Vineyards & Grapes

Fluid thinkers enjoy experimenting with wines.

“Fluid thinkers enjoy experimenting with wines. They embrace “natural wines,” and they find entrancing funky flavors that repel more conservative drinkers who thought those faults had been eradicated by modern winemaking. They seek out environmentally friendly wines made by organic, biodynamic or sustainable methods. They care about how many liters of water are used to make a bottle of [...]

Given the popularity of Pinot Noir

“Given the popularity of Pinot Noir, it isn’t surprising that the grape is planted all around the world. But there are few areas in which the grape really succeeds, making interesting, delicious, well-balanced wines – and they may not be the places that you would expect.” 🍁🍷

A US$300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made…

“A US$300 (RM1,255) bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: At the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes. A stone’s throw away from Tibet, Ao Yun’s vineyards are located beneath the sacred Meili mountain at altitudes ranging up from 2,200 metres [...]

Grown in the Iberian Peninsula since 1100 B.C.

“Grown in the Iberian Peninsula since 1100 B.C., Tempranillo is not only the backbone to Spain’s many notable red wines, but one of the country’s most famous grapes. Its name comes from the Spanish word temprano meaning early, which is fitting because this grape often ripens before others. Typically medium-to-full in body and structured by firm tannins, these bottles [...]

Pinot Noir is the best choice to pour with that Thanksgiving feast

“Of the myriad red wines available to Pacific Northwest consumers, perhaps Pinot Noir is the best choice to pour with that Thanksgiving feast, as well as Christmas, if the holiday table features roasted turkey or other bird. Why is this? The noble grape of France’s Burgundy region tends to provide fruit flavors that are more gentle and tannins that are [...]

The mineral-rich soil…

“The mineral-rich soil, along with warm days and cool nights, makes the Bay Area the perfect palce to grow any kind of wine. Mother Nature has also made it a struggle for the wine industry to survive with earthquakes, wildfires and a plague. But, the Bay Area has overcome all those challenges and thrived. It is home to more than [...]

The Noble Rot is here in Sauternes and Barsac

The Noble Rot is here in Sauternes and Barsac. Harvest is a busy energy among the vineyards. It’s a detailed harvest here to create one of the most unique wines in the world. Notice the four-legged manager off to the right. #harvest2018 #sauternes #harvest #botrytis #wine #barsac #bordeaux#france #noble #noblerot #vineyard #manager #dog #dogs #labrador #ewr #unique