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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

Winemaker Interview: Michele McAuliffe of R Dee Winery

3 months ago threadsandvino 0
In this week’s Winemaker Interview Michele McAuliffe talks about how her Grandfather inspired her and her husband Mark to open their family winery. “R Dee Winery is a family owned winery with a focus on grape to glass by utilizing grapes from regions that grow them best. Our grandfather, Richard Dee, taught us to put Read More

Winemaker Interview with Manuela Astaburuaga of Correa Ablano, Chile

8 months ago threadsandvino 0
Winemaker Spotlight Interview with Manuela Astaburuaga I want to give a big Thank you to Manuela Astaburuaga for taking the time out of her busy wine schedule for this winemaker interview.  One of the best things she ever told me was “I really don’t pay attention to the winemakers. I love to taste different wines from 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!

8 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

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? “We start by harvesting our Marquette grapes.” The Marquette grape is Read More