Light, Refreshing Wines to Help You Settle into Spring

It might not consistently feel like it, especially not in our hometown of Chicago, but spring is on it’s way. Trees are budding and the sun is just starting to grace us with its presence. That means that deck and patio weather is just around the corner, and deck and patio weather demands wine. In […] Read More »

What is ‘Corked’ Wine and Can Stainless Steel Solve It

Wine expert or just wine lover, there seems to always be something new to learn about the wine world. There is so much variety in wine it is insane. Varieties of grapes, varieties of soil, varieties in fermentation techniques and containers. Knowing wine isn’t just about knowing what type of wine you like, where it […] Read More »

Breaking Barrel Rules: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wines

We get excited when winemakers play around with the traditional oak barrel fermentation model when it comes to wine. Even if it just comes from a place of thrifty necessity versus a place of innovation. The fact is that there’s no reason wine needs to ferment in oak. There are flavors and styles that warrant […] Read More »

The New Winter Favorite Sparkles in Stainless Steel

Cold weather calls for bold wines and, well, it is freezing out. With most of the Midwest under polar vortex house arrest, bold red wines should be flying off the shelf. But, there’s a new favorite winter wine in town, and it’s a close friend of stainless steel barrels. For years we’ve banished rosé to […] Read More »