Cork presentation

The sommelier at the elegant restaurant deftly cuts the foil on the special bottle of wine she recommended, skillfully utilizes the double-hinged waiters corkscrew to extract the cork, and briskly removes the cork from the worm. In a flourish, she places the cork on the table or a small tray next to you. Continue reading “Cork presentation”

Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel Single Vineyard 2015

Deep purple-black color; black and blue fruits, chocolate, pepper on the nose; blackberry, blackcurrant, cranberry, black cherry, chocolate, plum, pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel Single Vineyard 2015”

Harvest time

Now is the time of reckoning for Northern Hemisphere grape farmers, the time when they harvest the results of their previous six months of toil, sweat, and hope, which in turn is built on years, decades, centuries of effort. Continue reading “Harvest time”