Winemakers

    How to Import Wine, Craft Beer, Spirits into Ontario

    …Industry veteran Steven Trenholme will guide you through the intricate process of importing & selling beverage alcohol in Ontario & Quebec. The morning will be focused on understanding the dynamics of the industry and have the know-how to organize private imports for your personal consumption. With this ‘taste’ of what is involved…

    5 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Chateau Chantal Deutschland Expedition

    …Podcast: Play in new window | Download Chateau Chantal Deutschland Expedition – Mark Johnson and Brian Hosmer, Winemakers Interview: August 22, 2014 Length: 05:56 Interviewer: Kim Brittingham I learned that this was started because Mark Johnson and their Director of Hospitality Brian Lillie set out on a quest for the perfect Riesling pairing…

    3 readers - By Uncorked Monthly

    Winery Visit Roundup

    … palates. Candace, our tasting associate, skillfully guided us through our tasting of wines. It was a rainy yet warm day, and our summer taste buds preferred the 2012 Battlefield Green, a white wine done in the Vinho Verde style. This is a blend of Albarino and Vidal Blanc grapes and presented notes of green apple, citrus, and freshly cut grass…

    7 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

    Naked Wines Advertising

    … motivating factors than hopefully making a few bucks to justify my food writing to myself. And the biggest of those factors is the Angel program. As part of the crowdfunding movement, the Naked Wines Angel program enables a small group of winemakers to fund their passion projects more easily. Angels pledge $40/month to the program, and the winemakers…

    3 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Argentina’s Wine Visionary Sees the Future Rooted in the Past

    …Continued from Part 4 of Argentine Wine The 1982 Falklands War with Britain also didn’t help the economy or exports. Then there was hyper-inflation that exceeded 3,000 percent a month, which discouraged foreign investment. Vintners made up for the lost revenue by producing high volumes of poor-quality wines that smelled like bananas rotting…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Argentina – Part 4

    …Continued from Part 3 of Argentine Wine The Catena Alta Malbec Cabernet we’re drinking smolders in the glass. Its sultry edge is more enticing than the sweet, soupy international style of many brand name grapes. Nicolás believes that drinkers are shifting away from the herbal flavors of Cabernet and turning more toward wines like Malbec (and Syrah…

    4 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    … down all those clones to the five best, a process he says that married his bookish and business interests. “As a theoretical economist, I’m trained to develop a hypothesis and then to use a methodical approach to prove or disprove it,” he explains, taking off his glasses and rubbing his eyes. He was aided in this quest by a friend, Bordeaux winemaker…

    6 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    … technology as well as stainless-steel tanks and French oak barrels. He also convinced Paul Hobbs, a respected Sonoma winemaker, to work with him during the harvest. Since Argentina lies south of the equator, the grapes are picked from January to April, conveniently off-season for Hobbs. Nicolás planted Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, believing…

    9 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Nicolas Catena: Argentina’s Wine Laureate

    … flip-flops. I recall thinking how what a coup it would be to interview Argentina’s most brilliant and insightful winemaker. Now I’m wondering how I can carry on a conversation with a man whose IQ is in a range that I’ll never see, except maybe on the bathroom scale. I’m not prepared to defend any thesis to this professor. A few minutes later…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Old Favorites and an Old Friend

    …. Old House Vineyards: It was here that we met an old friend, Andy Reagan. Andy is now the winemaker at Old House, and we got to catch up with Andy while we were in the tasting room. Andy seemed eager to take the helm as winemaker at Old House, and we know that the vintages crafted by Andy will be as superb as his wines at Jefferson Vineyards. We…

    6 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

    Behind the Wine Label - Part 2

    …Personality can be defined as the evident traits in one’s character as it impresses another. To say that every wine embodies its own personality would not be a bold enough statement. How each winemaker influences their wine’s personality is reminiscent of parent’s influence on some of the personality traits of their child. Each wine may start from…

    2 readers - By Sip With Me!

    Walk in the Clouds: Winemaking in the Movies

    … Icon, Blue Mountain Brut Sparkling Luckett Vineyards Phone Box Red Stay tuned for more nominations this week. Now let’s travel back to 1995. Although not written as a comedy, the movie A Walk In The Clouds offered many laughs for wine lovers and winemakers alike. Keenu Reeves, a travelling salesman, meets Aitana, the beautiful daughter…

    3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Ketcham Estate

    … employee. Mark admits that although he knows much about wine, he would never attempt to make wine. That, he leaves up the specialist. It is rather curious that Mark has had three or four winemakers since the first vintage of 2002. He began with winemaker Mike Browne of Kosta-Browne fame, and we got the vague notion that Mark must be quite…

    2 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    The Sparkling Master

    … vintage sparkling from Claude? Remember, 2010 was very hot and dry. While those conditions are preferred for age-worthy red wines, they are not welcomed for sparkling wines. So which recent year produced a vintage harvest? 2011—while the year ended up being too wet for most Virginia winemakers, the 2011 growing season up until Hurricane Irene…

    By Virginia Wine Time