Two Things to Know to Pick Wine Like a Pro
Wine doesn’t have to be intimidating. You just need to know what to look for on the label…
You’re headed to dinner at your boss’s house when you get the call asking you to “pick up some wine”. You want to impress, but with all of the selections, you have absolutely no idea where to start. What to do?
Have no fear, your wine club is here. All great wine at any price tells a story of where it comes from, so to pick great wines, you need to understand which types of grapes thrive in specific locations. While there are multitudes of wines made in thousands of sub regions throughout the world, OUR CERTIFIED SOMMELIER HAS DONE THE WORK FOR YOU with countless hours of research condensed into a simple guide that pairs certain grape varieties (the what) with specific sub regions (the where).
For example, with the bottle below, our Sommelier knows that the Sonoma Coast wine region has a cool climate that is absolutely ideal for growing and making wine from Pinot Noir Grapes. While we will also offer detailed insight as to why this is the case, in order to pick a great Pinot, you really need only to know that ANY BOTTLE with Sonoma Coast on the label is an example of Pinot Noir produced in an ideal environment!
HOW IT WORKS
Once a month you will receive a simple “what and where” pairing a grape with a place. IN ADDITION, you’ll receive recommendations of our favorite bottles at three different price points so whether you are looking for an every night drinker, a good gift / date night wine, or a bottle to impress the executives, we’ve got you covered.
Over time, not only will you build a vocabulary of the wine regions (and their respective ideal wines) throughout the world, but you will train your palate to know the highest standards for each type of wine, and the best part is, YOU are making the choices and deciding what your favorite expressions are. We simply give you the guidelines to buy well.
So whether you want to enhance your entertaining experience, dive deeper into becoming a wine savant, or simply want to start drinking great wine on a regular basis without breaking the bank, knowing what to look for on the label not only will tell you what to pick, but also why to pick it.