A Five Minute History of Winemaking in France

A Five Minute History of Winemaking in France

Ah, France, the home of wine, cheese and the Eiffel Tower. Over 7 billion bottles of wine are produced there in just a year. And, while being one of the longest producing wine areas in the world it hasn’t ALWAYS been a practice in France. It is believed that...

Cabernet Around The World

Cabernet Around The World

Cabernet Sauvignon could easily be the most popular and recognizable grape variety in the world. It’s definitely the most widely planted grape, covering more acreage than any other variety. If you’ve had wine, even if it’s just at Thanksgiving each year, I guarantee...

Raise Your Glass to Organic Wine!

Raise Your Glass to Organic Wine!

With as many as 5,835 vineyards now certified as organic or in the process of converting, it’s become easier for environmentally conscious wine lovers to enjoy their favorite wine flavors. Predictions for organic wine sales suggest that the number of consumers opting...

Who Is Orin Swift?

Who Is Orin Swift?

The Prisoner has easily become one of the most recognizable names in the vast world of wine. There are thousands upon thousands of different wines and winemakers in the world, yet Prisoner rose to the top of every wine list nearly 20 years ago and remains one of the...

Murphy’s Recipe & Wine Pairing

Murphy’s Recipe & Wine Pairing

As summer winds down, the chefs here at Murphy’s wanted to bring you an easy, seasonal recipe for you to liven up your dinner table this weekend.  Of course, no meal is complete without the perfect wine pairing, so we’ve included a few selections from the wine shop...

Who is Sean Minor?

Who is Sean Minor?

Every Tuesday at Murphy’s Wine Shop we hold our weekly wine tasting. This upcoming Tuesday, the 13th of August, we are lucky enough to host Larry Soble of Sean Minor Winery! It is always exciting to have someone who is directly from a winery; the perspective of living...

The Best of Tempranillo!

The Best of Tempranillo!

Time to talk about Tempranillo. We have got to talk about Tempranillo. We have several in the Wine Shop right now, and I couldn’t resist sharing a few facts about Tempranillo along with those great wines. Tempranillo has so many facets and such an incredibly long...

Sancerre for Summer

Sancerre for Summer

Sancerre in the Summer “I’ll have a Sancerre!” just might be the wine phrase of Summer 2019. But, why exactly? Sancerre always been a fantastic and classic wine, with a deep history, but in the past few years it has leapt to the top of popularity. It is now one of the...

Albariño

Albariño

Albarino? Alvarinho? What’s going on here? Crisp and refreshing with phenomenal texture, Albarino, has become one of my favorite white wines since my time spent working in Spanish restaurants. During my time there I discovered a common theme: one grape varietal can,...

What’s on the Label?? Reading into Rioja

What’s on the Label?? Reading into Rioja

Rioja, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva: What does it all mean? Sometimes, picking wine can be stressful. We have all been there, looking at a wall of bottles, all with labels packed full of words we don’t understand. When nothing on the label seems recognizable, it...

Wines for Grilling

Wines for Grilling

How to be chill at the grill this summer by choosing the right wine. Phew! Atlanta summers are like no other! We all know that trying to stay cool while standing by the grill can be tough, especially if you're worried that you wines won't hold up to the bold flavors...

Resilient Rosés

Resilient Rosés

What is rosé wine? Every Spring and Summer we dive right into this mysterious and delicious pink wine but, what is it exactly? The first thing to know is how rosé gets its color. It actually comes from the skins of the grapes. Rosé wine will occur when the skins have...

Salmon and Pinot Noir The Perfect Match!

Salmon and Pinot Noir The Perfect Match!

Full disclosure, I am not a fan of “if the food is made here pair the wine from here.” But in this case, it is pure magic! Salmon’s natural denseness and rich flavors blend seamlessly into Pinot Noir’s strawberry, cherry, herbs, mushroom, cinnamon, clove, and...

The Summer of Rosé… and it’s all Pinot Noir

The Summer of Rosé… and it’s all Pinot Noir

A Worldwide wine craze hits U.S. shores with a twist - Rosé has been a modern phenomena over the last decade, rising from almost nowhere as people craze over ‘pink’ wine. With the boom of provencal rosé sales, many winemakers world wide decided to add rosé production...

Biodynamic Wine Tasting 6/18/19 6:30pm

Biodynamic Wine Tasting 6/18/19 6:30pm

Join us fo our tasting -'Shoot the Moon with Biodynamic Wines!' Tonight at 6:30pm  But first...What does Biodynamic mean? Organic, natural, biodynamic – What do they all mean? Is there a difference between them? Tonight at our tasting, we will be exploring Biodynamic...

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