Winemaker Interview with Manuela Astaburuaga of Correa Ablano, Chile

9 months 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

Anyone up for a trip to Chile?

10 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

Chilean Siesta w/ Apaltagua Granate Demi-Sec Sparkling Rosé

1 year 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

The Reds have arrived! (well most of them..)

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
The Reds have arrived! (well most of them..) Below are the Brix numbers from the Red Grapes that have arrived so far from Chile. We received Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere. It looks like it’s going to be a great vintage! Malbec: 23.5 Merlot: 23.0 Syrah: 23.0 Cabernet Sauvignon: 24.0 Carmenere: 26.0 We Read More

Chilean Wine Grapes & Yeast Selections

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
So the grapes are almost here and I’m working on my fermentation plan. Depending on which grapes I end up with, will influence which yeast I choose. What do you think about my thoughts so far? Cabernet Sauvignon: BM45, BM4X4, D80, RC212, D254 Cabernet Franc: BM45, RP15, D254, D80, BDX Carmenere: BDX, D254, RP15 Malbec: Read More