Winemakers

    Keswick Vineyards

    … Keswick Vineyards is one of our favorite wineries. We try to visit them each time we travel to Charlottesville. During our last visit to Charlottesville over the Columbus day weekend, we were able to stop by Keswick to see what was new. We elected to do a tasting of the current offerings in the tasting room. As is always the case, we started…

    1 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

    Chestnut Oak in Full Bloom

    … will feature estate grown grapes crafted by Eiserman. The tasting began with a very fruity 2010 Rose that was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Manseng. At 1% residual sugar, it was a pleasing sipper. Three vintages of Petit Manseng were next on tap, and these included pours from 2009, 2011, and 2012. These were all quite distinctive growing seasons…

    5 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

    How to Import Wine, Craft Beer, Spirits into Ontario

    … in importing beverage alcohol, you will have the fundamentals to embark on a new or part-time career as an importer. In the afternoon, Steven will highlight the various marketing and distribution channels available to agents in Ontario and Quebec including how to deal with the LCBO and SAQ effectively at HQ and in retail outlets. Based in Toronto…

    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…

    3 readers - By Uncorked Monthly

    Winery Visit Roundup

    … operate this small winery that currently has four acres planted in vines. Doug Fabbioli serves as wine consultant; however, Tina Marchione is full time winemaker. We gave our nods to the 2012 vintages including the 2012 Black Walnut White made from Traminette grapes. We also enjoyed the 2012 Cabernet Franc Reserve with its notes of seed berries…

    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

    …, something in your emotional, sensing nature is revealed. This is why people often drink wine with those they are fond of.” As it happens, I am terribly fond of this Catena Zapata Malbec. It floods my senses with a wanton perfume of violets and black plums. There’s an unabashed Latin fire in the glass with a lick of French polish. “We’re still scaling…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Argentina – Part 4

    … Spain, Italy, and France. Most were farmers and they brought with them treasured vine cuttings from the old country: Spanish Tempranillo and Torrontés, Italian Barbera and Sangiovese, and French Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Malbec. However, things started to go downhill for the wine industry throughout the twentieth century, thanks to a variety…

    4 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    … Continued from Part 2 of Catena Wine That “little project” lasted fifteen years and involved planting 145 Malbec “clones”: the same grape, but from different parent vines, to see which clones would do best in different sites. (“Wine caters to obsessive personalities: it makes you worse,” Nicolás observes with a sigh.) He knew that until…

    6 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    … education, eventually earning a PhD in agricultural economics from Argentina’s University of Cuyo and then a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University. But sadly, in 1963, his mother and grandfather were killed in a car crash. Nicolás returned home to help his father run the winery, postponing a doctorate at Chicago University. “I worked…

    9 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Nicolas Catena: Argentina’s Wine Laureate

    … This morning, I’m driving to the Bodega Catena Zapata, the winery that changed my opinion of Argentine wine. I remember drinking a Catena red wine one night at a friend’s house and guessing that it was Australian Shiraz. My body hummed with contentment as I let myself down into its berry-decadence. I was pleasantly surprised to find out what…

    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!
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