Summer on the shores of the Mediterranean ~ 5/21/19

Coastal Regions in general, benefit from both the ocean and the mountains, meaning that there are a good range smaller-climates across the whole area. Coastline vineyards have a maritime climate with cooling ocean breezes; areas inland are influenced by the cooling of...

The Love-Hate of Pinot Noir!

Welcome, when asked most people are on one side or the other when it comes to Pinot Noir. "Too weak," "too much bite," "no flavor," etc. While many enjoy more daily examples, some seek out wines like Romanee Conti, Romanee Vineyard selling for $16-20k or more for a...

Sauvignon is Savage Tasting!

Sauvignon blanc is a white grape from the Bordeaux, France. Sauvignon Blanc comes from the French words “Sauvage”, which means savage, and “blanc,” white. Also, Sauvignon Blanc along with Cabernet Franc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon! Sauvignon Blanc, in...

Italian Wines Focus Sicily

“The BIG Picture!”The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily has been involved with wine for centuries. Nero d'Avola is a stand out although only started last century, new to Sicily's winemaking by today's standards! Fiano, Frappato, and Grillo are the top...

Italian Wines Focus Tuscany

"The BIG Picture!”Navigating an Italian wine section can be a daunting task. In this class, we will help you to distinguish Italian wines like a pro! One thing that makes Italian wines so fascinating is the culture and geography. Of all the wine regions of Italy, none...

Life After Malbec

“The BIG Picture!” In one word, mellow! The base wine should offer between fruit, weight, and finish! Although it can be paired, it is thought by many as the perfect “cocktail-red!” Malbec is a red wine grape that is both a blending grape and for varietal wines....

So much wine and so little time!

Welcome to Murphy's Wine Shop Wine Blog! Our goal is to earn your trust with our desire being that this will become your favorite website for wine! With that in mind, our approach is not only providing scores, varietal and region information, but what to expect in...

Amazing Wines, Fantastic Prices!

We are always seeking the next adventure, and we need to make room! We have a few bottles of each of these fantastic wines at the best possible price! Letting these go to a good home, let that be you! (Click on a wine to purchase at our online wine store!)2015 Bedrock...

Cosentino Wine dinner Follow-up!

These amazing wines are very limited so order Today! Click The Pick of Your Favorite Wine to go to Our Wine Shop! Cosentino Wine dinner Follow-up! We had the pleasure of having Mitch Cosentino in town who is also hosting the Piedmont Driving Club Dinner Gala. Also, an...

Classics and Fantastic! Spring on these specials!

The following list represents our “wow-wine” roundup! Some wines are of such small production; reviews do not even exist. But, trust us, they are amazing! Click on the wine to purchase them now at our on-line wine store - Murphyswinestore.com. 2018 Château des...

French Rhones, the wines we should be drinking!

Long HistoryWine started with the Greeks in the 4th century BC. However, the Romans planted vineyards and built a highway on their march through France! One famous region many of us now is Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Meaning “The Pope’s New House” The Catholic Church was...

Arietta, Awesome wines of Small Production

Arietta, an ultra-premium Napa winery specializing in limited production Bordeaux-style blends, is owned by wine specialist and auctioneer Fritz Hatton and his wife Caren. One of America’s most celebrated winemakers, Andy Erickson, crafts the Arietta wines from...

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