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Wine Diamonds

  • 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.
  • Where'd That 91 Point Score Come From Exactly?

    Wine ratings. Few things stir up so much controversy and drive so many decisions as a mere number or grade on a bottle of wine. It’s both alluri...
  • 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 Should be a Blast. Not Intimidating.

    Few beverages can strike the fear and intimidation that wine holds for many people. Think about it. How many libations come in so many kinds and ...
  • 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.