A simple way to keep your wine chilled on a warm day. At Lucky Rock Wine Co., we pride ourselves on remembering to breathe deeply while not taking ourselves too seriously. It is this mindset that facilitates adding wine ice cubes to our wine Read More
Wine and beer have both been a trade profession - AKA years and years of perfecting their wonderful creation. You would think two beverages that take so much time to craft (unlike water + sugary powder) would have much more in common. So why is there a wine vs. beer relationship and not a wine AND beer relationship?!
In this blog we explore what makes wine & beer brothers in arms, and what separates them. In the end though, it is up to you to decide what to enjoy and how to enjoy it.
A shattered bottle and a shattered heart is very much correlated in this situation. A can full of wine? Pfff...even if it gets a leak, we’ll still drink it- like a dog drinking out of a firehose! Read More
So, what is a "Virtual Wine Brand"? On the surface, this term means that a winery doesn't own its' own vineyards or facilities. The upside is that it costs less upfront to start the winery. The downside is that there is less control over quality. This innovation and disruption is the foundation on which Lucky Rock Wine Co. was built.
But we are not the only ones innovating in the virtual wine brand sphere. In this blog, we want to give props to other innovators, pioneers, and overall awesome people who make great wine, have a cool story and stand out in a sea of generic wine brands.
Drinking Young Wine
After being in the wine business for roughly 10,000 years (ok not that long, but pretty damn long), you start to notice the same question always being asked.
“When should I drink this wine?”
Good question! (Especially if you spent the big bucks on it).
Answer? If it’s a $5.99 Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc, we suggest you drink it immediately. Otherwise....it depends.
What do “Clean Wines” Claim?
To get to the core of the subject, maybe it’s more helpful to ask what the marketers behind the catch-all term of Clean Wine claim? Because, once you dig just a little deeper into their assertions, there is nothing special about Clean wine.
- “Pairs well with a healthy lifestyle”
We thought we would try and save you some of the remorse that we pretend we don’t have about our first tattoos by giving you some tips. And, because wine tattoos are a tough lot to work with.... what better topic then wine tattoos?! Because of the subject matter, wine tattoos have a tendency to be incredibly cheesy, and forced. Also, they can be pourly (pun) thought out, placed and designed. Read More
At Lucky Rock, we have had a…let’s say complicated relationship with wine ratings. Like an attractive, but out of our league, woman (or man, or gender non-binary) we have sought out critical reviews of our wines and have succeeded many times, and also have been spurned a few times. Today we want to take a deeper dive into the murky world of wine reviews. Read More
Having used both, screw caps and corks over the last +/-15 years of making wine we have learned that sometimes different jobs require different tools. Today we are discussing our decision to use a screw cap to close our wine instead of a traditional cork. Read More
Let’s be real, the world of wine is a convoluted, confusing mess. I mean, just look at how many different brands are on the shelf at your local grocery store. Today we'll break down a variety of key terms and buzzwords to help you find the best wine for you at a good price. This is a continuous blog, to be updated with new and different buzzwords. Read More
A lot of our friends in the industry, who make some of the best wines we've had, feel that big wine producers are stealing the soul out of the business, and we agree. Maybe it is time to rethink what you value in wine. Read More
Many people will ask us ‘which are the best pinot noirs to buy, from where, how much, and why?’ At Lucky Rock Wine Co. we buy a lot of Pinot Noir (not just our own) and in order to find the best Pinot Noir, we like to factor in a few things: Location, Vintage, Practices, PRICE, and Douche Factor (not a fancy winemaking term… it’s just what you think). Read More