Regional Spotlight: Transylvania

by Sarah Shotwell

Translvania_Wine Region_BlogIn our current TCM Wine Club Members-Only shipment, one of the more unexpected offerings is a bottle of La Catina Viognier Tamaioasa Romaneasca, a white blend from the hilly region of Romania. Transylvania, made famous in the west by Count Dracula (a local resident), is a picturesque region known for its millennia-old winemaking history. Though the wine industry [...]

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Spring A-Straightening: The Best Wines To Clean By

by Paullette Gaudet

Spring Cleaning & Wine_BlogAhhh—SPRING!!! It’s that time of year when a good glass of wine (or two) is needed before hunting down those Winter dust bunnies with tranquilizer darts (or mops). Spring cleaning is a ritual made EVER the more palatable by a smart choice of wine—however else are you going to determine if your wineglasses are spot-free than by filling them with Gruner [...]

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Green Wine: Decoding Sustainability Labels

by Sarah Shotwell

Green Wine_BlogEarth Day is the perfect time to celebrate what our winegrowers and winemakers are doing to improve farming practices and care for the earth. But how do we cut through the noise and decide which wines to purchase? All three of the following certifications have something unique to offer the planet and to wine consumers. All require a third party audit and an annual certification. [...]

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Movie Munchies: Wine and Snack Pairings

by Sarah Shotwell

Movie Munchies_BlogNo movie night is complete without a selection of sweet and savory snacks on hand and a long pour of your favorite wine. Today, more and more movie theaters are even offering fine wines on premise to pair with their popcorn! But what are the best pairings for movie munching? We’ve put these film house-inspired classics to the test, pairing them [...]

April 19th, 2016|1 Comment

DIY Cork Bookmarks

by Paullette Gaudet

DIY Cork Bookmark_blogWine corks often seem far too beautiful—or potentially re-useable—to simply discard, yet even the most sentiment-heavy of these all-natural bottle stoppers are rarely kept long enough for inspiration to fully strike. One thoughtful way to repurpose these memento vinos is as cork bookmarks:

  • Insert a screw eye into one end of a wine cork (you can also attach a small spring clip or [...]
April 15th, 2016|1 Comment

Peanut Noir: Pairing Wine and Nuts

by Paullette Gaudet

Peanut Noir_BlogOkay: so peanuts aren’t *really* nuts, but you don’t exactly need Don Draper to tell you that “Beer Legumes” isn’t the best advertising slogan on earth. You are also correct in suspecting that beer isn’t the only alcoholic beverage that goes well with peanuts—when looking for quick, classy munchies to serve with wine, nuts provide a welcome, healthy and unexpected opportunity for inventive [...]

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Varietal Vignette: Riesling

by Sarah Shotwell

Varietal Vignette - Reisling_BlogRiesling, sweet, dry, and off-dry, is loved around the world for its aromatic profile and bracing acidity, but what is the story behind the grape, and why is it making a sudden comeback in the United States? Take a look at these fun facts about America’s fastest rising wine star.

Darling of the Rhine

Riesling, a white wine with perfumed aromas and gorgeous, [...]

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Spring Picnics & English Novelists

by Paullette Gaudet

Spring Picnic_TCM_blogAhhh…what is it about spring picnics and English novelists?? From Jane Austen to E. M. Forster, and even Lewis Carroll with his mad hats, they seem not to have met a bucolic springtime pasture that couldn’t be improved by a brushed wool blanket and porcelain teapot. The genteel incongruity of formal dinnerware under bright blue skies does have a certain appeal, and if [...]

April 1st, 2016|0 Comments