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Sweet Oaks 2017 Chardonnay - Tasting Notes and Pairings

Chardonnay is a beautifully versatile grape that responds well to being gently aged. It matches well with a wide range of food choices, and this flexibility means that the Sweet Oaks 2017 vintage will provide you with satisfying and memorable…
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Sweet Oaks 2016 Zinfandel – Tasting Notes and Pairings

Red Zinfandel is one of the classic grapes of California, and it accounts for 1 in 10 vines planted in the state.  It is such a popular grape that it even has its own annual festival. Zinfandel vines love the warm sunny days in the Temecula…
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Sweet Oaks 2018 Grenache "Brosé" - Tasting Notes and Pairings

Among the more recent offerings from Sweet Oaks comes this 2018 “brosé,” a grenache rosé wine to bring back memories of summers past.   Tasting Notes The wine’s color is reminiscent of salmon or pink grapefruit: medium pink…
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Difference Between Cork Bottles and Screw Cap Bottles

Meta description: As you decide which bottle of wine to buy, you might wonder if the type of stopper it has means anything. Here’s what to know about the wine cork vs. screw cap. If you look forward to the satisfying sound of a wine cork…
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Best Preservation Systems for Opened Wine

Save your wine for another day without fear of it going bad We’d all love to live in a world where wine never goes bad and money for more bottles never runs out. But, sadly, that’s not real life—at least, not for most of us. So what…
Storing wine without a cellar
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How to Store Wine Without a Cellar

Five rules for storing wine that keep it in prime condition Some wine enthusiasts insist wine cellars are necessary for proper storage, but that’s not entirely true. As long as you aren’t trying to mature them long-term, storing wine can…