Winemakers

  • 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…

    Virginia Wine Timein Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 5 readers -
  • 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…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 5 readers -
  • 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…

    Uncorked Monthlyin Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Winery Visit Roundup

    … grass. Paul enjoyed the light-bodied 2013 Merlot with its bright cherry nose and elements of dried herbs and sweet tobacco. I found the cherry wine to be the most intriguing. This dessert wine was made with morello cherries; it was aged in stainless steel berries. In the tasting room, this tasty treat is served inside of a chocolate cup! Decadent indeed! I made certain to purchase a bottle to serve with a favorite chocolate dessert. …

    Virginia Wine Timein Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • Naked Wines Advertising

    … expensive wines accessible to normal people. We don’t do that by strong-arming our suppliers, like some of the big supermarkets. We do it by funding independent winemakers to set up their own business – and we get preferential prices in return.” And those winemakers? Ever heard of Randall Grahm? Ken Dais? Daryl Groom? These stars and many more provide…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 3 readers -
  • 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…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 4 readers -
  • Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    …, Bordeaux winemaker Jacques Lurton, who also has wineries in both Chile and Argentina. Lurton convinced Nicolás to plant at higher altitudes, which further improved the grape quality. (“Jacques has a genius for climate.”) In gratitude, Nicolás had a thousand pounds of prime Argentina grass-fed beef delivered to Lurton in Bordeaux. Like many artists…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Malbec- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Old Favorites and an Old Friend

    … As summer begins to give way to fall, we conclude our roundup of winery visits to the Monticello area. Here we summarize our visits to two favorites and a meeting with an old friend. Read on to find out more! Blenheim Vineyards: We always look forward to a tasting here. We enjoyed all of the wines that we tasted, but we must select favorites…

    Virginia Wine Time- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    Sip With Me!in Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Walk in the Clouds: Winemaking in the Movies

    … Rock Red 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…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 3 readers -
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