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Winemaker Bootcamp has started!

12 months 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

Newest Article for WinemakerMag: Making Wine from Pinotage Grapes

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
Feeling so humbled that Winemaker Mag featured another article of mine in their magazine. Winemaker Mag has been my bible when it comes to home winemaking. Make sure to subscribe to their list for great home winemaking tips. Also, click HERE to read the full article about how make wine with Pinotage grapes! Cheers! Read More

Winemaker Interview: Chamard Vineyards

3 years ago threadsandvino 1
In this week’s “Winemaker Interview,” Kristen Parsons talks about how family tradition set her on her winemaking path. Through hard work, perseverance, and her passion for wine, Kristen was able to position herself to achieve her winemaking goals.  Winemaker: Kristen Parsons Winery: Chamard Vineyards: Winery & Bistro (Visit) Location: 115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT 06413 Tasting Hours: Read More

A Taste of Italy from Lanza Musto Vineyards

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
{Lanza-Musto Brunello Clone Sangiovese going through veraison} Can’t make it to Tuscany this year? Don’t worry, you can make some fabulous Sangiovese right here in the US! Lanza-Musto Vineyards has been producing Brunello Clone Sangiovese for the past 4 vintages. One of the big reasons we planted this varietal is because the valley provides hot days and Read More

Verasion in the Vineyard

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
  {pictured above – Lanza-Musto Vineyards Primitivo} Currently our grapes are going through veraison in California.  Veraison occurs when the berry transitions into the ripening stage. From now forward the berry will increase in sugar concentration until it is harvested at the desired brix level. Grapes for sparkling wine or champagne are harvested around 17 Read More

Wine Wednesday: Petite Sirah – Petite Verdot Blend

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
Wine Wednesday at the office today – tasting a red blend I helped make a few years back. It’s got good fruit and earthy notes, but I think the tannins and acid are still a little strong. Definitely a wine that needs to be decanted. I think I’m going to leave this in the bottle for Read More