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A Blog About Malbec Titled “A Blog About Malbec”

by Ben Hilzinger   With our own Bob Delf, or Bobby D, as I lovingly refer to him, recently returning from a well-deserved vacation to South America, I thought I might as well write a little bit about a grape booming in popularity from that part of the world. This...

The Rebirth of a Goliath

Someone should seriously make a full-length movie about the rise, fall and rebirth of Carménère. Really. It has all the needed Hollywood tricks one could ever want while telling the story of a loveable, yet edgy protagonist who loses everything only to gain it all...

Why Grapes?

by Ben Hilzinger I’ve been asked the question “why grapes?” many times behind the bar of every tasting room in my career. I think it’s about time I officially address this situation. I mean, yeah, WHY grapes? Who decided that this was going to...