Where do bubbles really come from??
Sparkling wines have bubbles. And while the extra CO₂ is a natural by-product of fermentation (just like the alcohol), most wines remain flat. That extra gas for most of the reds and whites we drink blows off into the atmosphere. Your traditional Champagne then adds a pellet full of extra sugar and yeast to the still wine for a second fermentation. This is where they get the bubbles.
But, not matter how clean and natural your ingredients might be, this two-fermentation method is modern manufacturing. What if, instead, we tried to capture those first bubbles instead of wasting them to the air? Continue reading Wine Tasting: Natural Bubbles
This Saturday, September 2, as harvest begins all over the world and cool weather starts to set in, we thought we might open some wines that fit the zeitgeist.
We will be tasting from two California wineries: one of the old guard, and one of the new movement. Continue reading Wine Tasting: Pre Labor Day Tasting of California Wines
Wine Tasting: French Wines for the Summertime
This Saturday, join us for a tasting of fun summer wines from the king of wine-producing countries: FRANCE!
Tasting is free in the shop from 1pm to 3pm-ish.
Continue reading Liberté! Égalité! Frivolité!
Grenache, or Garnacha, or even Garnatxa, is one of life’s great wine adventures. It is a love affair with the most giving of red wines. In my opinion, Oz Clarke put it best:
It has a wonderful raw-boned power that sweeps you along in its intoxicating wake.
Continue reading Grenache is for Lovers
Today, November 6th, we will be offering a tasting of Kelly Bronze Turkeys and Lindera Farms Vinegars!
3pm to close
Continue reading Vinegars! and Turkey!
Come in today to taste three different spooky wines for Halloween.
Orange wine? Blood red bubbles? Wolves in Africa?
Tasting starts around noonish.
Today, October 30th, we will be offering a tasting of Kelly Bronze Turkeys.
3pm to close
Continue reading TASTING: Prepare for your Thanksgiving
Friday, October 23, 2015
Beginning at noon today, we will be tasting out four local ciders from Albemarle Ciderworks!
Continue reading Local Cider Tasting today
Daniel from Lindera Farms is here tasting some of his beautiful local vinegars. Please stop by and meet the vinegar-maker!
Lindera Farms produces craft vinegars made through non-interventionist farming and wild harvests. Locally made from Daniel’s family farm in Delaplane, VA.
Daniel will be here today, Saturday, October 3 from noon to 4ish. Come on by!