Archive for the Tag 'Grape'

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Tasting Sicily with Allesandro

Image borrowed from the Wines of Sicily Website. I highly recommend that you visit this site for more information and beautiful images of the island. Many write about Sicily having a mosaic of flavors. In a booklet that the Wines of Sicilia DOC has distributed. It begins: If to travel through Sicily means to dive […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Cusumano Shamaris Grillo, Sicilia DOC

Cusumano Cantina I recently received a sample of the 2015 Cusumano Shamaris Grillo, Sicilia DOC. There are a lot of things about this wine that are unique to me. I’ve only had two other Sicilian wines, and that was on March 27 of this year (2016). They, too, were a Wine of the Week. Both […]

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From the Chill to the Thrill ~ 2015 Senda\Verde Godello Bierzo

This is how it works for me, today… Wine Century Club #167 Senda\Verde 2015 Godello, Bierzo, (082016). La Senda Bodegas y Viñedos España Samples arrive from all over the world, and I’m thrilled. My scope of wine is expanding exponentially steeper daily about the world of wine, every time my door bell rings and a […]

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Wine Century Club Expands Your Mind and Your Palate with Senda Wines’ Treixadura

This is how it works for me, today… Wine Century Club #166 Treixadura (081716) – Senda\Verde 2015 Ribeiro La Senda Bodegas y Viñedos Spain Samples arrive from all over the world, and I’m thrilled. My scope of wine is expanding exponentially steeper daily about the world of wine, every time my door bell rings and […]

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Robert Biale Vineyards ~ Perpetuating and Saving Zinfandel

This is Day 4 (and the final day this week) of a series for Robert Biale Vineyards commemorating 25 years of their dedication to preserving historic vineyards. It’s not just about growing wine grapes for the Biale team. It about history, people, wine grapes, terroir, and the best use for all of it. On Tuesday, […]

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VIT 101 ~ 10 ~ Sour Grapes

WARNING: If you’re in the wine business, this is only VIT 101. This blog story has been created for people just learning about vineyards. Please judge accordingly. VIT 101 ~ Sour Grapes It all began with updating the cluster photograph for the VIT 101 story. This one right here. When I looked at it the […]

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Around the Wine World in Eight Days – Turkey

Today is the first day of Around the Wine World in Eight Days. It seems fitting that we start where wine grape growing and winemaking all began, in the cradle of humanity ~ Turkey. It’s intriguing that where it began has very little exposure in the world. The focus for winemaking seems to have deep […]

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VIT 101 ~ 8 ~ COOLING TRENDS

VIT 101: With a cooling trend after a warm spell (like we’re having right now in Russian River Valley), vineyard activity slows. So, if the season came early (as it did), and grape farmers might have thought that perhaps they’d have an early harvest, things just slowed back down a bit. This is how each […]

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Seeing a value come to fruition ~ Suisun Valley

One of my greatest gifts in the wine business was to have the Suisun Valley Vintners and Grape Growers Association come to my doorstep, in September of 2003. We were told that the group had some government funds for the next seven years, and they wanted help to get Suisun onto the wine maps. Finding […]

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Wine Grape Varietal Leaves

Wine Grape Varietal Leaves can all be found in resource books, but I wanted my own images. There are many wineries where I’ve worked, prior to becoming a consultant. At each one I learned a different segment of the wine business. While at Kendall-Jackson, I took advantage of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Demonstration Vineyard; which […]