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Viticulture 101: Veraison in the vineyard

Viticulture 101: Veraison in the vineyard2 min read

Viticulture 101: Veraison in the vineyard Like wine? Want to better understand the winemaking process? Most winemakers will tell you that great wines start in the vineyard. So here’s your opportunity to learn more about how wine grapes are cultivated. In our Viticulture 101 series, we
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Viticulture 101: Grapevine canopy management part one2 min read

Viticulture 101: Grapevine canopy management part one Like wine? Want to better understand the winemaking process? Most winemakers will tell you that great wines start in the vineyard. So here’s your opportunity to learn more about how wine grapes are cultivated. In our Viticulture 10
Viticulture 101: Bud break in the vineyard

Viticulture 101: Bud break in the vineyard2 min read

Viticulture 101: Bud break in the vineyard Like wine? Want to better understand the winemaking process? Most winemakers will tell you that great wines start in the vineyard. So here’s your opportunity to learn more about how wine grapes are cultivated. In our Viticulture 101 series, w
Kramer Vineyards Brut sparkling wine

Valentine’s Day– too sweet or not too sweet?1 min read

Valentine’s Day– too sweet or not too sweet? Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Along with Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, it is one of the biggest wine and champagne holidays of the year. Wine and Valentine’s Day just go together. Buying bubbles for your sw
Wine Bottles sizes

Wine 101: Wine Bottle sizes and names2 min read

Ever wonder what those larger format wine bottles are called and how much they hold? Here’s an easy guide to the most common sizes and names. This information is great for trivia contests and cocktail parties too! 187.5 ml is called a Split and holds just ¼ of a standard bottle of win
Oregon's wine regions

The real dirt on Oregon wines4 min read

Wine grape growers have always found unique places to plant their vines. The trouble was that few others understood the uniqueness of these regions. Following the examples from the Old World, American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) were created and designated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax
Clara C Fiori di Prosecco Rosé

Celebrate the new year with Prosecco, the sparkling wine from Italy1 min read

Looking for some bubbles to help ring in the New Year? Don’t feel like you need to stick with traditional Champagnes from France, which can often be expensive. Italy makes sparkling wines, called Prosecco, with prices that won’t leave you with buyer’s remorse. There are many readily a
2011 Anam Cara Rosé

Winter Fireworks2 min read

There are many things in life that are seasonal. Tulips bloom between April and June. The groundhog sees his shadow in February. The swallows come back to Capistrano on their own idiosyncratic time frame. Corn mazes and pumpkin patches only happen at harvest time. Some things are tied
2009 Torreon de Paredes Carmenere

Carménere: the lost wine that resurfaced in Chile2 min read

Everyone loves a great story and the wine varietal Carménere has a past that’s filled with mystery, a disappearing act, seduction and intrigue. Happily, the Carménere grape was rediscovered by a French professor who found the “Merlot” growing in Chile was in fact Carménere grapes! In
Shopping for wine

Rabble Shoppin’4 min read

We here at Winerabble are constantly on a journey of discovery. We seek out new wines to try, new AVAs to explore and how the harvest years differ from each other. We are always on the lookout for great deals on wine-for us there is nothing like discovering a hidden gem at a great pri
Wine aroma wheel

Smell & Memory: Wine 1012 min read

Did you know that your sense of smell is located adjacent to your memory within your brain? That explains how a whiff of something can suddenly trigger an intense memory that was long forgotten. I often find that aromas in wine take me back to childhood memories that have nothing to d
Wine for the confused

Use Your Words: Wine Vocab 1012 min read

After watching the John Cleese wine documentary last night, I was inspired to write a blog in order to help wine newbies better communicate their likes and dislikes when seeking help selecting a new wine to try. Let’s face it, wine has the reputation for snobbery, which can intimidate
Pinot noir grapes

Pinot noir: The seductive temptress2 min read

Pinot noir. A tricky grape to grow but oh, the rewards for both the winemaker and wine drinker! Pinot noir is finicky, elusive, fussy, the list goes on and on. And this is exactly why people fall in love with it. It’s not unusual to meet regular folks that have fallen under it’s spell
Snowy Oregon vineyard

All I want for Christmas3 min read

My wish for Christmas is that the winemakers and vineyard owners of Oregon keep honing their skills, thus perfecting the lovely wines being produced throughout the state. My hope is that by continuing to act as good stewards of the land, implementing sustainable measures such as organ