Harvest Prep: Jim from Walker Road Vineyards

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

How Winemakers Prepare for Harvest: Southern Connecticut Wine Company

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
I got to catch up with owner and winemaker Amanda Brackett of Southern Connecticut Wine Company. She owns Connecticut’s First Micro Winery located in Wallingford, CT. Make sure to stop by for a tasting of some delicious and exciting wine blends! Amanda was kind enough to give us a few minutes of her time to Read More

End of Summer Sangria Recipes

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
As summer comes to an end and the fall harvest begins I wanted to share some fun Sangria recipes for the weekend. Thank you to Maureen Macdonald for contributing some delicious recipes to my Sangria addiction.  Cheers! Pink Lemonade Sangria Makes about 1 gallon 2 750ml bottles of Pinot Grigio 1 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate Read More