wine Archives - Mocha Man Style
We Tried John Legend’s LVE Wine and Here’s What We Thought
I have been a John Legend fan ever since I first heard his debut single, “Ordinary People,” from his album Get Lifted. The song was a poignant, raw, and earnest reflection on relationships. Since then, Legend has made many more great songs, won numerous awards (Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar),... Read more
The 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau Wine is Here!
I first learned about Beaujolais Nouveau when I was living in Jacksonville, FL. I was hanging out in the office of the local alternative news weekly and one of the reporters mentioned how excited she was get her case of Beaujolais Nouveau. As a wine newbie, I had no idea what she was... Read more
The Columbia Crest 2014 Crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon is Finally Here!
Wine can be intimidating. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and asked to see the wine list and the server or sommelier hands you a book that is thicker than the volumes of Harry Potter? Overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices, you randomly select a red wine that fits... Read more
The Crowd Has Spoken: 2014 Columbia Crest Crowdsourced Cabernet is Ready for Pre-Sale
Disclosure: I am a Columbia Crest Crowdsourced Cabernet ambassador. All opinions are my own. For years, the art of winemaking has been shrouded in mystery. People have been amazed by skilled masters who took grapes from the vine and transformed them into a magnificent libation. To make winemaking more... Read more
A Passion for Wine Making is the Secret to Columbia Crest’s Success
“Wine making is a labor of love,” said Juan Muñoz-Oca, Head Winemaker at Columbia Crest. “You don’t do it for the money. You do it because it is your passion.” Spend a few minutes with Muñoz-Oca and his passion is evident. Unlike the stereotypical wine guy who is snobbish and... Read more
14 Hands Winery is a Hidden Gem in the Horse Heaven Hills
When most people visit Washington, Seattle is the only stop on their itinerary. Some may venture south to see Mt. Rainier or north to check out Vancouver, but few people make plans to trek to the arid southeastern parts of the state. 14 Hands Winery wants to change that.... Read more
Columbia Crest Crowdsourced Cabernet Wants You to Be the E.C.O.
Have you ever wanted to make wine? I’m not talking about that fermented grape juice you have stored in mason jars in the basement. I’m talking about the good stuff. The kind of wine that comes from award-winning Washington winery, Columbia Crest. I know what you’re thinking – “I’m... Read more
Columbia Crest Makes Winemaking Accessible with it’s Crowdsourced Cabernet
Columbia Crest Winemaker Juan Muñoz-Oca Shares His Passion for Wine
Columbia Crest Turns Wine Drinkers Into Winemakers with Crowdsourced Cabernet
My home state of Texas has several vineyards, and I often visit the wineries with my friends to sample the local wine varieties. After a few trips, however, I realized that my friends weren’t so keen on my tagging along. I’m the guy who asks all of the questions on the wine making... Read more