Through The Grapevine

Through The Grapevine is Master Wines’ online blog.  We use this blog to share company updates, family stories, and relevant news in the wine world that we think you might like.  We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it!

Master Wines 2016 Year In Review

We'd like to take a moment to thank all of our friends and family for a wonderful 2016. We feel truly blessed to be able to share our love for wine, food, and life every year.  We look forward to a happy and healthy 2017 for people around the world, and especially our...

Pinot Noir – Difficult Grape, Great Wine

by Phillip Holland & Melvyn Master Most of us - whether our pocketbook allowed it or not - have gone down the rabbit hole of Pinot Noir at some point in our wine appreciation journey.  While your first Pinot Noir may have been a simple, light, and fruity number...

Bordeaux

It's challenging to write “just a few words” about probably the most important wine region in the world! Many books have been written on this great wine and so - how to précis this into a few sentences? Well, just a few basics then! The history of Bordeaux wine spans...

Sustainable Farming

Our Tortoise Creek Chardonnay (read Janie's Grapevine post about Chardonnay and Asparagus), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel are from a certified sustainably farmed vineyard . But what does that mean? Sustainable farming is similar to organic farming but...

Asparagus & Chardonnay

Asparagus is such a true herald of spring.  The spears of this fairy fern brave the last of the winter onslaught to bring us dreams of renewal.  We love them hot, we love them cold.  We dunk green stems in warm butter with a squeeze of lemon or in wickedly rich...

French Wine Trip – December 2015

by Janie Master Paris was half empty two weeks before Christmas.  Mel and I couldn’t believe it.  The cafes, however, were full of Parisians.  So unbelievably sad to think that the Daesh (ISIS) terrorists who had killed 129 people and wounded 352 mostly young people...

New Wine Resolutions

New Wine Resolutions Every year, it’s the same old thing: Lose weight, get in shape, maybe save a buck or two - oh, and how about that interesting hobby that you never seem to really pursue?  The initial high of hopes and dreams is inevitably followed by the low of...