Bottle Barn is a wine, beer, and spirits store located in the heart of wine country in Santa Rosa, California with an online wine retail shop that sells unique, hard-to-find wines nationally. Family-owned since 1990, their specialty is in everyday low prices, vast inventory, and friendly, knowledgeable service.
12 Wines to Try This International Cabernet Day – Bottle Barn. Being located in California wine country, it is hard not to get excited when it comes to Cabernet.
A versatile, powerful and elegant varietal, the wines pair great with food and some develop complex aromas when aged properly. With International Cabernet Day only a week away, our team rounded up twelve favorites from all over the world to celebrate with. Cheers and let us know if we missed your favorite in the comments! "This Cabernet Sauvignon displays ripe blackcurrant and dried herb characters on the nose, which are backed up with some spicy oak notes. The palate is smooth and soft, with beautiful ripe tannins and a long finish. " "The Grayson Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with a rich nose of blackberry, raspberries and hints of black pepper. "Lots of currants, cocoa and hazelnut character, but something earthy and an interesting dusty element at the full, dry finish mean it's not just another big cabernet. Aged for 12 months in French oak. Winemaker's Notes: 9. 2015 Louis M. Top 10 Italian Value Wines for Fall – Bottle Barn. Chenin Blanc: The California Comeback Kid – Bottle Barn.
Happy California Wine Month!
This week we're celebrate with a lesser known variety that has been stepping back into the spotlight thanks to many boutique producers: chenin blanc. Originally from France's Loire Valley, chenin blanc is an incredibly versatile grape making a full range of wine styles worldwide. Although produced en masse in California in the 70s and 80s, the wines were simple and became quickly overshadowed by other varieties like chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. California Wine Regions to Know: Mendocino – Bottle Barn. Just north of Sonoma County in Northern California lies Mendocino—a rugged, coastal terrain with striking landscapes and agricultural areas long used for winegrowing.
"Mendocino County, in fact, has been a stealth wine-producing region going back to vineyards planted by immigrants in the 1800s," says Sara Schneider of the Robb Report, "It’s a well-kept secret that much Mendo fruit goes into pricy wines to the south, in Sonoma and Napa Counties (it’s legal to splash in a percentage of wine from outside the named appellation, to keep the cost of goods down); the ringing endorsement in that is that Mendocino fruit is good enough for those wines. " California Wine Regions to Know: Mendocino – Bottle Barn. Taste Over 300 of Sonoma County's Best Wines—All in One Place – Bottle Barn. For those who love Sonoma County wines the most anticipated event of the year begins today.
The 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair will be held on Friday, October 4th and Saturday the 5th at the fairgrounds, bringing together over 100 businesses for a celebration of local food, beer and wine. It will be the 44th year the fair has been running, and the fair has a long history of shedding light on exciting new local products. "My family has been participating in the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for over 38 years," says Teejay Lowe, Harvest Fair Board Member, "For much of that time we entered our many products from G&G Supermarkets. Getting a Harvest Fair awards really put our bakery on the map. Our sales would triple overnight when our item won an award. With over 100 wineries and 40 local business participating, there will be plenty for attendees to taste their way through. Diving into Chateauneuf-du-Pape with Wine Buyer Barry Herbst – Bottle Barn. Written by Wine Buyer, Barry Herbst As the years go on and my tastes for wine have darted around the world including the regions of Piedmont, Rheingau, Stellenbosch, Chinon, Volnay, Aube and more, but I always come back to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
The best examples have an immediate deliciousness that is unmatched. Surely other regions can provide equal or greater intellectual satisfaction with age, but Châteauneuf-du-Pape is always ready to please like chipper Golden Retriever waiting on your doorstep. Over the years the style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape has changed, peaking in the mid 2000’s with a general tendency towards a ripe fruit profile. Southern French White Wines with Dan Berger – Bottle Barn. Written by Dan Berger When we think of the white wines of the south of France, one basic type emerges in our mind: White Côtes du Rhône.
These wines tend to be more interesting, especially in the last decade as better techniques have been developed to capture fruit, such as cooler fermentations, protecting grapes from oxidation after harvest, and better-quality bottling equipment, corks, and bottles. Another reason is that whites from the south of the Rhône can be anything the winemaker fancies, so the styles can differ. So can the grape varieties used. As such, two of these wines rise to the top when we evaluate the category. Guigal is a name always associated with this style of wine, and it is obvious to most Americans since it is a popular go-to choice across the country. However, the wine’s attractive structure allows it to be served with light cheeses as an aperitif and it can also accompany any food with a cream sauce.
All three wines can be enjoyed cool or cold. Holiday Gift Guide: Rare Vintage Armagnac – Bottle Barn. Looking for a unique gift for someone this holiday season or a special rarity for yourself?
We have access to a few older vintages of Duc de Loussac Armagnac and can custom order them for you at no additional cost! If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. About the Winery: Long before his son Maurice Lesgourgues took over Château de Laubade (Bas Armagnac) in 1974, Jean Lesgourgues (1868-1933), the current owners’ great- grandfather, was an Armagnac producer.
Located in Peyrehorade in Gascony, Jean Lesgourgues created his own brand at the end of the 19th century: Duc de Loussac.Since 1974, Duc de Loussac Bas Armagnac are exclusively produced from Chateau de Laubade ‘s 260 acres of single estate vineyard. Vineyard: 260 acres of single estate vineyard in Bas Armagnac.
Holiday Gift Guide: The Perfect Wines for Everyone On Your List – Bottle Barn. The holidays can be a stressful time, with travel and family coming to town and little free time to find the perfect gifts for everyone!
Or if your loved ones are farther away, how can you get them their gifts in time? Our team has created this gift guide as the solution to all your holiday shopping needs. For nearly everyone 21+ in your life, we have an idea and are happy to help you put together curated packs as well! Read on to get inspired, or if you already have an idea of what you are looking for send us an email at email@example.com and we will help make it happen.
Gift notes included free with purchase. Cocktail Recipe: The Sazerac Two Ways – Bottle Barn. The official cocktail of New Orleans since 2008, the Sazerac is a classic drink to whip up at the end of a long day or start of a meal as an aperitif.
As if an Old Fashioned doused with the color of the city, the cocktail is typically made with Sazerac's spicy rye whiskey, Peychaud bitters, sugar, and the glass is rinsed with absinthe (locally Herbsaint) for a hint of anise, garnished with lemon. Rumor has it the drink was a Sazerac House specialty in the late 1800s, but the first published reference to a Sazerac cocktail was in 1899 when bartenders started giving names to their recipes. Many believe that the original cocktail was made with Sazerac de Forge et Fils, a famous brandy at the time. Thanks to the speed bump that was Phylloxera, a small pest which ravaged vineyards worldwide in the late 1800s, bartenders switched from brandy to rye whiskey since it was more readily available. Ingredients: Directions:
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