“Buon ferragosto a tutti! Happy ferragosto, everyone! Above: "37 Grape Varieties" by Tuscan naturalist painter Bartolomeo Bimbi (1648-1729). The painting was commissioned by Cosimo III de’ Medici.”
Via Tracy Cervellone CWE
Grapes begin to ripen on CJS Vineyards Auburn Citizen We are about finished spraying for mildew in the vineyards, as we don't want to apply sulfur for several weeks before harvest, as the residual sulfur can cause problems in winemaking.
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., the world’s second-largest traded wine maker, may increase sales this year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, helped by its Wolf Blass and Lindeman’s brands, according to an executive.
What's in your bottle? New Zealand Herald Most mainstream winemaking today, however, adds a host of other products, from acids and sugar to tannins and yeasts, while more eclectic products such as gum arabic and gypsum are permitted.
Some call them garagistes, boutique producers, even rebels bucking the system. These are international winemakers crafting handmade wines on very small scale — sometimes just hundreds of cases, to just under 4500 cases, versus the millions of cases pumped out by the big industrial wineries of the world. They’re producing beautiful, lovely, interesting bottles. Most of these wines would never even make it out of the home country, let alone the local region. They’re the wines you might discover on travels in Italy or France, wines the locals drink. Otherwise, you’d never know they existed.
Until now. Indie Wineries is an up an coming wine importer, bringing unique, artisanal wines to the United States market. You know how you go to a party or event and your wine loving friend pulls you aside and says, hey I’ve got this special bottle stashed away I want you to try? It’s always fantastic and better than what everyone else is drinking. Think of Indie Wineries as that friend.[...]
The 2010 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi “le Oche” is pretty amazing, rich and luscious (and easier on the wallet at $22).
This method contains the fundamental parts of how to taste red wine. In essence, there are about 4 things to do when you actively taste wine. You can apply this method You can apply this method to anything you eat or drink and you’ll find that it makes you incredibly more aware of what’s in your food. So, let’s get started! Click on the Photo
Via Mariano Pallottini
Salt Lake Magazine (blog) Utah ranked dead last in wine friendly states report Salt Lake Tribune Utah ranked dead last among the least wine-friendly states in the nation while California received an A-plus rating as the most consumer-friendly in a...
Here you can find Wine Spectator maps for major wine-producing areas around the world. For the United States, maps of California (including detailed maps of the Napa and Sonoma appellations), Oregon and Washington.
My Tasting Director at Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Buzzeo, who has a hard job but carries it off with aplomb, sent us reviewers a link to this article yesterday. It’s a defense of tasting notes by a Washington State guy who runs the wine department in a grocery store.