Grapes have been grown in Abruzzo since the Iron age but it was the Etruscans who spread the vine throughout this complicated terroir. The wines from Abruzzo graced the tables of wealthy Romans as well. For a long time, Abruzzo was somewhat under the radar for quality wines and was considered to be a source... Continue Reading →
I’m reblogging this Women in Wine post from last November because I just spoke with Linda this week for an article I am writing. I love how big and small the wine world can be and it’s great to have a resource who lives in another part of the country to give me a sensation about what is going on in their neck of the woods.
Today’s Women in Wine chat is with Linda King, a winemaker I met earlier this month at the American Wine Society conference in Buffalo. Linda generously agreed to respond to my emailed questions about her experiences in the United States.
How did you get into the wine business?
I had been a very serious amateur winemaker with numerous awards under my belt, so to speak. A winemaker that I knew well at a winery in Pennsylvania was leaving to take a position elsewhere and they offered me the job. I had a little experience with them beforehand because I was making some experimental sparkling wine for them.
What has been the hardest part of the wine business for you in terms of gender issues, if any?
In truth, I have never experienced any issue with gender as far as interacting with the male winemaking population. I have always felt completely…
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I found this post from May 2008, 11 years ago. It about my first vintage which I called a Super-Teaneck. Teaneck is where my parent’s porch and my cellar are located. It’s a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. My best guess and I confess it is a real approximation is that the wine is... Continue Reading →
This past weekend I went to buy grapes to do my annual home winemaking project with my family. My son loves it although he doesn't yet eat grapes, he likes the feel of the grapes and in the past, he has enjoyed the bottling. This year we are making Syrah and Moscato. My 2017 Moscato... Continue Reading →
The great blogging group #winophiles which focuses on France is doing wines from Corsica this week. I'm impressed they were able to get samples, I've had a hard time finding wines of Corsica. They will be having a chat on Twitter using the hashtag #winophiles at 1100am today. I'm going to join in to see... Continue Reading →
This week's wine of the week is from Tenute Girolamo. I met Piero Girolamo nine years ago at a Vinitaly show in New York City. I have followed the family winery throughout the years and always make a point of stopping by when I am at Vinitaly. Harried as I often am at that large... Continue Reading →
This was the view outside of my window on my trip to Brazil last January. It is of the Miolo winery. The Miolo family hails from Italy, as do so many people in the Brazilian wine industry. Many moved to Brazil in the late 1800s. Most come from two specific regions in Italy, either the... Continue Reading →
Olá and welcome to the preview post for our Wines of Brazil #WinePW event which is coming up this Saturday September 14th at 11am ET/8am PT. You may not have had the chance to try a wine from Brazil yet but you should keep these wines on your radar. Brazil makes sparkling, still and sweet, white,... Continue Reading →
Some 18 years have passed since that terrible day in September 2001. So much has changed yet today will always be a day of reflection and one of remembrance for lives lost and those forever changed. It is now a National day of Service as well thanks to the efforts of many courageous people. Personally,... Continue Reading →