March to a Different Drummer…

It is February and Valentines Day has come and gone, however, that does not mean you can’t still celebrate. There’s nothing like coming up with a plan that the two of you (or you alone or you with others) cannot take advantage of to continue to enjoy wine. Part of the fun I always attempt to stress is in being adventuresome and creative, which in its own right, makes it adventuresome.

Being a short month, February is almost gone and making us think ahead to March (which also means we can start thinking ahead to spring. Here’s some creative thoughts to tie in your wine experience to March before we start thinking truly spring.
Wine is fun …: and so are you:

1. March Wines is a product of Maura's (Christoffers) and Charley's (Johnson) winemaking passion for making Dry California Riesling and other food friendly, high acid wines. Why not let the month of March be the time to try some. Hurry and buy a bottle or two ….they have a limited assortment and supply and it’s a rose which should set up well as we transition to spring.

Living in Napa Valley sourcing fruit from all over California, finding small niche producers with a unique story. Riesling is Maura’s favorite varietal and can convince even the biggest Cabernet Drinker to agree. Charley is a huge Rose lover, because men can love pink wine too.

Learn a little more from these two special winemakers HERE.

2. Or how about trying Le Marche wines of Italy at another version on the theme. May be a variety that you can sample and compare. As they say:

Le Marche produces a large variety of wines including 13 varieties of wine carrying the D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) label. Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.


3. Looking to travel in March and take in some great wines at the same time. If any of these locations appeal to you, consider it and enjoy the “Great Wines of Italy” returning for a four-city tour. All but the first are pretty well guaranteed to have a hint of warmer weather.
The tour is kicking off in New York at the IAC Building (March 6), before heading to Miami’s EAST (March 7), Beverly Hills’ The Montage (March 9) and San Francisco´s Presidio Golden Gate Club (March 11). For more info click HERE

This is what makes wine an interest, a challenge, and so much fun. There are many creative ways to learn. This should help expand the thoughts. Have your ideas for April? Let me know what they are. I’d love to share them.

Gary Gottfried is a wine preservation specialist who consults on helping consumers enjoy and businesses sell more wine. He consults to the food and wine industry. Contact Gary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.