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Winemaker Interview: Chamard Vineyards

6 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

Winemaker Interview: Sunset Meadow Vineyards

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
In this week’s “Winemaker Interview,” George Motel Jr. talks about his dual experiences as a viticulturist and winemaker. George is second generation in the family business and proves that hard work in the vineyard translates to delicious wines in the tasting room. Winemaker: George Motel Jr. Winery: Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen, CT (Visit) Location: 599 CT-63, Goshen, Read More

A Taste of Italy from Lanza Musto Vineyards

6 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

Hello Wine Angels! Interview for Naked Wines Fantasy Winemaker

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
If you are a Naked Wines Angel then please Vote For Us to win the Winemaker Fantasy!! And if you aren’t a Naked Wines Angel you should be! It is a great company and collective group of creative winemakers bringing you fantastic wines from all around the world! Thanks for voting! Cheers! 🙂 Read More

Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Pinot Grigio, & Viognier from Chile

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
The white wine grapes Chile have arrived and they look amazing. Below are the Brix levels for our Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.  It looks like it’s going to be a great vintage! Chardonnay: 22.5 Pinot Grigio: 23.5 Sauvignon Blanc: 23.0 Viognier: 22.5 Brix (°Bx) is a way to measure the potential alcohol content Read More

Pinotage Update

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
We pressed the South African Pinotage and are very happy with the results. The starting numbers were: Brix = 25  (no adjustment required) Starting pH = 3.91 Starting TA = .62 Added 1.5gm tartaric acid per liter ​Final numbers were pH = 3.50 and TA = 0.75 The skins were very chewy and thick. We cold soaked Read More