Bottles and Blogs

Bottles and Blogs is a collection of wine experiences, a collation of interesting and knowledgeable information, shared directly from our Wine Coach and Master Sommelier, our team of Winemakers from all around the world, and Industry Experts alike.
Our wine blogs are presented with a singular vision in mind; and that is to share with you, the wine traveler, the lover of all things wine, all the latest trends, handy wine tips, data, industry news, and fresh creations we’ve experienced along our travels. They are written by our wine experts in a fun, refreshing, vibrant and palatable format, for everyone to enjoy.


Hamish MaGuire
February 28, 2023 | Hamish MaGuire

Ancient Soils Tasting

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Time Posted: Feb 28, 2023 at 10:49 AM Permalink to Ancient Soils Tasting Permalink
Andrew Villarreal
April 8, 2022 | Andrew Villarreal

Taste That Grape Series

I am starting an exciting and informative new series of blog posts and YouTube reveal videos every month called “Taste That Grape”.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 8, 2022 at 6:30 AM Permalink to Taste That Grape Series Permalink
Andrew Villarreal
March 24, 2022 | Andrew Villarreal

Cork Versus Screw Cap

Hello there and welcome fellow wine enthusiasts! Have you ever reached for a bottle of wine and hesitated because the bottle had a screw cap versus a cork? Do you know what the difference is in a bottle with a cork versus a screw cap? Let me shed a little bit of light on the differences. Here are some fun facts:  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 24, 2022 at 1:03 PM Permalink to Cork Versus Screw Cap Permalink
Andrew Villarreal
March 13, 2022 | Andrew Villarreal

Why That Bottle

Hello there fellow wine enthusiasts! Have you ever wondered why a bottle of wine looks the way it does? The size, the shape, the color? Have you ever wondered what a winemaker has to decide on when choosing a wine bottle? Hopefully I can shed some light and give you some insight as to what goes into making a wine bottle and why wine makers choose that glass, that shape, that color, that size.  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 13, 2022 at 9:11 PM Permalink to Why That Bottle Permalink
Andrew Villarreal
February 25, 2022 | Andrew Villarreal

Are sommeliers conceited?

Have you ever been out to a restaurant and you see the sommelier walking back and forth throughout the dining room floor with a bottle in hand, probably wearing a fancy suit? Have you been wondering what they do or been intimidated by their presence?  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 25, 2022 at 12:02 PM Permalink to Are sommeliers conceited? Permalink
Andrew Villarreal
February 16, 2022 | Andrew Villarreal

How to taste wine like a sommelier

Wine tasting can be intimidating, especially if you are new to the world of wine. You have probably seen and heard different ways on how to hold your wine glass, how to swirl the wine, etc. When a sommelier (somm) approaches a glass of wine they are looking at a few things: 1. The color, 2. The aromas, and 3. The taste.  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 16, 2022 at 12:43 PM Permalink to How to taste wine like a sommelier Permalink
Andrew Villarreal
February 3, 2022 | Andrew Villarreal

Wines For Celebration

Who doesn’t like the “POP” sound of a bottle of sparkling wine? Usually that means it’s time to get this party started! People the world over love sparkling wine to start any celebration, whether big or small. Starting a new job - bubbles, getting married - bubbles, celebrating a birthday - bubbles, ringing in the new year - bubbles.  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 3, 2022 at 11:19 AM Permalink to Wines For Celebration Permalink
Andrew Villarreal
November 30, 2021 | Andrew Villarreal

Cheers to Prosecco

As we embark on our inaugural journey of launching our website Wine 4 Winners, we are raising a glass of Prosecco in celebration.  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 30, 2021 at 11:01 AM Permalink to Cheers to Prosecco Permalink
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