moneyisnotimportant:

Hustle by Joey Roth
One of my favorites.

moneyisnotimportant:

Hustle by Joey Roth

One of my favorites.

sfwine:

Vines at Champagne Tarlant. #latergram #wine (Taken with Instagram)

sfwine:

Vines at Champagne Tarlant. #latergram #wine (Taken with Instagram)

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winelibrary:

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Half Ton Transformer-style Wine Rack made of auto transmission parts (via Half Ton Transformer-style Wine Rack made of auto transmission parts)

Coolest wine rack ever?

winelibrary:

imbloggingme:

Half Ton Transformer-style Wine Rack made of auto transmission parts (via Half Ton Transformer-style Wine Rack made of auto transmission parts)

Coolest wine rack ever?

Summer Cocktails!

Check out this cool link for a summer cocktail generator using a base spirit, a modifier and citrus!

And here you go!!
Map of Champagne all filled in for you.  It’s good to practice with blanks to test your knowledge at ALL levels.  Even from the most basic regions to placing different champagne houses, vineyard sites, and just having a visual place to write down any and all information you know about the region.  Keep at it! 

And here you go!!

Map of Champagne all filled in for you.  It’s good to practice with blanks to test your knowledge at ALL levels.  Even from the most basic regions to placing different champagne houses, vineyard sites, and just having a visual place to write down any and all information you know about the region.  Keep at it! 

Brush up on some theory for champagne and sparkling wine with these flashcards I put up on flashcardexchange.com.  They’re great for studying on the go!

TEST YOUR SKILLS ON CHAMPAGNE!
Here’s a blank map for you to test your skills on the wine growing regions within Champagne, France.
Can you:
Name all seven major regions
Name which grape varieties (of the 3 major ones) dominate in each region
Name these two main rivers that run through Champagne
Name this main forest area highlighted in green
Name as many of the 17 Grand Cru vineyards that you can

TEST YOUR SKILLS ON CHAMPAGNE!

Here’s a blank map for you to test your skills on the wine growing regions within Champagne, France.

Can you:

  1. Name all seven major regions
  2. Name which grape varieties (of the 3 major ones) dominate in each region
  3. Name these two main rivers that run through Champagne
  4. Name this main forest area highlighted in green
  5. Name as many of the 17 Grand Cru vineyards that you can

BACK TO CHAMPAGNE!!! Did you know that….

                                                       

 - There are 49 million bubbles in a 750 ml bottle of Champagne according to scientist Bill Lembeck, based on 5.5 atmospheres of pressure and stored at 20 degrees celsius.

- The pressure in a bottle of Champagne is 90 pounds per square inch, about three times that of a car tire.

- The longest Champagne cork flight in the world was 177 feet, 9 inches, set by American Heinrich Medicus in 1988 in New York.

- A Champagne cork leaves the bottle at a a velocity of about 38-40 mph, but can pop out as fast as a 100 mph.

Now you do!

Had a lot of fun at the 2012 Family Winemakers of California Fourth Annual Tasting in San Diego! About 200 wineries present and pouring their stuff! Special thanks to Ken Brown from Ken Brown wines for sharing so much knowledge and insights and Wes Hagen from Clos Pepe wines, a true character!  Also, thanks to Ryan and Daniella from Wine Maps for the invitation!  

I was most impressed by the Pinot’s from Littorai, really nice wines.  The Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas 2010 white (Rhone) blend was probably my favorite white wine of the day.  I’m going to keep my eyes out for it! 

What is your favorite wine from California? Let it be a small family winemaker, cult wine or industrial giant, what brings back memories for you?