Tag: winemakers


HAPPY: On Bottling Bliss in Berkeley

On Tuesday I –the proverbial “not a morning person” — got up at 5:50 am to head to Berkeley to hit the bottling line at 8 am at Donkey & Goat winery in Berkeley, California. Much gratitude to nearby Philz coffee and Donut Dolly for helping me fuel up a little after 7 am. Without your great food and drink I might have fallen asleep into the machine and end up bottled myself. I arrived and saw the “On Site Mobile Wine Bottlers” truck on the lot – what a great service for small wineries. The taglines says it all: ...

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Week 1: What does it mean to be a winemaker in the Southern Rhone?

52 Weeks of Wine on the Mind. Week #1: Region

SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WINEMAKER IN THE SOUTHERN RHONE?

 

For this wine lover, joy emanates from spending time with those who craft my wines. Last week @sftwc had a Rhone wine tasting featuring wines from the North and the South –so joy to all who love Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre among the many other grapes grown there.   I could not resist a picture of a French wine maker for the Southern Rhone, Mr. Jean Paul Versino wearing a stripped shirt and holding a bottle of wine ...

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