How to Prep for International Merlot Day {11-7-17} *Sponsored*

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
Why Merlot? Why NOT Merlot?! Ever since the movie Sideways, Merlot has gotten a bad rep. Merlot is one of the most delicious and versatile wine varieties out there. Awesome berry flavors, super smooth with a “liquid” cashmere like quality, and pairing great with most foods. What is there not to love about Merlot? Since Read More

UPDATED: How You Can Help People Affected by the California Fires

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
As many of you have heard devastating fires are ripping through Northern California. Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, and Solano County (Suisun Valley) have all been affected. Currently friends are evacuating to safety. In this time of sadness and chaos it is difficult being so far away from friends and my west coast family. It limits us to what Read More

Harvest Prep: Jim from Walker Road Vineyards

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
I was lucky enough to catch Jim Frey, owner of Walker Road for a few minutes before his crazy busy season started. We chatted about Harvest and what his pre-harvest traditions are over at Walker Road Vineyards. How do you get ready for harvest? “We start by harvesting our Marquette grapes.” The Marquette grape is Read More

Chamard Vineyards: Harvest Prep

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
I got to catch up with  winemaker Kristen Parsons of Chamard Vineyards. She was kind enough to give us a few minutes of her time to tell us how she prepares for her crazy busy season and their quirky harvest traditions. Wine we make first: We make wine depending on which grape comes in first.  In the Read More

National Cabernet Day at Chamard Vineyards

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
National Cabernet Day is one of my all-time favorite days (August 31st, put it on your calendar for next year) 😉 Cabernet is one of my favorite wines because it is full of complexity. Exposing dark berry flavors such as black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, and black currants on the nose and palate.  Most producers will Read More