During this strange time when we can’t readily access the wineries we love to visit, several Napa properties are going beyond the typical Zoom online tasting and tour to incorporate parallel experiences that dovetail with the enjoyment of fine wine.
As part of the Wine Foundry Wednesday Virtual Tasting series today’s Session features Fredrik Johansson from Staglin Family Vineyards.
This session, features Dr.Jan Krupp, the visionary who founded Stagecoach Vineyard. Stagecoach, a property most viticulturalists considered unplantable, literally grew from Jan’s belief in the property’s potential and his perseverance in cultivating the inhospitable terrain.
Inquisitive Stuart Ake, leads a virtual mission to discover why Blancs have more fun! We have Pinot Blanc, Grenache Blanc, and just to drive the point home, Blanc de Blancs. Adding to the fun, we’ll call upon a bottle of The Philosopher for some deep thinking (and drinking) on the subject. To sign up for an upcoming tasting please visit Anarchist Wine Co.
The Wine Foundry, a traditional winery making limited-production wines under the Anarchist and Foundry labels, is also the source for custom, small-lot wine production for individuals and small commercial brands.With the blending season ramping up, they are beginning Wine Foundry Wednesdays, an interactive exploration of vineyards and wine-making.
By Fran Endicott Miller Custom crush facility, wine making facilitator and educator, and producer of world-class, direct-to-consumer wines: The Wine Foundry, a boutique Napa Valley winery, does it all. The company’s innovative model offers a full range of customized wine services: create a barrel yourself or with a group, launch and market your own brand, wow […]
Stuart Ake, will lead a mission to discover why Blancs have more fun! We have Pinot Blanc, Grenache Blanc, and just to drive the point home, Blanc de Blancs. Adding to the fun, we’ll call upon a bottle of The Philosopher for some deep thinking (and drinking) on the subject.
Want a virtual tasting of wines you hand-select? Just purchase four wines from The Wine Foundry (usually allocated, but now open to all) or Anarchist Wine Co.
In Episode 56 of the Mr.Wine Guy Podcast I had the privilege of sitting down with Patrick Durbin, Vintner and Winemaker for Seabird Wines out of Napa Valley, CA.
After a cool winter and moderate spring, sunny skies and warmer temperatures have staked claim across the Valley. This summery foundation has moved vines into the bloom phase. Unlike many flowering plants, which rely on outside sources, like insects, for pollination, grapevines are hermaphroditic and self-pollinating. The calyptra, a protective cap, sits atop the flowers. When ready, the calyptra is shed, exposing the pistols to pollen so fertilization can occur.