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2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA

4 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

2015 Winemaking BootCamp – The Crush

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
We accomplished a lot in last night’s Winemaking BootCamp Class. We started out the night crushing our Lanza Musto Vineyards Sangiovese. We broke the batch into 2 230 gallon tubs of must. The first tub we pitched a BM45 yeast and the second tub we pitched a D254 yeast. The battle of the yeasts is Read More

Wines of Paso Robles

5 years ago threadsandvino 3
Paso Robles is one of California’s emerging AVAs. It has grown from a sleepy town to a high end wine growing and wine producing region. Winemaking on the Central Coast began when the Franciscan Friars traveled through California establishing Missions. The Missionaries started planting grapes in 1790. You can still see these vines growing today. Read More

“sex & the sommelier”

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
Terrific article in Bloomberg news about the rise of female sommeliers, featuring several WWLS panelists. Read more HERE This is a picture of Shelley Lindgren, wine director/owner of A16 San Francisco. Read more about what she has to say on the differences in approach female sommeliers have versus their male colleagues. image via BloombergBusiness   Read More