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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

Oak, Oak, and More Oak!

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
We are excited to release our newest video in our video series – “Oak & Oak Alternatives”. Winemaker Frank Renaldi goes over all the different Oak opportunities available to winemakers. Check it out for more information on how to add oak to your wine. Cheers!   Read More