Inside The Bottle

Inside The Bottle

CELLAR | In February, We Drank Riesling & Lit Fires

To be fair, this Cellar Salon happened in February, one year ago. It was the second last before COVID forced us to hit a hard pause, but as we crawl towards the…

The Cellar Salon | #COUNTYLOVE, The Wines That Make Us Swoon

Because wine, choc & flowers are the building blocks of showing our significant others love on jolly old St. Valentine’s Day—we decided to go in a totally different direction. Instead, we asked…

The Cellar Salon | Fireside Wines to Warm Your County Hearts

I’d invited a sommelier friend to the Cellar Salon last Tuesday and mentioned that the week’s theme would be “Fireside Wines”. He texted back: Fireside Wines. You know I’m a professional, right?…

The Cellar Salon | County Cult Wines, Part I: The Small Lots

Something about the esoteric, the inaccessible, the fleeting things in life, just make our hearts beat a little faster. And when you apply those qualities to wine, we start to really lose…

The Cellar Salon | Pinot Noir, The Planet’s Greatest Grape

After we hosted this salon at MH, but before writing this piece, I attended the very cool blind wine tasting competition, The Judgement of Kingston. In its fourth year, the competition pits…

The Cellar Salon | Winery Profile—Keint-He Winery & Vineyard

We’re just out of harvest and the winemakers are elbow deep in the dirt. They aren’t even picking up messages, never mind returning calls. In-between winemakers and with a charismatic owner, Keint-he…

The Cellar Salon | Those County Chards, Part I

If you’ve spent five minutes with me you know how I feel about County Chard. Because we like to show our terroir rather than inhibit it, particularly when the grape reflects our…