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Winemaker Interview: Christiana McDougal of Black Birch Winery

2 months ago threadsandvino 15
In this week’s Winemaker Interview Christiana McDougal talks about how wine is constantly inspiring her to test out different winemaking regions, styles, and varieties. Christiana is a winemaker who has experienced an interesting portfolio of winemaking regions – including Bordeaux, Washington State, California, and Massachusetts. Check out how her diverse learning experiences have influenced her Read More

Winemaker Interview: Grettchen van der Merwe of South Africa

8 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?

8 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?

9 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