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2016 Rkatsitelli Wine Spotlight from Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
Still can’t wrap my head around how awesome this wine grape variety is! The Rkatsitelli grape was widely planted in Eastern Europe and is considered one of the oldest known grape varieties in the world. Planted in the country of Georgia in 300 B.C. The name means “red horn” in Georgian. This wine from Dr. Read More

A Taste of Italy from Lanza Musto Vineyards

2 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

2016 MW Examination Papers

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
Richard Hemming & Janice Robinson were kind enough to share The Institute of Masters of Wine examination topics. It proves how in depth the testing process is. I must admit that getting to the Master Somm level is a dream/goal of mine. The wine nerd in me kind of wants to answer some of the Read More

2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR CHILE

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR CHILE   Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC. has been importing quality Chilean wine grapes for over 10 years. We have developed long lasting relationships in Chile and are constantly growing and developing the program. The vineyards are located between the Andes Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Therefore, the vines have excellent growing Read More

2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA The Breede River Valley is surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and is nestled between the Simonsberg and Drakenstien mountains.  Because of this unique topography, cool air from the oceans flows through the valley creating small, cooler micro-climates.  Farmers are able to use the Breede River to irrigate Read More

Red Wine Aromas

2 years ago threadsandvino 1
Every “Wine Wednesday” we have decided to work on some type of wine education. This Wednesday we decided to focus on the aromas in Red Wine. So the first question is – Where do wine aromas come from? Well they initially come from the grape and the terrior. Have you ever heard the quote “you Read More