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Posted on October 17, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. Keeps the doctor away. That’s how that expression goes, right? Well, that’s how it should read, particularly if the Syrah in question is the 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Syrah. The weather here in DC turned (for a moment anyway) to chilly and the reds in the cel ...
Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go? Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills in California, though the Star Angel brand is the i ...
Posted on September 24, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR firm for the brand. I ate a lot of seafood this summer. Between Portugal and Maine my late July and early August were all about seafood. So I had seafood on the brain when I plucked the 2012 The Clambake Chardonnay from my sample roulette.
Lucky me. Rodney Strong Vineyards reached out to me several months ago to contemplate hosting a wine dinner at my house to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Klein family owning the brand. The proposal included wine, cookbooks, food, and creating a 5 course dinner to be served simultaneously with dinners happening across the country at famous restaurants and other blogger houses.
Hello Wannabe Wino Readers- Radio silence has reigned here at Wannabe Wino for the last 2 months. If you like to have spare time in your life to do things like taste wine and write a blog, I don’t recommend, in the course of 2 months, selling a house, moving twice, traveling to CA, CT, Portugal, Spain, and ME, speaking at 2 conferences, buying and closing on a new house, and moving into it.
7 major cork producing areas Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Northern Africa 2.2 million hectacres of cork First cork harvest is at 30 to 40 years and cannot be used for wine corks. Then the tree can be harvest every 9-12 years Roughly 18 million bottles of still wine are produced per year. Cork has 63% of the market. Spirit market doesn’t use cork very much Between TCA ...