Rainy days pair well with red wine. This merlot from Nagging Doubt was a perfect match for yesterday’s vibe and beef tenderloin from the bbq. Grapes sourced from naramata and aged for 19 months in barrel, this was dark fruit and tannin and yumminess all rolled together. #okanaganwine#bcwine#merlot
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Special moments occur when you let them happen and don’t force it. Hope Wines are perfect for all types of occasions. You can just as easily drink a bottle by the fire or at a sit down steak dinner. •
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THROUGH DECEMBER 14
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Visiting my amazing 91 years young mother in law this week, went to a new Italian restaurant in town. Ordered a 2014 Banfi Centine Toscana, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot. This lovely wine is a deep ruby red color, on the nose is a great blend of dark berries and flowers. Flavors of black cherries, blueberries and plum with a subtle hint of spice. We all had pasta dishes with a traditional red sauce and the wine complimented each dish. In the restaurant it was $30, I found it online for $9.99. I would definitely purchase this again to go with my spaghetti bolognese. Mangia! #ilovewine#italianwine#winelover#wineandpasta#supertuscan
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Finally had the chance to look through some pictures of @sgalvezuribe birthday weekend in Fredericksburg🍷 🎂 Hope you had the most amazing 30th birthday sis! I’m pretty sure we celebrated it for an entire month 🤣 I pray this year brings you so much love, happiness, and continued success 🙏🏽✨ love youuu💕
P.S. Fredericksburg is a MUST ! For all my wine lovers 🍷 GO!!!!
NIGHT 3 of 3 in LA: Whew! Thanks to this badass & lovely birthday BFF for making me the entertainment for her intimate holiday gathering! Small group of smart people willing to get a little nerdy with me 🤓 Highlight: Pago de Los Capellanes Ribera del Duero Joven Roble 2016 📸 @swooods .
@thecasualsomm venture into the my hometown of LA was a great success! Mission complete ✅ Grateful to those who made it possible and looking forward to planning some events with some new LA clients. If you’re in the LA area and interested in a customizable Sommelier-led tasting for your friends or company, hit me up! email@example.com
Woot, the holiday party season is in full swing! ✨👯🎉🥂✨
Ok, ROLL CALL! HOLLER IF YOU ARE:
✔️ Going to a party in the next few weeks ✔️ Thinking of bringing the host a bottle of wine ✔️ HAVE NO CLUE what's appropriate to bring, and as for how much to spend, you are TOTALLY lost 😳
✔️ Don't know how to set yourself apart from the 27 other people that will also bring wine...🍷
Friends, I have all the answers! These are my most frequently asked Q's this time of year, so trust me--- these tips are essential. Check the 🔗 in my bio! ✨✨✨
. (📸: partying with @rotariusa @trentodoc 🥂🍾)
This is our last bottle of this great buy from @lastbottlewines. I served chicken wings and tater tots (#dontjudge ) and hubby paired this #chablis . Nice choice! Apple pie, citrus rind, just good stuff. 🥂🥂
Crazy to me to believe I'm this happy, absolutely loving life girl that I've always wanted to be 💜
2018 may have started out rocky, the middle was a freaking hurricane but 2019 is starting off incredible and is going to crush harder than I ever dreamed it could. Can't wait to see my life evolve into everything I only ever dreamed it to be - actually I've never even dreamed this big but I know I can accomplish it ✌🏻
Honestly I love who I've been but now I REALLY love (like seriously freaking love) who I'm becoming 💜
STORING WINE SAFELY
Ever purchased some bottles of wine that you were not planning on drinking right away? In reality 95% of the purchased wines are consumed within days of purchase. However, if you are planning on storing them for more than a few months, then good storage conditions will help make sure you get the best out of your wine.
Light and Temperature Fluctuation
When storing wine it is important to keep it out of the direct sun light, heat will age the wine faster, and if the temperature gets too high, your wine might get “cooked,” resulting in “flat” or “dull” tasting wine. Wines in clear glass bottles are even more sensitive to light and will spoil quicker compared to the wines in dark glass bottles.
But don’t keep your wine too cool. Temperature of -4°C and below will freeze your wine; the liquid might expand enough to push out the cork or even crack the glass.
