They say the bells toll three times a day; morning, midday, and night, symbolizing the beginning and end of the workday and calling people to pray in what is known as the Angelus prayer. The story goes on to say that the chimes could be heard in the vineyards from the neighboring church. Presently this
Being the first to try something new is always exciting. Tonight I got to participate in the debut of Achaval-Ferrera’s release of their first Cabernet Franc wine, and wow, what a wine. If you can get your hands on this one, you will be pleasantly surprised. Another first for me was the fact that the
Many prominent female winemakers are making their mark on an industry that was established predominately by men. One such woman is Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr has an affinity for Cabernet Franc. The winery is celebrating their 20th year of producing wine, which shows the prowess and stamina of the woman behind this winery.
Now that 2016 has come to a close, some wines had a lasting impression and are truly stellar. Between wine tastings, wineries visited, and countries traveled over the last year, here is a list of exceptional wines and wineries I discovered throughout this past year. Furthermore, there is no particular order; the wines chosen are
Yearning to discover a new winery can be the most intriguing part of attending a wine tasting, and this year’s Stars of Cabernet, presented by WineLA, provided an opportunity to experience some superb wines from wineries not yet on Written Palette’s radar. There were six wineries that made an impression, along with one old favorite.
Like the winery’s name, the Rarecat Saint-Emilion is a rarity for both Rarecat Wines and the California wine industry. The story behind this wine is also something unique that signifies the philosophy of winery owner Sharon Kazan Harris. Rarecat Wines are defined as single-vineyard wines that often do not reveal themselves all at once as
Studying the various wine regions of Italy, an appellation that plays a significant role in both Italian history and in the production of wine is Colli Orientali Del Friuli DOC. The area is well known for producing white wine, but it differs from neighboring districts because red wines are also produced. Colli Orientali Del Friuli
Lang & Reed Testimonial What a very nice piece, thank you so much… I love the lead in about meeting on a different path besides wine… cheers, John Skupny Proprietor & Winemaker Lang & Reed Wine Company To read this article Lang & Reed Wine Company: Exemplifying the virtues of Cabernet Franc Save Save
Our lives take different paths and as we maneuver down each road we traverse, it establishes how we come to know the people we encounter along the way. Such is the case with John and Tracey Skupny, owners of Lang & Reed Wine Company in St. Helena, California. Our friendship came about through a common