Travel

Winemaker Interview: Grettchen van der Merwe of South Africa

4 months ago threadsandvino 0
This week I was lucky enough to meet Grettchen van der Merwe. Grettchen is a winemaker and viticulturist from South African who exports wine grapes to the US for home winemakers and wineries. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch to become an oenologist and has worked in the wine industry for over 10 years. Read More

Anyone up for a trip to Chile?

4 months ago threadsandvino 0
As the grapes begin to harvest we reflect back on the amazing trip that we had in Chile. Check out our Chilean itinerary below. Anyone up for a trip to Chile? Because we can’t wait to go back and visit! Day 1: Colchagua As we drove through the Colchagua Valley I couldn’t help but feel Read More

Monday Wine Fact: Love sparkling wine?

5 months ago threadsandvino 0
Love sparkling wine? Legend has it that Champagne’s inventor Dom Perignon shouted, “I’m tasting the stars!” after experiencing the drink’s carbonation. The sparkling wine featured in this picture is the @apaltagua Costero Brut. A delicious sparkling wine from Chile. 60% Chardonnay 40% Sauvignon Blanc – this wine delivers notes of crisp apples mixed with delicious Read More

Chilean Siesta w/ Apaltagua Granate Demi-Sec Sparkling Rosé

6 months ago threadsandvino 0
#TakeMeBack to this Chilean Siesta…. Full of afternoon glow, great conversations, and delicious vino💗🍷🇨🇱 This was one of my favorite afternoons in Chile. We enjoyed a bottle of Apaltagua Granate Demi-Sec Sparkling Rosé – Chardonnay infused with Pomegranate juice made in the methode champenoise style. A wine full of flavor! Notes if strawberry, pomegranate, and Read More

Bubbles for the Win – Gloria Ferrer Anniversary Vintage

8 months ago threadsandvino 0
Enjoyed the 2010 Gloria Ferrer  sparkling Anniversary vintage at the Wine Bloggers Conference last week and these bubbles are the bombdotcom!! A yeasty yet fruity vibe – could drink this all day and all night 🍾🥂#bubblesforthewin #sonomastrong Read More