The Temecula Valley, in Riverside County, is California's newest wine country, and its microclimate and soil have proven to be perfect for growing the grapes that make outstanding white wines. And champagnes.
Wines From India Happy New Year! One of the state's most noted champagne specialists, Thornton Winery, is located here, and many of the more than two dozen other wineries in Temecula also produce distinctive and affordable bubbly.
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Democrat and Chronicle cited a report that wine sales in supermarkets would be a "win" for the state coffers. According to a Wegmans spokesman, the state's net of $22 million per year in fees constituted a "win" for New York state wineries because Wegmans supermarkets vowed to promote New York wines.
Wine Business In India The report also claimed that supermarket wine sales would cause demand for wines to go up "anywhere from 20 to 300 percent." A Cornell University professor provided these findings in an issue of Rural New York Minute.
Wines From India What the professor does not know, and therefore could not report, is that wine sales, year to date, represent 64 percent of my total dollar volume. Of that total dollar volume, New York wines sales account for 10 percent of my total wine sales dollar volume.
As a child growing up in southern California, she learned about the wine-making process from her Italian grandfather, Marty Raimondo, and dreamed of the day she'd have a family winery.
Free Wine Testing The Raimondo Winery, one of Arkansas' newest wineries, began selling wine this year after receiving its small-farm winery permit from the state. But many years of learning took place before the winery came to fruition.
Wine Business In India Roelands is happy to tell visitors about the history of the winery, which she shares under her family's crest prominently displayed in the wine cellar.
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Wine Testing Tour India California's Napa Valley is the heartland of U.S. winemaking: an easygoing, river-run pocket of rolling greenery that revels in a sun-kissed climate. Calistoga Ranch, a collection of 48 wooden lodges woven into a forest of pines and oaks, is a supremely romantic embodiment of the valley's welcoming, informal atmosphere. The ranch has its own vineyard, label and tasting cave. Visiting vintners from all around pop in with their wares throughout the year, and the wine list in the restaurant could take a week to read, let alone sample. Furthermore, guests who want to get their hands juicy can join in harvesting, pruning and crushing. The hotel's Bathhouse spa uses Calistoga's mineral waters, offering numerous soaking treatments, scrubs and massages, and the exclusive Lakehouse restaurant is one of Napa's most celebrated.
Free Wine Testing 2. Hawksmoor House, Cape Winelands, South Africa A one-of-a-kind guesthouse on the Matjieskuil wine farm half an hour outside Cape Town, Hawksmoor House allows you a nostalgic glimpse into South Africa's vintage Winelands world: lingering breakfasts on the veranda, vineyard walks, sundowners on the stoop and indulgent dinners in an 18th-century dining room. Don't expect five-star flourishes - this is about unpolished home-grown perfection washed down with a spectacular sunset. The estate grows its own grapes, and provides its own label wines to help stock its cavernous cellar, but there are that many vineyards nearby (Stellenbosch, for starters) that you can take a tasting tour of the Winelands without leaving your armchair.
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Alexis Swanson Traina, creative director for Swanson Vineyards and daughter of winery founder W. Clarke Swanson, came up with the idea of The Salon, which opened in 2000, to enhance the dialogue between wine and its surroundings.
Wine Testing Tour The Salon, which includes stone gargoyles and paintings by Ira Yeager, is a space designed for leisure, for people to sit down around a large round table and experience Swanson’s wines paired with gourmet finger foods. According to winemaker Chris Phelps, the space has “worked very well as a tool to introduce people to our brand.” Two sit-down tastings are available, either the “Harvey” tasting, with six wines, three cheeses, proprietary caviar and proprietary bonbons or the “Jean Lafitte” tasting, which includes four wines, two cheeses and proprietary bonbons. Cost for the first is $55 per person and it is available at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Cost for the “Jean Lafitte” tasting is $30 per person and tastings are scheduled at 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
Wine Testing Tour India Tasting in Swanson’s Le Cirque, next to the Salon, are by appointment only. Winery staff pour four wines, which vary, for the tasting, and others can be opened, if customers are interested.
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