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Five Fast Facts: Sauvignon Blanc

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Five Fast Facts: Sauvignon Blanc

One of the fasting growing varietal and popular in the last 10 years has great history and a wide variety of styles. Here are 5 Fast Facts for Sauvignon Blanc. Check out our Sauvignon Selection Here. The Wild Bunch. Sauvignon Blanc takes its name from the French words sauvage, meaning “wild”, and blanc, or “white”—an accurate description of the white grape’s penchant for unbridled, enthusiastic growth. It is often conflated with Fume Blanc, which is a marketing term coined by Robert Mondavi to rebrand the varietal for the American audience. There’s a Sauvignon Blanc for everyone! Noted for its crisp...

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Latest Podcast from Found Christina Coulourides

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Latest Podcast from Found Christina Coulourides

Our Founder Christina Coulourides recently sat down with Gene Valdez of CEO to Rainmaker and shared her success as a wine importer and retailer. Get the scoop on the history of Plume Ridge and the mission of Bottle Shop.  Click here for the Podcast.  

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Making Sense of Wine Scores

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Making Sense of Wine Scores

There are wine reviews, and then there are wine scores. Ostensibly, consumers have time to read the often beautifully written review before noting the score and making an informed purchase decision based on review, price and score. Most wine publications describe their scoring method in great detail — and nearly all of them point out that the score alone does not reflect the relative quality of a wine.  However, wine buyers are bombarded with wine scores in the absence of complete reviews. Magazine advertisements with breathtaking bottle-shots shout out 90+ point scores in bold type, along with the name of...

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Five Fast Facts: Malbec

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Five Fast Facts: Malbec

  Learn the basics of Malbec with these simple five easy facts. Great way to gain your wine knowledge and expand beyond the bottle. Check out some of our Malbec here. Malbec is a deep purple wine made from black grapes, also called Auxerrois, Côt, or Black Wine. The varietal is primarily grown in Cahors, France (its origin), and in the Mendoza region of Argentina.   Appreciated since Roman times, Malbec has had a history of boom and bust. A victim of its own popularity, Malbec was grown as a monoculture, and thus susceptible to phylloxera and a host of...

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Broccoli Rabe With Orecchiette Italian Sausage and Cannellini Beans

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Broccoli Rabe With Orecchiette Italian Sausage and Cannellini Beans

  "This is one of my go to quick suppers. I have done this without sausage and even with beans, sausage and no pasta. This would work with a vegan meatless sausage as well. I like this dish with any light bodied red". Nan-Berning Pate Serves 4Ingredients: 1 large bunch broccoli rabe, cleaned and trimmed of large stems Salt 10 ounces orecchiette pasta 8 ounces Italian sausage 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 plump cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 pinches crushed red pepper, more or less to taste 1 1/2 cups drained, cooked cannelloni beans 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano...

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