Month: March 2011

Woodshop 101

Wooden barrels have been a part of making and aging wine for millennia. We commonly think of oak as the wood; but chestnut, redwood, cherry and acacia are and have been used as well. However, oak is by any measure the wood of choice, and we will focus our discussion on it. Mike Tierney: Why …

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Irish Soda Bread

(in Ireland it’s called cake) As St Patrick’s Day approaches it’s time to create appropriate wine and food pairings. There is hardly a better match than wine and bread, a winning combo for thousands of years! INGREDIENTS 1 pound whole wheat flour 1 pound white unbleached flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt …

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The Beat Goes On

Winter is quickly turning to spring, as the trees have started budding and the vineyards are covered in mustard. Our cellar staff is starting to assemble the blends for upcoming bottlings, and our custom bottling operations are in full swing. March 1st saw the release of two wines: our 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and …

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