FAQs

How many glasses are in a bottle of wine?
5 - 5 ounce pours of wine (there are 25 fluid ounces in a 750ml bottle).

What pairs great with turkey?
Wine pairing with turkey is particularly easy because it's a mild food that can be prepared in dozens of ways.  The best pairings are wines that won't overpower the food.  You want to showcase the food not the wine.  The wine should take a backseat to the food.  A wine that's not too bold, not too tannic, but with good fruitiness and gentle acidity - Beaujolais, Pinot Noir or Zinfandel are great reds.  Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Riesling are wonderful white wine pairings.

What wine pairs with pumpkin or apple pie?
Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Pie beg for a wine that is just as sweet as the pie - something nutty, caramelly with balanced sweetness.  A good quality tawny port will deliver on sweetness, nuttiness with a hint of caramel flavor.

What wine should I bring as a guest?
Cabernet is always King when gifting.  Pick a bottle recommended by your wine merchant.  They know what's popular with customers.

What wines should I have as a host?
Our Thanksgiving Survival Kit!!!  We've got you covered with a 6 bottle wine tote that will pair nicely with your Thanksgiving celebration.

What's the difference between unoaked and oaked Chardonnay?
The difference between unoaked and oaked Chardonnay is relatively straightforward.  One is aged in oak, while the other is not.  Instead of fruity flavors, when Chardonnay spends time in oak, it expresses flavors of vanilla, caramel, and even butter.  Some folks enjoy the flavors imparted by oak barrels, but others prefer the unencumbered flavors of Chardonnay without oak.

What's the difference between a pinot noir from California and from France?
Generally, California Pinot Noir is richer in fruit, with flavors of dark black cherries, ripe raspberries, warm baking spices and vanilla influenced by oak, while Burgundy because of its cooler climate tends to create Pinot Noir wines that have a bit more red berry flavors - tart cranberries, red raspberries, red cherries with very little oak influence.

What's Blanco vs Anejo vs Reposado Tequila?
Tequila is classified according to the length of time the spirit is aged.  As Tequila ages, it goes from a young Blanco to a more mature Anejo.  During the aging process, the Tequila color and flavors deepen, and the spirit develops a smoother taste.
Blanco: Meaning "white" or "silver," this is essentially unaged tequila.  The spirit must be bottled within 60 days of distillation.
Reposado: Meaning "rested," this is aged at least two months in oak, but often longer.
Anejo: Meaning "aged," anejo tequila is aged at least one year in oak barrels; many are aged much longer
Extra Anejo: This 'extra aged" tequila spends at least three years in oak, in barrels no larger than 600 liters.

What are the most popular cocktails?
Margarita, Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Mimosa, or Bellini (brunch).  Make sure to check out our cocktail page.  We have put a spin on the Old Fashioned, a great cocktail to liven up your Thanksgiving table.