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Verasion in the Vineyard

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
  {pictured above – Lanza-Musto Vineyards Primitivo} Currently our grapes are going through veraison in California.  Veraison occurs when the berry transitions into the ripening stage. From now forward the berry will increase in sugar concentration until it is harvested at the desired brix level. Grapes for sparkling wine or champagne are harvested around 17 Read More

Wine Wednesday: Petite Sirah – Petite Verdot Blend

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
Wine Wednesday at the office today – tasting a red blend I helped make a few years back. It’s got good fruit and earthy notes, but I think the tannins and acid are still a little strong. Definitely a wine that needs to be decanted. I think I’m going to leave this in the bottle for 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

Oak, Oak, and More Oak!

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
We are excited to release our newest video in our video series – “Oak & Oak Alternatives”. Winemaker Frank Renaldi goes over all the different Oak opportunities available to winemakers. Check it out for more information on how to add oak to your wine. Cheers!   Read More

The Reds have arrived! (well most of them..)

6 years ago threadsandvino 0
The Reds have arrived! (well most of them..) Below are the Brix numbers from the Red Grapes that have arrived so far from Chile. We received Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere. It looks like it’s going to be a great vintage! Malbec: 23.5 Merlot: 23.0 Syrah: 23.0 Cabernet Sauvignon: 24.0 Carmenere: 26.0 We 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