What are the Bordeaux varietals?

What are the Bordeaux Varietals?

It’s a question that comes up from time to time around here: what are the Bordeaux varietals? Generally speaking there are 6 grapes on the list of Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon: In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon makes up the dominant percentage of wines on the left bank. The grape of course has also become in many […]

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Can you Handle Non USA Credit Cards?

It’s a question that comes up occasionally, can we handle credit cards that are based outside of the United States? It’s something we hear from customers in Canada, as well as occasionally, further afield like England. The short answer is that yes, we can handle credit cards with different billing address setups. The main issue, […]


Qupe A Modern Red Review

Qupe is one of my personal favorites, for a number of reasons.  Bob Lindquist is a legend in both the Santa Barbara wine scene, as well as, California in general. Here’s my, Qupe A Modern Red Review Video Transcription: Hi Guys, Mark Aselstine with Uncorked Ventures. First, happy Tuesday to everyone and I hope everyone […]

Vines in Amador County

My Issues with the AVA System

The entire concept for the American Viticulture Area (AVA) system in this country is a great one.  Wine labels from overseas often tell you simply where a wine is from.  In America, we tell you the winery behind the wine, as well as, the grapes they’re using.  All labeling systems have some issues, so the […]