Winemaking

    Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

    More than Wines of South America being an important body of work, it’s about the author for me. Please don’t misunderstand me ...

    20 readers - By Wine Blog

    The Reality of Winemaking: Who Can Make the Best Bottle of Wine?

    I loves me some wine, loves me some helping people understand more about wine, and loves me some television (and yeah, even some reality programming); but when I first heard about Best Bottle—a potential winemaking reality show—I was a bit skeptical.

    11 readers - By CorkEnvy

      My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 11 readers - Dan McLaughlin at Robert Clay Vineyards My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards It was in the dead of winter when I met Dan McLaughlin for the first time at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Texas. I had seen a Facebook posting or two from his Robert Clay Vineyards, but not much more.

      Perissos Vineyards and Winery: Harvest Visit

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 11 readers - Perissos Vineyards and Winery: Harvest Visit It was back in 2010 when I first trekked out to Perissos Vineyards (in the Texas hill country near Burnet, TX) to visit Seth Martin, then a new face on the Texas hill country wine trail, not knowing much more than he worked with Roussanne.

      The Insider’s Guide to East Bay Wine Country (VIDEO)

      Wine Oh TV - - 11 readers - Oakland & Urban Wine Country The New York Times recently dubbed Oakland “Brooklyn by the Bay” and San Francisco Magazine gave the East Bay city its very own issue The Oakland Issue. The hot press is putting the East Bay on the map, but ask any local and they will tell you the East Bay has always been the place to be, long before its new found popularity.

      Starting A Family Winery – Living the Wine Stained Dream

      Bacchus and Beery - - 10 readers - Have you ever dreamed of starting a family winery? Follow us as we embark on our wine-stained adventure. When dreaming big dreams, have you wondered if the reality of living the dream would live up to the expectations of the dreamer. I am about to find out and it is a little scary. My father loved small WWII vintage aircraft.

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      Basic Merlot with Marisa Taylor of Rutherford Hill

      … in Vintage: Napa Valley 2012, a six-part documentary on winemaking. We met her again at the Wine Bloggers Conference in July, where she led a tasting on Napa merlots with P.J. Alviso, Director of Estate Viticulture for Duckhorn Vineyards. It was one of those rare tastings that gives conspicuous consumption a good name. Taylor does not make cheap…

      3 readers - By oddballgrape.com

      Crowdsourcing Winemaking: Is it Possible?

      … to check out the La Crema Winery Virtual Vintner website. Either one of these winemaking crowdsourcing ideas sounds like a lot of fun but also there will be an educational aspect to both events. It is also a creative marketing idea. Cheers! Kathy…

      2 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler LLC

      Harvest 2014, Week 3 – To Kalon I Block

      …I was walking vineyards this morning but it was a little like walking into a time machine. Instead of highly manicured, neat rows, I was trudging through a jungle-like atmosphere. The vines surrounding me are grisly and ancient with long twisting arms swirling like frozen maelstroms. The fruit is hidden beneath umbrella-like canopies, some green…

      By Nova Cadamatre

      New at CCWP: The Business of Wine

      … with hazelnut risotto and pan seared duck breast with grilled fennel and braised beets. The first and second courses each included three wines, and the others at least one. Besides, seated at my table were local winemaking legends Bob Lindquist, Jim Clendenen, James Ontiveros, Joshua Clapper and Trey Fletcher, making the evening one for the books…

      1 readers - By Central Coast Wine Press

      The LCBO and WineAlign go local

      … Grange of Prince Edward Trumpour’s Mill Gamay Noir 2012, Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012, Norman Hardie Unfiltered Niagara Pinot Noir 2011, Stoney Ridge Estate Excellence Pinot Gris 2010 If you ask  Heather MacGregor or Lisa Murray, the two responsible for leading the LCBO’s media relations and communications department, they will tell…

      By Godello

      Starting A Family Winery – Living the Wine Stained Dream

      … lesson on the art, science and agriculture of winemaking. I was hooked. Still today in my office hangs a photo of a smiling Charlie Wagner in his paid shirt and me in my tweed jacket and soiled loafers, after enjoying Caymus Cabernet around the Wagner family dining room in their small farm house that now serves as winery offices. We left Napa…

      10 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

      Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

      … More than Wines of South America being an important body of work, it’s about the author for me. Please don’t misunderstand me. This latest book by Evan Goldstein is just brilliant, but that’s what I’ve come to expect from him; and, that’s why he’s even more important to me than the books he’s producing… Evan […] The post Wines of South America…

      20 readers - By Wine Blog

      Week 2- How to Decide When to Pick Pinot Noir

      …Up until late last week Brix were climbing rapidly. Then in the middle of the week we had some showers come through which has slowed the progression. We’ve now had foggy mornings and cool nights returning, finally! While at the beginning of last week it seemed certain that Pinot Noir would come in late…

      1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      When cheap wine tastes cheap

      … much of it is astringent. So the winemaker takes the tannins out, and you get a flabby, boring wine. • Fake oak. Again, this is not a style preference, but a winemaking decision, sometimes used to cover up poor quality grapes. If your chardonnay smells like Adams Best vanilla, then the oak is there because something else isn’t. Also, be wary of red…

      2 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      The Reality of Winemaking: Who Can Make the Best Bottle of Wine?

      … I loves me some wine, loves me some helping people understand more about wine, and loves me some television (and yeah, even some reality programming); but when I first heard about Best Bottle—a potential winemaking reality show—I was a bit skeptical. Aside from enjoying a glass or two of wine while watching my favorite guilty pleasure programming…

      11 readers - By CorkEnvy

      My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards

      … Dan McLaughlin at Robert Clay Vineyards My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards It was in the dead of winter when I met Dan McLaughlin for the first time at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Texas. I had seen a Facebook posting or two from his Robert Clay Vineyards, but not much more. That evening was spent mainly watching Texas…

      11 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      The Insider’s Guide to East Bay Wine Country (VIDEO)

      … winemaking tradition that dates back to the 19th century, during the California Gold Rush of 1848. Hard to believe there are over 20 vintners in the East Bay who have turned their home into what is now known as Urban Wine Country. Just minutes from the heart of San Francisco, you will find family-owned wineries in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda…

      11 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      A moving expereince… and I mean a *real* moving for Carica Wines

      … Moves can be so disruptive, but in the end, they’re always for a better life experience… And so it’s always fun for me to keep an eye on who’s doing what. I first became aware of Carica Wines, at the first Wine Blogger’s Conference held in Sonoma County. Carica hosted a picnic in their vineyards, […] The post A moving expereince… and I mean…

      7 readers - By Wine Blog