How to Design a Wine Cellar

Design around common pitfalls with the expertise of a sommelier and wine educator Optimally housing and caring for a wine collection requires more than just a pretty room. Whether a household drinks 300 bottles a year or 30, an uninformed design layout can end up having a permanent effect on a home’s overall performance. Often, designers are not aware of the needs of wine collecting, resulting in storage and display that may be aesthetically pleasing, but does not preserve the bottles as they should or address a particular client’s drinking or entertaining… Read More

Here’s How to Tell if a Wine Is Worth Aging

Not every Cabernet is meant for the cellar, but experts weigh in on how to tell if you should wait to open a bottle. One of the coolest—and most confounding—things about wine is that it’s alive. It was captured at a moment in time when it went into the bottle, but it continues to change. It might evolve into something a few years down the road that offers beautiful aromas of fruit compote and a bouquet of dried flowers, complex and intriguing layers of flavor and smooth, integrated tannins that say more… Read More

Aging Wine Underwater Created ‘Stunning’ Difference, Says Winery

An Argentinian winery compared bottles of the same wine aged under the sea versus in the cellar head-to-head. Once seen as a winemaking novelty—or something that happens because your ship sank and you didn’t have any other choice—aging wine underwater may be heading towards the mainstream. A winery in Argentina has announced the results of their oceanic aging experiment, and the difference between the sea wine and the control bottles has been billed as “stunning.” The Rio Negro-based winery Wapisa—part of Bodega Tapiz—initially announced its “coastal terroir” initiative this time last year,… Read More

What we’re tasting…

This weekend is a bit special as it marks our first weekend back from #dryjanuary. Here at Beverly Hills Wine Club we have taken part in this trendy tradition for several years now. Yes, we know, no wine during a pandemic? Are we crazy?? Well, let’s just say…it wasn’t easy. Back on point, this weekend we dive into Mount Peak Winery’s Rattle Snake Zinfindel 2015. Check it out here at Vivino and use our Coupon Code: 2021NEW10(10% off on all orders for First Time Buyer is on till 03/01/2021; valid worldwide excluding Sweden,… Read More

Our visit to Blankiet Winery and The Blankiet Wine Team on their latest offering…Port

On a recent tasting trip to Napa Valley California, amid wild-fire evacuations and Covid 19 restrictions, Beverly Hills Wine Club Executive Director Jason Pate explored some of Napa’s cult favorite winemakers and wineries including Blankiet Estate in Yountville. In early 2019 I visited with our friends at Beverly Hills Wine Merchant @winemerchantbh and was given a recommendation to try the 2014 Prince of Hearts from Blankiet Estate of Napa. At the time I hadn’t heard of @blankietestate and I put the bottle in the cellar until later that year. After finally tasting… Read More