How is Melon de Bourgogne, the grape of Muscadet, pronounced? This is a great question to ask Jo Landron, winemaker at Domaine de La Louvetrie in Muscadet Sevre et Maine. Melon is the main grape of the region, but it is by no means the only grape grown in the area around the city of Nantes […]
Charlie and Martha Barra are pioneers in the history of Northern California wine having played a role in everything from innovations to frost management systems to practice of organic farming to ensuring that no GMO’s are allowed into Mendocino County. But at the end of the day they are also husband and wife and as […]
In this video from Ask a Winemaker Fritz-Josef Schwibinger of Weingut Schwibinger in the town of Nierstein talks about the “Roter Hang” or “Red Slope” that dominates the northern end of the German wine region, the Rheinhessen. Situated on the banks of the Rhine River, the Red Slope is composed of an iron rich clay […]
Winemaker Klaus Peter Keller talks about the smells of his different vineyards and why preserving his terroir is so important to bottling great wines. This video was shot at Weingut Keller in 2010 by Ask a Winemaker.
Klaus Peter Keller of Weingut Keller in the Rheinhessen town of Florsheim Dalsheim talks about the “pure focus, the finesse and elegance and flavor” of Riesling.
Fred Scherrer loads whole clusters of berries, skins, seeds, stalks and all into his presses at the Scherrer Winery and then presses the juice out of them very gently. This is a trick he “stole” from Champagne and sparkling producers who want only the finest juice, and it is also the technique used at Domaine […]
Over more than six decades of farming grapes in Mendocino County, Charlie Barra has developed some strong opinions about what it takes to grow healthy grapes without pesticides and chemicals. He’s also become conviced that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) have no place in his vineyard because, as he clearly states “we don’t need ’em”. The […]
Wine and food pairings most often start in the kitchen. The Chef will present the Wine team with a new project, maybe simply a flavor profile. The Sommelier can then consider the concept and reach into memory, past notes, or bottles from the cellar to match the focus of the dish. As with most dining […]
Scherrer Wine Dinner Thursday May 24, 2012 Lagrange Country Club – Open to members and their guests only For reservations, members are asked to email: The Menu: Chef Choice Hors d’oeuvre 2011 Dry Rose, Sonoma County Pickled West Coast Oysters Ginger, Jalapeno, Corriander, Mustard Seed, Smoked Sea Salt, Champagne Vinegar, Sesame-Seaweed Relish 2009 […]
Emmanuel Pageot explained how he prunes his vines in the winter to prepare for a healthy, reasonable harvest at his biodynamic estate in Gabian in Languedoc, in the south of France.