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April 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Taurus

Happy Birthday to all the Bulls out there! April 20 - May 20. Do you know a sweet Taurus in your life? Celebrate them this month with a bottle of delicious Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Taurus: The Bull  Ruling Planet: Venus  Element: Earth  Quality: Fixed

Traits: Patient, Grounded, Reliable  Compatible: Capricorn, Virgo, Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces

March 21, 2015

Happy Birthday to Aries

Happy Birthday to all the bold Rams out there! Mar. 21 - Apr. 19. Do you know an Aries in your life? Celebrate them this month with a bottle of delicious Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel made with 120 year old vines. 

Aries: The Ram  Ruling Planet: Mars  Element: Fire  Quality: Cardinal

Traits: Courageous, Passionate, Adventurous  Compatible: Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini, Aquarius

February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Pisces!

Happy Birthday to all the Fish out there! Feb. 19 - Mar. 20. Do you know a Pisces in your life? Celebrate them this month with a bottle of delicious Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir.  

Pisces: The Fish  Ruling Planet: Neptune  Element: Water  Quality: Mutable

Traits: Altruistic, Perceptive, Compassionate  Compatible: Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer

pisces Pinot Noir

 

February 12, 2015

February 01, 2015

The Knot: Zodiac Inspired Bridesmaids Gifts

12 Signs Wine was recently featured on the popular wedding website, The Knot, along with some other cool zodiac inspired products. 

 "Your bridesmaids have bent over backwards helping you plan the perfect wedding day, from picking out table linens to affixing bows to wedding programs. Now it’s your turn to show your gratitude. We love the idea of giving each friend a personalized gift (since your girls are individually awesome), but not everyone is eager to sport their initials. Zodiacs to the rescue! Whether she checks her horoscope every morning (like us!) or she’s a fan of a good bottle of chardonnay, there’s a cosmic gift for everyone on your list. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, from catchalls to jewelry to inspire your shopping."

January 20, 2015

Is Aquarius a Water Sign?

Happy Birthday Aquarius! This year the sun moved from Capricorn into Aquarius on January 20th and will stay there until February 18th.  Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac - and represents the genius, the humanitarian, the friend, and the rebel.  

Often times people will confuse Aquarius as a water sign because their symbol is the "waterbearer" and the name "Aqua" can infer water. In all actuality, Aquarius is an air sign. The name "waterbearer" depicts how the Aquarius spreads water from village to village - showing their humanitarian nature. Aquarians are concerned with the collective, and many devote themselves to groups that support the advancement of humanity.  

Aquarius is most readily recognized for their friendliness and original thinking. As non-conformists, they are usually ahead of the times. Our Aquarius Chardonnay is definitely an "out of the bottle" kind of wine - with a uniquely crisp taste; a result of stainless steel fermentation. It is zesty and bright - like the waterbearer. Plus, the label is upside down, which also shows just how non-conformist this sign can be.

Cheers to all the Aquarians and thank you for making this world brighter.

January 08, 2015

Does the moon affect the taste of wine?

It just may be that lunatics and the tide aren't the only things affected by the moon, but your wine as well. According to the biodynamic lunar calendar, the taste of wine will differ depending on the cycle of the moon.  A lunar calendar has been used for centuries by gardens as a way to schedule the optimal time to plant and harvest certain herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits. 

There are 4 types of days in a biodynamic calendar: Root, Fruit, Vegetable, and Flower.

Fruit and Flower days are said to be the best days to drink wine, enhancing the fruit and flower flavor profiles of the wine, creating a more aromatic and vibrant taste. However, Root and Vegetable (or Leaf) days, will have the opposite effect, leaving the wine more closed off, tannic, and earthy. 

A great German grandmother, Maria Thun, has been creating a calendar for the past 50 years highlighting the "Good" and "Bad" days to drink wine, and some of the biggest players in the wine supermarkets have taken it seriously. 

Tesco and Marks & Spencer, two supermarkets based out of England, support her philosophy, and only invite critics to taste wines on days in which the calendar indicates the wine will taste favorable.

Thun's 2015 Calendar is available on Amazon.

According to a calendar we found on google the best wine days for January / February are the following:

January 17, 18, 24, 25  FRUIT ***Best Days to Drink Wine 

January 11, 12, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30 FLOWER **Good Days to Drink Wine

February 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 20, 21 FRUIT ***Best Days to Drink Wine

February 7, 8, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26 FLOWER **Good Days to Drink Wine

(Sounds like a taste test is in the future)

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