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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, […]

If I lived in Cambridge, I'd need to change my address for my wine club delivery

Changing Addresses

I’ve been asked by a few folks about how they might change their address in the middle of their wine club membership.  There’s a number of ways that you can do that: Login to your account, it’s an option there. Send us an email Open a ticket Call us Back in March, I chose to […]

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Holiday Shipping Update

I’ve had a few questions in regard to our holiday shipping schedule, so I thought I might try and answer them in a spot where more people could see it. How Quickly are wine club orders and gift baskets being shipped? We should have everything that has been ordered to this point, shipped by Monday […]

What Does Provenance Mean?

What Does Provenance Mean?

When we’re talking about the term “provenance” in the wine industry we’re pretty much talking about the way that wine is stored, before it is sold. It’s gained some prominence of late, with retailers and wine reviewers talking about the long term ageing potential of wine, is largely effected by the provenance, or the way […]

Grapes on the Vine

What is a Field Blend?

What is a field blend? It’s a question that comes up from time to time.  Winemakers generally don’t make wine this way often and if they do, it’s typically not advertised much largely because consumers don’t place much value on the practice. A field blend is when grapes are harvested and added together to allow […]

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What is a Degree Day?

What is a degree day? A degree day can mean a few different things, but for wine here’s the break down: Degree days take into account only days that fall into the average vines growing season, April 1st through October 31st.  While we can certainly nitpick those days, especially since bud break is happening closer […]