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…

    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

    … 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…

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

    … more 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…

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

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

    …, with a rare combination when young: solid structure and silky texture. Argentine wine isn’t just bottled sunshine; it’s the liquid expression of solar energy. When I drink Malbec, I feel voluptuous and expansive—that’s probably why I’m also often wearing my buffet pants with the elasticized waistline. I like to indulge my thirst and my hunger…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Malbec- 6 readers -
  • First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    …, making it in the popular oxidized style that Nicolás calls the “sherry approach to winemaking.” Malbec got no respect in fine wine circles, the stuntman-double of brute strength but no subtlety. Its only role was to beef up the color, alcohol, and tannin in more aristocratic Cabernet blends. “I loved my father very much, so in order to please him, I started a little project on Malbec,” he recalls. Read Part 3 of Argentine Wine Comments comments …

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Chardonnay- 9 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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