garden fresh veg

Garden-Fresh Veggies and Wines … Not a Tricky Pairing!

Vegetables may not have the richness and protein of a meat-based dish, but they aren’t the minefield that many worry about! Instead, they are a fun playground of experimentation because of their amazing depth and variety of flavor and the fact that they are rarely cooked/consumed alone. While the variety can make it difficult to Read more about Garden-Fresh Veggies and Wines … Not a Tricky Pairing![…]

christmas wine pairing

Christmas Wine Pairing Suggestions

The Christmas season is a constant flurry of shopping, cooking, party-planning, party-going, eating, drinking, gift-giving, and more! Which is why we went ahead and put together a Christmas Wine Pairing list for you! These are all wines that we would suggest you go ahead and stock up on for the rest of the festive season because Read more about Christmas Wine Pairing Suggestions[…]

Cab franc

Cab Franc Day Selections! #CabFrancDay

Cabernet Franc Day was started by Dracaena Wines to celebrate this great varietal without it being overshadowed by its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon! Yeah, one of your favorite red varietals is the offspring of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and while Cabernet gets the Thursday before Labor Day, the owners of Dracaena thought Read more about Cab Franc Day Selections! #CabFrancDay[…]

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Napa Valley comes to Crystal City

More than 400 wineries dot the fertile soils of Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier viticultural regions and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Among the internationally Read more about Napa Valley comes to Crystal City[…]

sustainability

Supporting Sustainability in Wine

One of the recent changes that some may have noticed around the Shop is the increased emphasis on sustainability. There are tons of certifications that wineries can choose (and not choose) to put on their labels that say something about their attempts at sustainability. Here are some of the certifications that you will see on Read more about Supporting Sustainability in Wine[…]