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“sex & the sommelier”

7 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

#CrushedIt

8 years ago threadsandvino 9
          More information on my Chilean Wine to come…  Read More

Winemaking & Wine Evaluation Classes in Connecticut

8 years ago threadsandvino 1
Hey Guys! I’ve decided to participate in a Winemaking Boot Camp Class at M&M Wine Grape Company in Hartford, CT. I’m super excited because we will be making wine from grapes imported from Chile! Hopefully we will make some Malbec 🙂 I’m looking forward to learning new winemaking tricks and making new friends. I’ll make Read More

Winter in the Vineyard

8 years ago threadsandvino 0
Right now the vines are dormat and enjoying a little sleep. If you drive through the vineyard areas you will see different types of grass and flowers growing in between the rows. These plants are not randomly growing in the rows. They were planted there for a reason (and no it’s not just because they Read More

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience (6)

8 years ago threadsandvino 0
We Be Pressin….   And we are ready to go! first, we need to sanitize the press. We don’t want any gross microbes to get into our fabulous wine. Second, we shrink wrap the press to make sure the juice doesn’t squirt out at us. Third, we transfer the must into the press and let Read More

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience (5)

8 years ago threadsandvino 0
Malolactic Fermentation (MLF) On 11/12 we introduced our wine to 54.4 grams of opti malo and 3.5 grams of vp41. We did this because we wanted our wine to go through malolactic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is when the natural malic acid in wine is converted into lactic acid. Converting the malic acid into lactic acid helps Read More