A group of wine professionals from 10 countries explored the effects of effervescence in our Champagne & Cheese Master Class yesterday. It was great to see how our taste lab concept encouraged concentrated tasting at first, and open-minded discussion about the the personal taste impressions afterwards, paired with great champagnes and lots of laugher.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We’ve finally released tickets and info about this summer’s Rosé on the Water Cruises in #Boston#NYC and #Chicago !! It’s time to break out your best pink outfits and get ready to join us for a #RoséAllDay experience on the water. These events have the tendency to sell quickly, so get your hands on tickets while they’re available! We can’t wait to see you there!! 🥂 (link in bio to learn more)
The story of Brunello di Montalcino is the story of the Biondi Santi Family. They started making a wine they called “brunello” dating back to 1865. And over generations cultivated the vines, improved winemaking techniques to create what is now regarded as one of the best wines in the entire world 🌎!! Brunello di Montalcino is made with 100% Sangiovese🍇 and aged for a minimum of 5 years prior to release. Producers can choose to age in the more traditional Slavonian “botte” (larger, used barrels) or more modern French “barriques” (smaller, new barrels). These wines are known for having bold fruit flavors, high tannins, high acidity, and are great for long term aging! 🙌🏻 Today there are over 300 producers.
Get ready! We will have an amazing Brunello made by a small family owned producer in our first wine club shipment featuring wines from Tuscany!!! 📦🍷
Which is your favorite producer and vintage of Brunello, wine lovers?!?! ❤️🍷 📸: @rarestwines follow them! They have a great feed featuring their rare and world renowned wines! 🥂
Vigneti Massa, Derthona and Costa del Vento, both Timorasso grape 100% from Tortona in Piemonte. Iconic white wines that defy simplistic classification. Rich, textured wines with ripe fruit but also beautiful minerality and refreshing acidity. Derthona more light weight and citrussy. CdV with candied fruit and honey notes and greater richness and sweetness. Both very intense with impressive structure and complexity. But most amazingly neither undergoes ageing in wood or long skin contact. All steel and simple batonage of the lees. Two absolute Italian classics. #timorasso#tortona#collitortonesi#waltermassa#vignetimassa#derthona#costadelvento#wineporn#winestagram#winelover#winelovers
#PinotLovers rejoice: Tasmania has found it’s #EmergingWine varietal. And there is no better bottle to display it’s gorgeous terrior than the 2015 Holm Oak Pinot Noir. Complex and distinguished, this beauty can be purchased #EarlyAccess by clicking the link in bio.
#RBWS taste profile: soft cherry, cola and tea mingle with spice and strawberry on a silky textured, medium bodied wine. If you love Pinot, don’t miss this wine.
#mynextwine is Nicasia Malbec Red Blend 2015 from @catenawines . This is the second consecutive post on this winery, but I feel the need to share great quality for a reasonable cost. First impression are the ripe prune and strawberry, common in Malbec. However, the 6% Cabernet adds the spicy note that makes it so interesting. Sold for 300 pesos (USD 15), it is a great option for anytime, but specially if you are having smoked pork or red meat.
#mynextwine é o Nicasia Malbec Red Blend 2015 da @catenawines . Esse é o segundo post consecutivo dessa vinícola, mas me sinto obrigada a dividir esse custo/benefício com vocês. Primeira nota que senti foi de ameixa e morangos maduros, comuns nos Malbecs. Mas os 6% de Cabernet dão uma nota de especiarias que tornam o vinho muito interessante. Vendido por 300 pesos aqui, vi no Brasil por 70-85 reais. Ótima opção para um carré ou carne vermelha.
Waiheke Island is a must for all wine lovers. Its maritime climate produces delicious whites but, in our opinion, even better reds. We felt these were drunk slightly too early and could have done with longer in the bottle, but were delicious all the same. If you're ever in Aukland and find time to pop over to Waiheke, make sure you pay Stonyridge a visit 🍷🍇🙌🏼