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A Taste of Italy from Lanza Musto Vineyards

2 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

Wines of Paso Robles

3 years ago threadsandvino 3
Paso Robles is one of California’s emerging AVAs. It has grown from a sleepy town to a high end wine growing and wine producing region. Winemaking on the Central Coast began when the Franciscan Friars traveled through California establishing Missions. The Missionaries started planting grapes in 1790. You can still see these vines growing today. Read More

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience (2)

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
So before I start going into how my wine is doing, I wanted to outline some winemaking terms. Here’s a mini wine vocabulary lesson. Degrees Brix: Expresses the percentage of sugar by weight. This scale is on a Triple Scale Hydrometer. Measuring the Brix by using a hydrometer will help you determine the level of Read More

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience

4 years ago threadsandvino 1
This year I am making a Bordeaux Blend. The blend is made up of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, 14% Petite Verdot from Atlas Peak, and 18% Merlot from Caneros, Napa Valley.  This blend costs more than my first car so I’m praying I don’t screw this up. Lol We crushed the grapes on 10/22. Read More