Wine

Winemaker Interview with Manuela Astaburuaga of Correa Ablano, Chile

4 days ago threadsandvino 0
Winemaker Spotlight Interview with Manuela Astaburuaga I want to give a big Thank you to Manuela Astaburuaga for taking the time out of her busy wine schedule for this winemaker interview.  One of the best things she ever told me was “I really don’t pay attention to the winemakers. I love to taste different wines from Read More

Why I’m making South African Shiraz this year

1 week ago threadsandvino 0
South African Shiraz is an under rated wine in the US. It is deep ruby in color with vibrant red fruit, baking spice notes, rounding out with notes of anise and black pepper. It is a complex wine with many layers of flavor. Unfortunately, there are not many distributed in the United States, so it’s Read More

Winemaker Bootcamp has started!

2 weeks ago threadsandvino 0
Winemaker Bootcamp has started at Musto Wine Grape Company today! Making some South African Pinotage. Working with two different yeasts, BDX and D80. Going to be an interesting wine! These grapes are from the Breede River Valley and should display notes of cedar-toned plums, dark berries, backed by a smooth textured tannin structure when its Read More

Winemaker Interview: Grettchen van der Merwe of South Africa

3 weeks 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

When you get the cover story for Winemaker Magazine….

3 weeks ago threadsandvino 0
When you get the cover story for Winemaker Magazine and you see it in Barnes & Noble #pinchmeimdreaming 💕✨🦋🍷🥂🎉 Winemaker Magazine is a bible for our industry. I feel so honored to have been able to contribute to the magazine that has taught me so much. You can pick up the Magazine from their website Read More

Anyone up for a trip to Chile?

4 weeks 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