Constellation Brands Constellation Brands, Inc., headquartered in Victor, New York, is the largest wine company in the world with a broad portfolio of wine brands complemented by imported beer, spirits and other beverage alcohol products. The company was established in 1945 by Marvin Sands in the Finger Lakes region of New York as Canandaigua Industries
If you cooked up a special meal that was just perfect to go with a Cab Syrah blend and you suddenly realized that you have plenty of one or the other but not both, would you blend them? Have you ever sipped straight out of the bottle when no one was looking? Is it OK
Is a hundred dollar bottle of wine really better than a five dollar bottle of wine? Maybe, but thinking your wine cost a hundred dollars can make you enjoy it more. So, if you want to make sure your in-laws love the wine, tell them it was expensive. Research from the California Institute of Technology
A very sexy edition of Grape Encounters Radio! Learn all about the aphrodisiac some wines and food from the very exciting Amy Reiley, co-author of THE LOVE DIET COOKBOOK. Amy sizzles in this episode. Later in the show we have a very spirited debate on whether screwcaps screw up the romance of an otherwise amazing wine. Dubbed “the world’s handsomest blogger,” Clive Pursehouse pleads his case convincingly on this very special edition of Grape Encounters Radio!
“We may show up on google as a link to someone who liked or disliked what we put out there–and while I tend to prefer the likes, the dislikes can be rewarding too because I recognize that I am often too close to the subject and overlook things that might be significant.”
I’m going to spend the long weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley where I hope to get a very special group of perfect strangers together to talk about possibilities. And yes, these strangers are perfect. Frankly, I am awed by the incredible people that have wandered into my life recently… Shelly, Brian, John, Wes, Keith,
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This week, David takes issue with wine descriptions that leave consumers scratching their heads in bewilderment. So he brings renowned winemaker and wine judge Wes Hagen in to translate the verbosity of some of these absolutely silly wine descriptions. Plus, Wes lets listeners know what amazing cellar-stocking deals are going on right now.
“This is a street-walker of a wine, making up for its lack of class and refinement with its well-rounded, sexually-charged assets.”
I did not ever intend to blog. For a very long time, I didn’t even know what a blog was. I originally thought it was a chunk of something caught in your throat. Anyway, here I am, when I could be watching TV or doing something entertaining–but instead, I’m pecking on the keyboard… and you’re
The wines were actually the same white wine, one of which had been tinted red with food coloring. But that didn’t stop the experts from describing the “red” wine in language typically used to describe red wines. One expert praised its “jamminess,” while another enjoyed its “crushed red fruit.” Not a single one noticed it was actually a white wine.
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