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Winemaker Interview: Christiana McDougal of Black Birch Winery

3 months ago threadsandvino 15
In this week’s Winemaker Interview Christiana McDougal talks about how wine is constantly inspiring her to test out different winemaking regions, styles, and varieties. Christiana is a winemaker who has experienced an interesting portfolio of winemaking regions – including Bordeaux, Washington State, California, and Massachusetts. Check out how her diverse learning experiences have influenced her Read More

Why I’m making South African Shiraz this year

8 months ago threadsandvino 0
South African Shiraz is an under rated wine in the US. It is deep ruby in color with vibrant red fruit, baking spice notes, rounding out with notes of anise and black pepper. It is a complex wine with many layers of flavor. Unfortunately, there are not many distributed in the United States, so it’s Read More

Winemaker Bootcamp has started!

9 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

When you get the cover story for Winemaker Magazine….

9 months ago threadsandvino 0
When you get the cover story for Winemaker Magazine and you see it in Barnes & Noble #pinchmeimdreaming πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ¦‹πŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰ Winemaker Magazine is a bible for our industry. I feel so honored to have been able to contribute to the magazine that has taught me so much. You can pick up the Magazine from their website Read More

Harvest Prep: Jim from Walker Road Vineyards

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
I was lucky enough to catch Jim Frey, owner of Walker Road for a few minutes before his crazy busy season started. We chatted about Harvest and what his pre-harvest traditions are over at Walker Road Vineyards. How do you get ready for harvest? β€œWe start by harvesting our Marquette grapes.” The Marquette grape is Read More