Humidity and Storage Angle
An ideal humidity for storing wine is somewhere between 50 and 80 percent. If the air is too dry the cork will dry out, which in turn will let the air into the bottle and ruin the wine. Too much humidity however, will not pose any threats to the wine, but can damage the label.
Wines in bottles closed with natural cork will benefit from storage on their sides, especially during long-term storage. This way the liquid will be up against the cork and should keep the cork from drying out.
Where to Keep the Bottles?
Your best bet is to find a safe place where the temperature doesn’t fluctuate too much and too often. Avoid storing them in your kitchen and areas close to your heating unit or in a direct path of the light coming from the window. This way you will make sure that your wines are aging slowly and properly and when you are ready to open that nice bottle of wine you are not left disappointed.
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Rick from @rickbolzani grills Front Rib 🔥🐄 a fire floor inside the grill for 3 hours on indirect fire using charcoal and firewood••••using the fat to fry some potato blades with Rosemary 🌿🥔🔥
When making wine, wood is used to provide aromas and flavors to the wine. It is the same reason you use it in BBQ. In order for the wine to be enjoyable, it needs to be balanced. If it has too much oak, then you will not taste the fruit. Too little oak and it becomes all fruit juice and no complexity.
My Dad has enjoyed Dennis Groth’s wine from his first release before Groth Winery was even built. He has been a loyal fan of Groth wines for decades and would have Dennis sign his bottles, “To Troth From Groth!!!” To make a great wine for so long, you must keep the OAK balanced. For the RESERVE, Groth first wine racks it barrel to barrel, aging it for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Then it’s bottled and aged another year before being released. •
2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Score - Wine Spectator- 93
"Aromas of dark berry, fresh-cut herbs, cedary oak and gravelly earth are tight and well-centered. Still raw and edgy, but nothing a year or two won't resolve. Patience required. Best from 2020 through 2033." •
Score - Wine Enthusiast- 94
"Muted at first, this reserve wine shows a deft hand. A red currant tone is met by a mild grip of tannins and a soft mid-palate that is lightly rich in coconut shavings and mocha. Supple and balanced in richness, it offers classic flavors of cassis and cherry wrapped in supportive oak."
About Groth - @grothvineyardsandwinery •
This is the tenth vintage from Groth's historic Reserve vineyard after a replanting of the vineyards took it out of production for five vintages. The rootstock, clones, trellising system and vine row orientation have proven to be the perfect combination of variables for the Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Location is the paramount factor providing the perfect blend of diurnal temperatures, rainfall amounts and unique soil profiles for growing superb Cabernet.
Another fantastic addition to our Coravin list.
The delicious 2015 Serre Pinot Noir from @bannockburnvineyards is one of the first wines made by winemaker Matt Holmes and it's a beauty!
Let us introduce you to Dylan Lee, winemaker @birdinhandwine.
His passion for wine took him from Western Australia, to Adelaide for an Oenology degree, and then abroad for vintages in Northern Rhone (France) and Niagara Peninsula (Canada). But, struggling to find winery work, the lad almost gave it away in 2010 before landing a cellar hand role at Bird in Hand, and then working his way up... Q. Where are you at on your wine journey?
A. I am the Senior Winemaker at Bird in Hand winery in the Adelaide Hills and am very fortunate to have been given some wonderful opportunities since I started here as a cellar hand in 2010, under the tutelage of a Master of Wine in Kym Milne.
Q. What got you into wine?
A. A chance field trip to a Porongurups vineyard for a high school geography class lit the fuse. But it was moving to Adelaide to study, being immersed in a culture of wine and wine drinking that gave me a curiosity in wine I doubt will ever be diminished.
Q. Which of your wines best defines what you’re about?
Our Syrah. It’s the first wine I had creative input in and I love the techniques in this style – for example the use of whole bunches, foot stomping, wild yeast and large format oak. Its aromatically driven, pretty and an elegant style but above all, it’s a nice wine to just drink.
Q. What’s the one thing in your wine world that you can’t live without?
A. Probably just a decent, good quality wine glass. I love a good, solid at times overzealous swirl and can’t stand those narrow, small glasses filled three quarters full that you can’t get any inertia behind.