Continue reading 4 Easy Tips For Great Wine and Cheese Pairing
With so many varieties of cheese available and so many different types of wine, it can seem impossible to find the perfect pairing combination.Here are a few pointers that can make your next pairing adventure a success. And please share with us your favorite pairings!
4 Things to Gift a Wine Lover
The holiday season is swiftly approaching and you may be asking yourself, “[Name] is such a wine geek, what can I get him/her as a gift?” Well look no further, we, at Montesquieu, have thought of some perfect essentials that every wine lover; new, intermediate, or expert, absolutely needs!
Montesquieu’s 2017 Wine Buying Behaviors Survey – Enter To Win A Trip To Napa Valley!
At Montesquieu Winery, we’ve been in the direct-to-consumer wine business for over 25 years – there’s almost no one else in the industry that can make that claim. Over the years we’ve had a front row seat as consumers’ wine buying behaviors and preferences have changed. Think back even 20 years – no one was buying wine online, and many other trends that directly impact the wine industry had yet to be birthed… when was the first time you heard the phrase “craft beer?”
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Montesquieu Partners With Nelkarisi Winery To Bring Georgia’s Wine Region To Your Door
Montesquieu Winery is proud to announce that it has partnered with the country of Georgia’s Nelkarisi Winery to bring classic Georgian wines to our customers. Nelkarisi wines are produced by JSC Friends’ Cellar, a group of 11 friends from around the world brought together by a love and appreciation for Georgian wines. They soon began harvesting grapes from a vineyard in Georgia’s ancient wine region, Kakheti.
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Montesquieu Wines Sponsors Chef’s Roll’s Night At the Versace Mansion
This past Monday, Montesquieu Wines was proud to sponsor Chef’s Roll’s Night At The Versace Mansion. Chef’s Roll, an online network of culinary professionals, hosted the event at Gianni’s Versace’s former residence in Miami Beach, Florida. The event brought together dozens of award winning chefs for a night of debauchery, including VIP guests…
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Montesquieu Winemakers – An Interview With Camille Benitah
A native of Bordeaux, Camille Benitah’s Merus Cabernet became her first landmark vintage produced in California. Since that time Camille has partnered with Montesquieu Winery to produce some of our finest wines. We caught up with Camille to discuss her life’s work and to familiarize Montesquieu’s customers with the winemaker behind many of our finest vintages.
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Can you pair wine with people?
If you have ever thrown a party with wine novices you might get asked one of the most common questions in all of winedom: What wine for when?
All too often we fret over when and where to unveil our prized vintages. We finally decide to open a choice delight and endeavor to share our passion with our loved ones…and then, much to our chagrin, our precious wine is guzzled down and not given a second thought. It pains us, but we have to understand that not everybody will appreciate these gems in the way that we do.
Stomp Your Way to a Pocket Full of Cash!
If you have ever seen the I Love Lucy episode “Lucy’s Italian Movie”, you will be familiar with the hilarious scene where she’s stomping grapes in an enormous vat and ends up covered head to toe in juice. How funny! Now is your chance to give it a try!
The 2017 World Championship Grape Stomp is back! Join this action-packed riot of a time and compete for the right to brag for an entire year. Taking place at the annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair in October, foodies and wine lovers from across the globe will be gathering in Santa Rosa trying to win the $1500 grand prize.
Hot or Cold Climate Wine?
When we talk about a wine, we discuss the fruit, the tannins, the structure, the acidity, its freshness, and balance. Sometimes we venture into discussions about the terroir, noting the minerality of a particular wine. You might chuckle inwardly as you hear someone talking about the climate of wine, thinking there’s no way a person can know what the weather was like just from drinking a glass…or can they?
Do We Think Dry and Drink Sweet?
There is a debate raging amongst the wine marketers of the world. On one hand we have the consumers shouting about how much they love the wines we think of as typically dry—wines like merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay. The other side of the coin is the data, which shows that consumers on the whole purchase wines which are considered to be semi-sweet….. So what gives?