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Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Giving wine over the holidays is a popular option especially as a host/hostess gift. It can be a great gift for a boss or friend as well, if, you know enough about them to choose wisely. Wine really isn’t your best option as a generic gift, but we’ll get into […]

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Wine can be very daunting, especially when you first start sampling it. There are so many to choose from! Where do you start? How will you know if you’ll like it? Does cost matter? When should you choose a white or a red? How are you supposed to discern these […]

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

We are in the middle of grape harvest in Southern New Mexico. We tend to start a little earlier than other places because the summer heat ripens the grapes a bit faster. It’s a great time to talk about harvest! How do we know when the grapes are ready to […]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
how wine is made

With Spring in full swing, it seems like a great time to learn about the growth of the wine grape. Grapevines go through an annual growth-cycle. The process begins with bud break in the spring and culminating in leaf-fall in autumn followed by winter dormancy. From a winemaking perspective, each […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
types of glasses for wine

Not only do you have to figure out what kind of wine you like you also need to know what kind of glass to drink it from. The nuances of being a wine connoisseur are so complicated. There is a wine glass for just about every kind of wine. To […]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
wine pairing

If you are looking for an event to host that appeals to the ladies, a wine and chocolate pairing is an excellent option. If you are looking for a fun couple’s event, again, a great option! An all guys event??? Bourbon and Cigars may be a better option, but that’s […]

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
candy and wine pairings

So, you have leftover candy from Halloween, whether from buying too much or from the kids stash that they either don’t need to eat or don’t want. What do you do with it? Time to plan an adult after party! Gather up the leftover candy, then encourage your friends to […]

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Chocolate is a rich, luscious, tasty treat, but it is also a rich source of antioxidants and the flavonoids have been found to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. Wine is a beverage to enjoy while socializing and with dinner, yet it has also been found help reduce the […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
harvesting grapes for different types of wine

Wine grapes are not native to New Mexico. They were brought to the state in the 1600’s by Monks needing wine for Catholic ceremonies. They grew well, but endured a difficult journey through rough winters, Pueblo revolts, Prohibition and major flooding, essentially demolishing wine making in the region. A resurgence […]

Monday, August 6th, 2018
merlot from heart of the desert pistachios and wine

Merlot, in French, means “the little blackbird”. In America, it is the second most popular red grape, just behind Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is known for being soft, ripe and elegant. Most are easy drinking reds that pair well with foods and are pleasurable to enjoy on their own. Merlot is […]