DO YOU HAVE SWEET WINE? Drink a Root Beer. But if you are really looking for a sweet wine we recommend Moscato d'Asti DOCG Nivole by Michele Chiarlo who have been “vinifying the essence of the Piedmon”t region in Italy for over 50 years.
DO YOU HAVE SWEET RED WINE? Drink a Cherry Pepsi. But if you are seriously interested in a sweet red wine we recommend Roscato Rosso Dolce from Lombardy, Italy. It’s an irresistible, delicately sweet, gently fizzy red wine from the northern Italian region of Lombardy–that makes a wonderful aperitif and is also incredibly food-friendly.
WHAT'S THE BEST CALI CAB THAT YOU SELL RIGHT NOW? Brunello. Lol. While we sell so many, right now Beringer’s Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 or Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 are very popular with our customers.
DOES VINTAGE MATTER WHEN IT COMES TO WINE? Kind of. If you are buying a wine over $25 and have tasted that vintage before then we would say try to find the exact vintage that you enjoyed. If not most wines are produced to taste the same year after year, ie grocery store wines with a lot of retail exposure.
WHY IS CABERNET SAUVIGNON TANNIC? The American palate has massively rewarded tannic wines so producers have been sticking to their tannic formulas. Unfortunately, foods that are heavily processed lack flavor so it makes sense to pair a tannic wine with your Panera bread grilled cheese.
ARE SCREW TOP CORKS INFERIOR TO TRADITIONAL CORKS? Technically, screw top corks are called stelvin closures. Why? STELVIN is an artificial word made up of STELCAP (registered trademark for screw caps) and VIN. It is a special aluminum closure for wine bottles. They are actually better at preventing oxidation (keeping the air out) than traditional corkage.
SHOULD I INVEST IN A DURAND CORKSCREW? If you tend to drink vintage wines, ie wines that are really old and expensive, then it makes sense to invest in a Durand because they possess a helix and blades to mitigate the possibility of the cork disintegrating and ruining your $25,000 bottle of Domaine Romaine Conte 1964.
WHY IS ITALY CONSIDERED THE LAND OF WINE? Italy is home to a million vineyards, 20 appellations and 2,000 indigenous grapes. In ancient times and for these reasons, Greeks would refer to Italy as the Land of Wine if they were going there for a road trip (or invasion or maybe not as military history is not our glass of wine).
WHEN WILL MY WINE ARRIVE? Orders typically arrive within 5 days of shipment via FedEx Ground. We do have 2nd day business available but please email us if this is something you require. Facts, due to Covid related supply chain gaps, carriers sometimes take longer.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY WINE ARRIVES DAMAGED? Please take a couple pictures and email them to us within 48 hours of receipt and we will replace the broken bottles.