s is often said, all 50 states make wine these days — but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should. I mean, sorry, but can you imagine a Nebraskan Pinot Gris? Fortunately, Michigan has long been blessed with a climate conducive to winemaking. As far back as the late 17th century, French settlers began to cultivate wild grapes they discovered in abundance near the Detroit River. In a letter to the governor of New France, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac notes of a wine that, “considering its newness, was not at all bad.” How classically French: complimentary, but with a faint whiff of condescension.
Indian Rosé The Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas alone host enough vineyards and wine loops to get any wino in trouble if they don’t regulate their own temperature properly (if you catch our drift).
Indian Sauvignon Blanc So we decided to find out what makes Michigan wine great with the help of the folks at 45 North Vineyard and Winery , a spot known for consistent quality, beautiful facilities and happy dogs.
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A bout two hours’ drive southwest of Fort Worth, Comanche (pop. 4,214) has never experienced a boom of much of anything. Not unless you count the gunshots fired in the town’s saloon in 1874, when outlaw John Wesley Hardin killed the deputy sheriff.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz Between the High Plains and the Hill Country, the land here is more rock than dirt. Limestone, mostly. The landscape is otherwise grassy, shrubby and dotted with wild mesquite and pecan trees that grow near the creeks. At one time, acres of cotton and peanuts were harvested here, but not anymore.
Indian Rosé Today what’s growing here is something far more hopeful. About a half-mile south of the courthouse square, the landmark of the still economically struggling town, nine acres of vineyards planted with grapes of French, Italian and Spanish origin are being transformed into award-winning wines.
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Delicate buds emerge from the woody canes at the beginning of the wine grape growing season, called “bud break.” This happens in early spring.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India At this juncture in his life, winemaker Richard LaBarre expected to be relaxing on his version of Easy Street.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz “I like to say that when we got this place 12 years ago, my five-year plan was to get a white suit, a rocking chair, a Cuban cigar and a glass of wine. That was my five-year plan,” said LaBarre, 69. “Twelve years – I’m still in T-shirts and blue jeans.” Over that time, LaBarre and his wife, Laura, transformed a muddy cow pasture into Enoree River Winery in Newberry, planting 800 grape vines with the assistance of family and friends. He said while they take their business seriously, they don’t take themselves seriously. Jokes, smiles and Southern charm are the norm on their property.
If you often just choose the same old Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc, why not broaden both your travel and wine horizons by visiting an up-and-coming wine region.
Chenin Blanc India Joe Fattorini, from ITV’s The Wine Show, has partnered with Celebrity Cruises to reveal the places that are producing the most exciting wines of 2017. From volcanic vineyards to Canadian Pinot Noir, check out these vintage destinations that are going to be big news in the world of wine.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India Thanks to climate change, wine production is marching ever northwards into regions that were previously too cold. This means that wine lovers can venture to destinations that once would have been too cold for wine production. British Columbia in Canada is a fantastic example of this. You can find wonderful Pinot Noirs, Rieslings and Chardonnays, all with their own unique styles. Joe is a fan: “What’s so wonderful is that winemakers are finding their own, bigger, richer distinctive style which is all down to the unique climate and soils of British Columbia”.
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The Napa Valley Wine Library will host its 27th annual wine seminar on blending red wines, including cabernet sauvignon, on Saturday, May 13 at Silver Oak Wine Cellars in Oakville. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The event includes lunch.
Sauvignon Blanc India The Napa Valley Wine Library will host its 27th annual wine seminar on blending red wines, including cabernet sauvignon, on Saturday, May 13 at Silver Oak Wine Cellars in Oakville. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The event includes lunch.
Chenin Blanc India The Napa Valley Vintners has announced that 50 percent of its eligible members (those who own a winery, vineyard land or both) are now in the Napa Green environmental sustainability program.
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