Basics of Wine Storage

Man Checks His Wine Storage

You don’t need a castle with a vast cellar to benefit from some basic wine storage knowledge. Anyone with a nice bottle of wine can benefit from learning how to store wine. This beginner’s guide to wine storage from Columbia Distributing provides some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your wine through proper storage.

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Giving the Gift of Wine This Holiday Season

Celebrating The Season With Wine Gifts

With the holiday season fast approaching, you might be concerned you’re falling behind on your gift buying for the year. Maybe you have a list of people who are hard to shop for, or maybe you want to be more intentional with your gift-giving this year. Here at Columbia Distributing, we love our wines, so it’ll be no surprise that we have a few wine gift tips to help you find the vintages that are sure to please your family and friends during the holiday season.

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Healthy Snacks to Pair With Your Wine Party

Healthy Snacks With Wine

Wine and cheese nights have been adapting over the years. With an interest in health-conscious eating on the rise, people want to indulge mindfully when they savor a glass of their favorite vintage. Your next wine party could be the perfect opportunity to try some healthier snack options for your guests. A surprising number of health foods pair beautifully with red and white wines, and your guests will love feeling good about their food choices. Columbia Distributing wants to help you find the perfect array of healthy wine snacks so that your next party will be the talk of the neighborhood. Continue reading…


Brighten the Night with Sparkling Wine

Celebration with Sparkling Wine

There are events in our lives that call for the delightful cheer of bubbles. It doesn’t matter if you’re serving 100 people or your own family; sparkling wine brings joy and togetherness with some tiny bubbles and a lot of great taste. It can be tough to pick the perfect sparkling wine but fortunately, Columbia Distributing is here to break down the basics so that you can choose the best bubbly for your next gathering. Continue reading…


Something Tastes Funny

Woman Tastes a Glass of Wine

In an ideal world, every wine would be fermented to absolute perfection and you would never have to worry about uncorking a musty or feral bottle right before a dinner party. While reality might not be that simple, the good news is that there are some easy tricks for identifying flaws in wine. Columbia Distributing breaks down some simple strategies to help you recognize wine faults so that you can expertly choose the best bottles in time for your next big event. Continue reading…


A Brief History of American Winemaking

Aged Barrels Of Wine

Winemaking has become immensely popular as both a business venture and a hobby in just the last 40 years, but the history of winemaking in the United States dates back to the first settlers of America. In fact, winemaking has a presence in almost every important period of American history. See why winemaking is an all-American pastime in this brief profile provided by Columbia Distributing. Continue reading…


Take a Winery Tour of Oregon

Women Drinking Wine And Laughing

Spanning 150 miles, Oregon wine country is home to over 500 wineries. The trail follows the Willamette Valley, where the mild maritime climate provides ideal conditions for growing the revered Pinot noir grape, as well as Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Melon, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon blanc and other varieties. Continue reading…


Using Up Spare Wine in Cooking

Friends Cooking Together.You don’t have to be a professional chef to experience success cooking with wine. Using up the last of a bottle in your cooking is a great way to enhance the flavors in your dish and impress your guests. Learn more about foods that are improved with wine and some of our favorite types of wine for cooking at Columbia Distributing. Continue reading…


Breaking Down Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Pouring Into Glass.When looking for a red wine with broad appeal for experienced and novice drinkers alike, you can’t go wrong with Cabernet Sauvignon. Its rich, full-bodied flavor and numerous variations have made it a beloved choice around the world. Continue reading…


Spotlight on Riesling

Two Glasses Of Riesling In VineyardSince its first mentions in the 15th century, Riesling has become one of the most respected and coveted white wine varieties in the wine collecting community. With its bold aromas and versatile pairing options, Riesling is an ideal wine to have on hand to serve your guests or customers. Continue reading…