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Matthew Sellman
 
December 1, 2016 | Matthew Sellman

Big Wine Brands vs. Independent Wineries

We might be biased, but we think Independent is the way to go!

Did you know that much of the wine we see at supermarket chains actually stem from just a handful of major brands? It’s true – and slightly shocking. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between big brands and independent wineries to uncover how where you shop really affects the wines you see and the bottles you bring home.

Source: Big Wine Brands vs. Independent Wineries

Time Posted: Dec 1, 2016 at 3:41 PM
Matthew Sellman
 
November 29, 2016 | Matthew Sellman

Get To Know Walla Walla Wine

Looking to try some delicious wine from Walla Walla, Washington?

Walla Walla wines are a delicious find, but they’re still quite hard to source outside of Oregon and Washington. Why? Well, with less than 2000 vineyard acres, most wines are soaked up by local markets in Seattle, Portland and the surrounding Northwest. So, if you really want to sample what the region has to offer you might just have to make a trip.

Not if you’re lucky enough to live in San Diego!  Come in to Négociant today to try our 2014 Cabernet Franc or our 2014 Nebbiolo, both from Walla Walla!  We think they are beautiful examples of what fruit from Walla Walla can do!

Source: Get to Know Walla Walla Wine | Wine Folly

Time Posted: Nov 29, 2016 at 1:46 PM
Matthew Sellman
 
November 29, 2016 | Matthew Sellman

How Wine Barrels Affect The Taste Of Wine

I gave a short talk to a group on this exact topic this morning – oak is such an important part of making amazing wine! This write-up does a nice job of explaining the ways oak can influence a wine.

A detailed peek into why wine barrels are such an integral part of modern winemaking. Learn about the different kinds of barrels that are used and how they affect wine.

Source: How Wine Barrels Affect The Taste of Wine | Wine Folly

Time Posted: Nov 29, 2016 at 1:38 PM