see they’re just as passionate