A Couple of Days in the Life of an Urban Winemaker

A Couple of Days in the Life of an Urban Winemaker

I recently started something at the winery that I call "Wine School." It's basically a monthly tasting class for our customers that's designed to be an educational exploration of wines. The first class, titled "How to drink like a winemaker" hoped to answer a question I get a lot in the tasting room...

What are you looking for when you taste wine?

In my view, as a winemaker, it's my job to make the best possible wine from any given fruit. And there are so many variables, that I don't think I could go through them in a class setting, or a blog for that matter. But this is what I told the class.

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Ask the Winemaker - What are you looking for when you taste wine?

Ask the Winemaker - What are you looking for when you taste wine?

I recently started something at the winery that I call "Wine School." It's basically a monthly tasting class for our customers that's designed to be an educational exploration of wines. The first class, titled "How to drink like a winemaker" hoped to answer a question I get a lot in the tasting room...

What are you looking for when you taste wine?

In my view, as a winemaker, it's my job to make the best possible wine from any given fruit. And there are so many variables, that I don't think I could go through them in a class setting, or a blog for that matter. But this is what I told the class.

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Ask the Winemaker - What's new at the winery? White wines and black puppy edition.

Ask the Winemaker - What's new at the winery? White wines and black puppy edition.

It's been a busy few weeks around the winery as we put together and bottled the 2016 white wines and rose' with some help from our A TEAM crew. (Thanks!) We bottled about 80 cases of Semillon and 120 cases of Carte Blanche - this year it's a blend of Rousanne and Marsanne that I think we'll all enjoy. We also bottled about 35 cases of rose' - It's a light, dry rose' made from Mourvedre and Grenache. These wines will be released during the Spring Allocation, coming up in May.

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