Cuttings Red

This is the third installment of a five part series on The Prisoner Wine Company.

february-42-of-70This line of California wine blends grapes sourced from the best growers across the state. Each wine in this series of five is designed by a team of experienced winemakers who are devoted to creating distinct bottlings that are “thought provoking and approachable.” In other words, they’re just the wines you need to explore when you’re ready for something new. Today we offer the third wine, Cuttings Red Blend. Continue reading


This is the second installment of a five part series on The Prisoner Wine Company.

february-49-of-70The Prisoner Wine Company team is led by Chrissy Whitmann, a master at sourcing from multiple vineyards to create unctuous Californian wines. Each wine in The Prisoner Wine Company line is impeccably made and undeniably high quality. But what’s interesting about these wines and the way Chrissy describes them is that they’re still very approachable. You don’t have to be a Sommelier to understand how good this wine is. Continue reading

The Prisoner

This is the first installment of a five part series on The Prisoner Wine Company.

february-46-of-70Based in Rutherford, California, The Prisoner Wine Company is made up of seasoned wine professionals who are passionate about the industry. To create each of the five wines in their collection, the team works with dedicated growers throughout California. The grapes they source are selected for their high quality and approachability. Continue reading

Sunday Sippin’: Clean Green

Kwame Onwuachi from Top Chef creates a Patron cocktail called the Clean Green, and we’re loving how light, refreshing and rejuvenating it is!

1 part Simple Syrup

Cucumbers, sliced

1 Tablespoon Oregano

1 part Lime Juice

1 part Roca Patron Silver Tequila

Pour simple syrup into a shaker and add cucumber, oregano, lime juice and tequila. Muddle to release flavors. Add ice to shaker and shake well. Pour over crushed ice. Garnish with oregano and spritz with lemon balm if desired.

On Drink Wine Day We’re Giving Merlot Some Love

Today’s blog post is written by Michelle Hunt of Bergevin Lane. 

Happy Drink Wine Day! Wine is all about celebration – it brings friends together, makes an everyday meal an occasion, has heart-healthy benefits and even plays a role in many religious rites throughout the world. And the nicest thing about Drink Wine Day – the choices! There’s something for everyone, from sweet to dry, white to pink to red, fizzy or still, and organic or “natural.”

This year’s Drink Wine Day is all about Merlot. Often maligned and sometimes misunderstood, Merlot has made a big come-back in recent years, and the quality of Merlot readily available is a boon to all of us wine lovers.  A hearty and easy-to-grow varietal, Merlot thrives in most United States AVAs (American Viticultural Areas), as well as in well-known international areas such as Bordeaux, where it originated. In fact, the first official wine label depicting a version of the word “Merlot” dates to France in 1784!


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