Dinner, Wine and a Comic Movie.

My weekends usually are on Mondays. Working in this industry you have to be on duty when others are having fun and I kinda  like it. I am off  while everyone is working and I love my peace. Fortunately, do not have to experience the crazy weekends. Is not that I am old, no at all, just too…

Grand Cru Class Cos D’Estournel Saint Estephe 1996

Grilled bell pepper flavor, wet leather and earthy minerality. Spicy in front but velvety in the finish. Dark red color. High tannin. Still young even that is a 1996. Probably can go for another decade  MWCH Glasses 

What Do American Wine Consumers Want?

Winemaking and grapegrowing are passions, but they’re also businesses. Every winemaker wants to know what consumers are looking for in a bottle. To try to answer that question, Sonoma State University and the Wine Business Institute conducted their second-annual survey of American wine-consumer preferences, releasing the results this week. They found that when it comes…

2010 Westerly Fletcher’s Red

AVA: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara COMPOSITION: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc WINEMAKING NOTES: After hand sorting and destemming, each variety was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in small stainless steel tanks. Punch downs occurred twice daily. After primary fermentation was complete, the tanks were drained and pressed into 100% French oak barrels,…

4 Reds wines to study on.

If you are a newbie on wine consuming and you do not want to fill stupid while you are trying to impress your date when you are ordering wine, this are 4 great red wines to study on and learn your path to become a wine geek or snob ( usually ). When you read a…

Badiola Igt 2010 – Mazzei

Our “entry level” wine, It is the final result of the selection of its two “big brothers”, Castello Fonterutoli and Fonterutoli. Appellation: Toscana IGT Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli – Commune of Castellina in Chianti (SI) Grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot Alcohol: 13,23% vol. Total acidity: 5,30‰ Vineyards location: 5 different vineyard sites, altitude: 220 –…