2019 Wine Trends

Well, the new year has arrived. Happy New Year to all! So what trends will we see this year in the wine industry in 2019? Organic and biodynamic will continue to grow in popularity and scope. As we all continue to understand the impact of climate change, how humans contribute, and to seek changes in methodologies…

The Greatest Wine Scandal

Rudy Kurniawan, remember that name. In the early 2000’s, he committed one of the greatest wine frauds of our lifetime. No one was sure of his origin, but he seemed to suddenly appear with some of Las Angeles most noted wine collectors, buyers, and sellers. Known for his swept back hair and hearty laugh, Rudy seemed…

California Wine and History

Did you know that it is estimated that 90% of wine made in the U.S. is produced in California? Incredible! How did this incredible legacy and industry begin? The first recorded vineyard being planted was done so in 1683 by a Spanish Jesuit Missionary named Eusebio Francisco Kino. The first variety was name “Misionero”…

2017 Napa and Sonoma Fires Update

As I’m sure you all remember, 2017 was a devastating year for Napa valley and the Sonoma region due to wildfires. As I’ve mentioned, this is an area we love and have visited many times. If you’ll remember more than 40 people were killed and more than 5,000 homes…

Love and Wine

Is it not the season for weddings? Recently, my nephew had the most beautiful outdoor wedding, rustic barn theme. Handsome groom. Gorgeous bride. It brought a tear to the eye. Champaign and wine were a big part of the ceremonial event. Which, of course, we are always more than happy to provide…

Little Known Wine Tidbits

I was reading an article written by Nolan Moore, August, 2014 on ListVerse and wanted to share some rather interesting, lesser known facts about wine. For example, while we don’t really think of wasps as being our friends (the author calls them hypodermic needles with wings), they are critical to the…

Did You Know? Interesting Facts About Wine

I thought, in this newsletter, I’d share with you some fun and/or unusual facts about wine. Away we go. Did you know… Oenophobia is an actual fear of wine. We, of course, hope none of our members has it. It is always best to store wine laying down. If the bottle is standing upright…

Additional Uses for Left-Over Wine

If you remember, last month I wrote about using left over wine to make a wine vinaigrette. I hope that some of you are tying it with me. I started mine on April 29th, so it has sat in a dark room for nearly a month now. I posted pictures of my soon-to-be red wine vinaigrette on…

What To Do With Left-Over Wine

We at Celebrations would like to think that every drop of our delicious wines is drank by you, our wonderful customers. We do understand, however, that sometimes, perhaps after a night of libations and merriment, one of our bottles may be left out overnight uncorked. Should that happen, I thought I would provide you..