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Dive into your glass or venture off with a new bottle—let knowledge be your guide to the best of the Golden State.

Please read through these frequently asked questions, if we’ve left any stone unturned we invite you to reach out to our team of wine experts, we're happy to help! 

 

Can I Place an Order Over the Phone?

Absolutely, we are happy to assist you directly over the phone. Please call us at (707) 670-0063


Do I Have to Create an Account to Checkout?

No, you do not need to create an account in order to complete an order. However, creating an account will allow you faster check out in the future and will be able to sign up for our newsletter and e-mails for future offers.


How Much Does Shipping Cost?

We are happy to offer $10 flat rate shipping on all order of 11 bottles or less and 1 cent shipping if you order 12 or more bottles.


How Do I Make a Return/Can I Return Wine?

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with your wine order or the package was damaged in transit we gladly work with you to resolve the issue to your complete satisfaction.  Please contact us at info@poppyandquail.wine or call us at (707) 670-0063


Is PayPal Accepted?

Currently, we are not set up to take PayPal payment for orders.


How Many Glasses in a Bottle?

One standard bottle of wine (750ml) will provide enough for roughly five 5-ounce glasses. You will have to estimate how much wine you’ll need depending on how you plan on serving and with what kind of foods.


Should I Chill It?

REDS: Most reds are served at cool room temperature (65-68°) in order to enhance their bouquet, although some people prefer very slight chill in the refrigerator just prior to serving and/or in warm weather months.

WHITES: Fruity, dry whites, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer, should be served well chilled at 40-45° straight from the fridge, while more full-bodied whites, such as Chardonnay and Viognier, should be served a little warmer.


Which Wines Age Best?

SPARKLING WINES: Champagnes and sparkling wines should generally be consumed relatively soon after you purchase them, except for a very rare (and expensive) few. These are typically “vintage” Champagnes.

WHITES: The vast majority of white wines are ready to drink soon after they are released. Wines that are barrel fermented, such as most Chardonnays, can usually withstand a few years of aging as opposed to wines that are aged in stainless steel, which are not intended to be aged more than a year or two beyond vintage date.

REDS: Lighter-style reds, such as Pinot Noirs and many Zinfandels, are like whites and can be enjoyed soon after release, typically within three years of vintage date. Full-bodied reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah should be aged only if you wish to soften and mature the flavor profile. The rare and more expensive reds will mature for many years.

Never buy wines that you do not intend to drink yourself unless you are building a cellar for your heirs.


Counting Carbs or Calories?

CALORIES: Five ounces of wine (red or white) contains approximately 100 calories. CARBOHYDRATES: Carbohydrates (in grams) for a 5.0-fluid-ounce serving of: Red Wine – 3.6 Rosé Wine – 7.5 White Wine – 3.0 * Carbohydrate counts approximate


Need to Choose a Wine With Dinner?

The old rules have definitely changed. Chardonnay, with its full body and rich flavors, is ideal served with many veal and pork dishes, while lighter reds such as Pinot Noir are wonderful with salmon and tuna. Basically, if all else fails, drink what you like.


Will Open Wine Keep?

When you remove the cork or open a screw cap you expose the wine to oxidation, which begins to break down the flavor components. If you open a white or rosé wine you can recork the bottle or close the screw cap and keep it in the fridge for a few days, but expect it to slowly lose its vivacity and brightness.

With red wines you can also refrigerate (cold temperature slows down the oxidative process) but we don’t recommend it, as temperature changes can be rough on the wine. Simply recork or close the screw cap and drink the remainder of the bottle in the next day or two.


Is Quality Associated With Vintage?

There is no definite way to know the quality of a wine by its vintage date although some vintages, both in California and the rest of the world, produce superior grapes in certain years. This is principally due to climatic influences, which include the degree of heat during the growing season and the presence (or preferably absence) of rain during harvest. As a general rule, California vintages tend to be more consistent than French and Italian due to the hospitable climate of California.


Are All of Our Wines Organic?

The only wines that are made from organically grown grapes on Poppy & Quail are The Bonterra Biodynamic wines, The McNab, The Butler and The Roost.


How Often Do Our Selections Change?

We are always seeking out new wines throughout California to offer on our site and new vintages of current wines release throughout the year.  Make sure to sign up for an account and our newsletter to be kept up-to-date on our latest offerings.


 

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