Winter is Coming

Blog, Event, Red Wine, Wine

Winter is coming. Well, it really is coming. And so are cold nights, cuddles by the fireplace, eggnogs and indoor heated wine parties. Not to mention more nights of “Netflix and chills”. But before you put on your jackets and pajamas and socks and binge watch all seasons of GOT with family, friends, or your […]

October 10, 2018

Let’s Learn About Rose Wines

Blog, Rose Wine, Wine, Winery

If there is something very “flowery” about wines, it is the Rose wines. Yes, that same wine that has the flavors of flowers, red fruit, citrus, melon, and a “crunchy” green flavor that will remind you of celery. You might know it as a wine that is a light version of red wine. Well, that […]

October 4, 2018

Passion for Wine

Blog, Wine, Winery

For us ordinary people, wine is just considered as something we drink (moderately). However, for people who sell wines, it’s a way of life. It’s more than just planting grapes, harvesting them, and processing them to become the delicious alcoholic beverage that we drink at parties and on movie nights. It is something that gives […]

September 20, 2018

Labor Day is Wine Day

Blog, Holiday, Wine, Wine Shop

Labor Day. It’s the day that should always demand a backyard barbecue. You might be thinking, steaks and beer, right? Nah. This might be one of those days when steak and beer isn’t exactly the best pairing. How about kicking your alcoholic beverages up a notch and try to celebrate with one of best pairing […]

September 13, 2018

What are you drinking this Sunday?

Blog, Wine

Whether you are rooting from Carolina or Denver, we can all agree that watching the big game is not the same without good eats and lots of drinks. According to the New York Times, wine is taking front and center in stadiums and homes across the United States. Wine sales have been steadily increasing faster […]

February 3, 2016

Vermouth 101

Blog, Wine, Wine Shop

Vermouth is a fortified wine flavored with various botanicals (roots, bark, flowers, seeds, herbs, and spices). “Vermouth” comes from the German word Wermut for wormwood, which has traditionally been the main ingredient in the liquor.

January 22, 2016

A Case for Boxed Wine

Blog, Wine

Boxed wine. You’ve seen it on the shelves of your local wine and spirits shop. Maybe even stopped a moment to ponder if you should buy it, but decided against it because it can’t possibly be as good as bottled wine… right? Wrong. If your only experience with boxed wine is a case of Franzia, […]

January 6, 2016

Recap: Bevi! An Introduction to Italian Wines

Blog, Wine

On April 22nd, we gathered at the United Palace for an evening of Italian wine, delicious food, and conversation. Columbia Wine Co. manager and CEO of Wine for the 99, Christian Galliani, took attendees on an oenological tour of his ancestral homeland that included six wine selections with paired bites.

April 28, 2015