LOWELL — Being the respected oenophile that he is, it was just a matter of time before Sun Editor James Campanini used Sun Spot, the newspaper’s new collaborative effort with Lowell Telecommunications Corp., to highlight his passion. That time has arrived. During Thursday night’s airing of Sun Spot on cable channel 8 at 6 p.m.,
Every Monday Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses a new wine of the week. For 1st January 2018 the Martini, Asti Spumante from Italy is his Wine of the Week. Sweet, frothy and straightforward, it’s an easy drinking and widely available antidote to Christmas excesses.
Learn how grape sampling and sugar testing are done at Jordan Winery to determine when to pick grapes. This winemaking process video also discusses the importance of taste and trusting our palates to determine when to start picking grapes. Go behind the scenes with our winemakers at http://blog.jordanwinery.com.
What is Spätburgunder? Dr. Ernst Loosen describes Pinot Noir as he and his family grow it in Germany, and provides a wonderful overview of Spätburgunder as grown across the country from the Pfalz to the Ahr. Germany was until recently the second largest Pinot Noir producer in the world, though now the United States is
Some people get nervous when they have to taste a bottle of wine in a restaurant, or anywhere else for that matter. Don’t! Watch this 50-second video to learn how to fake it, at least until you become a true pro. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the
Wine doesn’t have to be super complicated. Cristie Norman, a wine professional and Certified Sommelier, teaches the basics of wine, spirits, and beverage etiquette in a simple, fun and informative way. In Episode 2, Cristie gives a brief, humorous description of the International Varieties for the complete wine beginner and clues to whether or not
Every Monday Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses a new wine of the week. For 3rd July 2017 the Crozes-Hermitage ‘Grand Classique’ 2015 from the Cave des Tain in France is his Wine of the Week.
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Aussie Rieslings can be enjoyable on release and some –even value wines under $15– can mature quite nicely. Learn about these wines with Harvey Steiman as he tastes a pair of Leasingham Bin 7 Rieslings, one from 2007 and the other from 2003.
Watch how to prune olive trees with the Jordan Winery vineyard team, which practices olive tree trimming on 18 acres of olive trees on the Jordan Estate to maintain a shorter tree that produces quality Spanish and Italian olives. These pruned olive tree branches are then used as firewood for Jordan’s culinary events or shredded
Alessandra Bera talks about how Moscato d’Asti is produced by her family in Piedmont, Italy at Vittorio Bera & Figli. The process from vine to bottle for making this sparkling wine is explained. Alessandra sat with Ask a Winemaker at Red and White in Chicago in 2013. See all of our videos with Alessandra Bera:
Many of us like to think we’re clued up on what wines we like and which ones we don’t, but when faced with a supermarket or shop full of different types of wines, choosing the perfect drop can be a minefield. While it’s all about the different type of grapes used; without sticking with the
A truly special day it was to have OG Napa great John Williams in the hot seat. He may be a ‘Grumpy Old Man’, but his wines have stood the test of time and continually prove why he’s one of the best in the Valley and always has been.
Jordan Viticulturist Brent Young discusses the flowering process of the grapevine life cycle and how inclement weather during flowering can affect the grape harvest, specifically in 2011. Learn how grapevines self-pollinate and how the second half of a grape growing season can paint a different picture at harvest. http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2011/07/2011-growing-season-report-cool-spring-grapevine-flowering-delays/
What do vineyards cost in the south of France? From Chateauneuf du Pape to Corbieres, Jon Bowen walked us through land prices across the Languedoc. The most expensive land in the Languedoc comes from an area that might surprise you. Ready to buy? Jon explains how the process works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmMMPLhyOBo&index=2&list=PLddUmDhg4G_L1uMI-r6kVLdtiUCCpO21f Alex Gambal told us about
We decided to troll our wine expert. Patrick Cappiello, the award-winning wine director at Rebelle in New York City, had to taste test and grade five boxed wines: Vella, Bandit, Franzia, Black Box and Bota Box. Some were absolutely awful, but some, to his surprise, were actually good. Check out the video to see which
83 different kinds of Californian wines from 31 wineries have arsenic levels in excess of 20 parts per billion according to a recent class action lawsuit, so of course we did a taste test of all the tasty arsenic wines! Have you ever had any of the wines on the list? Full wine list of
Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses the Pongracz Cap Classique, Champagne Veuve Clicquot and Champagne Moet and Chandon Rosés as his wines of the week for St Valentine’s night. Broadcast 12th February 2012