Wine Diamonds!

Let it be known that an old dog can always learn new tricks!  The other night, Mom and Dad had just popped open a bottle of our newest white wine, Petit Manseng, and I heard them start talking about the wine diamonds.  What?! Diamonds…

Kerus Red Wine

Once you have realized that I am not a Holstein calf or a miniature horse, you don’t have to look very hard to see that I am a big, loving dog with a large, welcoming heart.  Even with all of the loving and giving that I dole out at the…

Bud Break Bonanza!!!

You know what they say! It's a dog's life! I know I have it good, I've got a mom and dad who love me very much, I've got rolling hills of land to run around on, and I even have my own blog. You might think that it couldn't get better than that,…

The Benefits of Stainless Steel

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I got so excited to tell you about our Rosé release that I completely forgot to do the final follow-up to my barrel series! The final type of barrel that I wanted to tell you about was the stainless steel barrel. Now…

Rosé All Day!!

When Mom and Dad came home from church on Sunday and had a dozen roses, I just knew they were for me. I had been such a good boy all weekend through all of our events, and at that moment I knew they had recognized my good behavior. Now I know…

French, European, and American - What Does It All Mean?

Although many dogs think that trees are good for only one or two things (mainly for making branches that can be carried and tossed), a sophisticated winery dog like me knows that trees have a very special place in our industry.  In my last…

Intro to Barrels

I might be a silly dog sometimes, but even I am not so silly to think that wine barrels are just made for us vineyard dogs to sit on and look pretty. (Pictured above is Kelly from Windy Ridge Winery in Victoria, Australia)  I’ve heard plenty…

Virginia Governor's Cup

Mom and Dad are super excited about attending some wine gala in a few weeks.  I took a peek at the invitation and saw that it was for the 2018 Virginia Governor's Cup.  Now you know me and my research - I just couldn’t stand knowing about…

Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Gala Recap

Yesterday was one for the books.  Well, not for me really.  I actually just got to mope around the house all day long missing my Mom and my Dad, expected to exist on food and water but no cuddles and nobody calling me a good boy.  I was so…

Wine Capsules

Since I already told you about the bottles and corks that we use here at Brix & Columns, I figured the natural progression was to talk about the capsules on the tops of the bottles.  That’s right folks, those pesky wrappings that you…

All About Corks

If your house is anything like mine, a few weeks ago you heard plenty of corks popping when the clock struck midnight - something about celebrating a new year.  All the popping made me wonder what makes them make such a loud sound AND why are…

Bottle Basics

Man, oh, man!  The youngest of my sisters (Emma) just got home and she has been wrapping up a storm.  She hasn’t put labels on ALL of the gifts under the tree, yet, but I am almost certain that they are mostly for me.  I have been a very…