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Wine Diamonds

  • The Ins and Outs (And Dos and Don'ts) of Wine Temperatures

    We’re casual here at Sail to Trail Wine Works. We just draw the line at a frosted glass of wine. You won’t find ice cubes here, but we do have those fancy whiskey stones that’ll do the same thing.
  • Appellation. Does it Matter? Kinda-Sorta-Not Really.

    Appellations serve useful purposes, even if they sometimes confuse or frustrate us. It’s all about protecting the wine and preserving its heritage. However, these systems are a guide. Many unique treasures are waiting for you to discover them. It’s the part of being a wine enthusiast that makes it so enjoyable. Just when you think you understand a variety, it surprises you with something new.
  • A Thought or Two on Wine Marketing Silliness

    Lots of people look for lots of stuff when buying wine. Sulfite-free. Organic. Biodynamic. Natural. Vegan. Funny colors.

    As sure as the sun will rise, tomorrow there'll be something new. But does any of it mean anything? Does it improve the quality of the wine?

    Probably not a whole helluva lot, if at all. And certainly not as much as some would have you believe.

  • Wine Tasting Science.

    There’s a lot of science going on in your glass of wine, whether it's a Two-Buck Chuck or a Château Fancy French Wine—and everything in between! It brings together geology, viticulture, botany, chemistry, and even physics.
  • Let the Wine Fermentation Magic Begin!

    Pentailed treeshrews do it. Loris love it. Even bears can’t resist it. Who would have thought that the simple combination of fruit juice and yeast ...
  • The Sail to Trail Approach to Wine Tastings

    Wine tastings don't have to be stuffy, intimidating affairs. In fact, here at Sail to Trail, we think if you aren't having a blast tasting wine, you're doing it all wrong.
  • Sparkling Wines! (Sort of)

    Are those diamonds at the bottom of my glass?