Every Monday, discover new wines, regions, and ways to understand this fermenting sea.
Join 831 other subscribers
RECENT TWITTERING:Tweets by waywardwine
Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Tag Archives: Grape
Wine Video Review: Olianas, Perdixi, Sardinia Italy
Travel to the warm belly of the Mediterranean: the island Sardinia, with this packed, dense, complex ancient method produced Bovale.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged alcohol, blue wine, Bovale, Carignane, Casadei, drink, Grape, Island wine, Italia, italy, Mazuelo, Sardinia, Stephano Casadei, travel, wine, wine review Leave a comment
Summer Wine Review: Lone Madrone The Dodd Paso Robles 2011 Tannat Red Blend
It is hot. But we have steak, broccoli, and purple potatoes. That, and my mother-in-law has arrived with wines from Paso Robles: that warm, central coast Cali region that grows a wild diversity of grape varieties. Tonight’s offering, a red … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged California, drink, dry farmed, Grape, Lone Madrone, Paso Robles, rare, Tannat, travel, wine 1 Comment
Goodbye BC: Chamberton Winery, Fraser Valley, Canada
Wayward Wine ends eleven days in Canada, with British Columbia’s oldest winery: Chamberton Estate. Now oldest around here is 1991. But that gets near to 24 years old. Claude and Inge Violet left their vineyards in France to plant in BC. Only recently did they hand the winery to Eugene Kwan and Anthony Cheng, who are thoroughly involved. Let’s see how they fair. Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Bacchus grape, british columbia, Canada, chamberton, Fraser Valley, Grape, siegerrebe, VQA, wine, Winery Leave a comment
CARLTON CRUSH: WINE HARVEST FESTIVAL
With Summer burning records (and ripening grapes) throughout the North West, we drive to 2013’s grape harvest festival of Yamhill-Carlton AVA: The Carlton Crush.
The endless auburn fields and early harvests remind of California or Tuscany, not the great, green Northwest. Continue reading
Posted in Oregon, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Bacchus, barrel roll, California, Carlton, Carlton Crush, drink, Food, Grape, Harvest festival, Northwest, Northwest wine, Oregon, Recreation, Tuscany, Willamette Valley, wine, wine theif, Yamhill-Carlton AVA 1 Comment
Wine follows its own calendar. You can’t rush it. All you can hope is to avoid panic. It has taken two months for it to settle, since I picked up vidal blanc grapes in October. I itch to bottle it. … Continue reading
Posted in CABERNET CRISES: MY FOURTH WINE, OENOLOGICAL ODYSSEY Tagged Christmas break, corks, detritus, Food, Grape, light snow, New year, October, Oregon, tank bottom, Vidal Blanc, vidal blanc grapes, vignoles, wine, yeast Leave a comment