What is the most-planted grape vine in the United States? Thereby hangs a tale. Continue reading “Grapes”
What’s with this “old vines” or “ancient vines” fluff on wine labels, especially zinfandel? Continue reading “Ancient Vines”
Wine tasting descriptors continue.
• Acidity: Key component of wines that “cleanse the palate.” Hot years/climates reduce acidity. Cold years/climates increase acidity. Acidity preserves freshness and keeps wines lively—very good thing. Too much acidity stomps on fruit flavors and texture—not a good thing. In tasting notes, “good acidity” means it pairs well with food; especially important in white wines. Continue reading “Wine Descriptors 3”
For wine lovers and wine makers, this is Dickensian “best of times, worst of times.” Continue reading “Best of times, worst of times”