BLOG: Our Wines

| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Vintage-dated means that at least 85% of the grapes were grown & harvested in that particular year. For example, if you have a bottle of 2009 Sutter Home Merlot that you just picked up at the store, then the Merlot grapes were grown & harvested in 2009. We believe that this is a quality cue...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
We've been producing mini bottles for years but somehow they never manage to fall out of style. They're perfect for so many occasions - sippin' - excuse us - sittin' by the pool, watching the game with your friends, backyard BBQs, picnics at the park...the list goes on & on! What is your...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
California. Oregon. Washington. France. Italy. Virgina. Texas. Germany. Argentina. Chile. Spain. Wine is produced everywhere! It may be hard initially to get a handle on each wine region, so we just want to start scratching the surface. Let's start with parts of California. California is broken up...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Today's Wine 101 post is about how to taste wine. We've found a helpful video from Wine Spectator that we want to share with you. This video breaks wine tasting down into four S's - See, Sniff, Sip, Summarize. One tip we've found helpful is to breathe out through your nose after you swallow but...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Wine openers, corkscrews, wine keys, gimme-the-wine-already openers...Some are cute, some are functional, some are both. Which one is right for you? Server openers: These are probably the most common. If you want to purchase one of these, be sure to look for the double hinged type for better...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
You like wine. You are of the viewpoint that wine should be enjoyed at every occasion, even if that occasion is Taco Tuesdays. Now, what to do with all those corks! We've scoured the internet to find some cool ideas on what you can do with all of those corks. We found wreaths, clocks, floors, walls...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
It's spring & Napa Valley vines are coming to life! In early March, tiny shoots break through on the vines (bud break.) The bright yellow mustard plants are almost gone and the vines are finally showing their small green leaves. Vineyard managers keep a close watch on their vines at this time...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Is my white wine too cold? Is my red wine too warm? Vice versa all around? Just like everything in wine, this can turn into a huge debate or it can be kept simple. Let's keep it simple! Let's say you're hosting a dinner party tonight. You have everything ready to go and you even remembered to put...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Though it may seem like the wine industry has progressed quickly in the packaging area, there is still a fundamental debate on closures: cork or screw cap? Some may feel like they've lost some "romance" when they choose a bottle with a screw cap closure instead of a cork. Some may feel like the...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? Do you and your sweetheart have plans yet? We’ve got a couple of ideas for you… 1. Keep it mellow. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to make an evening special. You, your significant other, a home cooked meal and a bottle of...