What Are Clones?

What Are Clones?

In visiting tasting rooms you have no doubt heard the word “clones” many times in conversations about Pinot noir wine. So what is a clone? Most of us think of a grape variety as one type of grape that is consistent from vine to vine. In reality, each type of grape...
Wine Closures

Wine Closures

Wine and cork have been companions for centuries. Proof of this is an amphora from the 1st century BC found in Ephesus that was not only sealed with a cork stopper but also still contained wine. Natural cork has been the exclusive closure since glass bottles became...