Archive for the Tag 'Robert Biale'

0

Atlas Peak – 5 Solid Aspects That Make Me Really Want to Visit

[Photo Credit: Atlas Peak Appellation has used this image, with photo credit given to Stagecoach Vineyard] I’ve driven through the Atlas Peak American Viticultural Area (AVA) many times, but I haven’t ascended the Vaca Mountain range. I had one insightful visit, when invited to my friend Dr. Sondra Barrett‘s art exhibit at Black Stallion Winery. […]

0

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, […]

1

Pairing Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen with delicious wines

Pairing Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen recipes with some recently tasted wines was a great education for me. REMINDER from yesterday: Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen, published by Fair Winds and written by Joni Marie Newman, offers fresh ideas and flavor combinations for anyone, as it would for any vegan on the path […]

2

Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards talks about how great wine begins in a great vineyard

Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards has that very easy, very comfortable way about him; and he uses that accessible trait to describe meticulous details of his craft… Namely: working with vineyard owners being at the mercy of mother nature knowing as much about each vine as he possibly could; from the good of the […]

3

Guide to Holiday Wines ~ What to Give to Whom, or What to Enjoy and When ~ Happy Holidaze!

Holiday Office Party If you’re buying for the party, you don’t have to skimp on quality when buying in quantity for the office party. How about a Caposaldo Prosecco? Or… If you’re each bringing a wine, go for the bubbles, because it’s so traditional, and this one is a great value. Bubbles inspired everyone to […]

2

Winemaker Steve Hall Discusses Old Kraft Vineyard Zin and Petite Sirah’s Nuances

In our video series, winemaker Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards talks with host Jose Diaz, about Steve’s winemaking styles, the 2009 vintage and his own tasting notes. Textural nuances of Petite Sirah add aromas representative of St. Helena. He describes the style of Robert Biale, with two separate ideas of producing his wines. He […]

0

The Relationship Between a Winemaker and a Vineyard Grower: The Vineyard Gets the Last Laugh, “Steve Hall”

[Off the record: Steve Hall reminds me of a “Fred Rogers” kind of winemaker, and I mean that in the kindest and gentlest of ways.] Steve has that very easy, very comfortable way about him; and he uses that accessible trait to describe meticulous details of his craft… Namely: working with vineyard owners being at […]

0

Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium to Have Live Broadcast

The Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium is again sold out. If, however, you didn’t sign up, but would like to be there via a live broadcast, it will be available via Ustream at www.ustream.tv/channel/psiloveyou; and, it will also be available on the PS l Love You site at www.psiloveyou.org/live/. [Photo: Jim Concannon] We will be […]

5

All This For Only $60?

Sorry this is so self serving, but I have to plug my non-profit. It can’t survive without the support of the wine industry or consumers. This is our one annual consumer event for PSILY, which keeps PSILY alive and marketing. Thanks to our sponsor support: National Pork Board (Oh, yeah, there will be a good amount […]

10

Napa Valley Wine Icon Aldo Biale Passes Away

Born: October 24, 1929 It’s with great sadness that I’ve just learned that Aldo Biale has just passed away ~ Saturday, December 12, 2009 ~ in his home after a short illness. My friend and passionate Petite Sirah producer, Aldo has been at every Petite Sirah event, since I started working with the variety in […]