Posts Tagged ‘Boutique Wine’
In a winery, the off-season sounds like the forklift charger’s occasional, throaty buzz in the quiet cellar. The barrel room door’s sharp snap as it shuts and closes. A pallet jacket rumbling across the cement floors. The ubiquitous winery sound of steel on steel – a metal bucket clanging against a tank. These sounds all […]
Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Nose: that thing on your face below your eyes, also a reference to the entirety of a wine’s smell.
Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Racking: often used to give wine a bit of air; process of removing wine from settled material at bottom of an aging vessel.
Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Acidity: compounds that give pucker to life. Backbone of wine, too little = fat, too much = sour, right amount = supple balance.
At 1 Misson St in San Francisco stands Boulevard Restaurant. Consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in the city as well as across the country, we are honored to now don their wine list. You may find the 2010 Cuvee Moriah Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre blend amongst their award winning wine list curated […]
This Spring in the vineyards is springing with incredible alacrity. It now seems it will not be long before we’ll be sampling vineyards of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah! We’ve written of bud break, and the next major development in grapevines related to harvest and wine is flowering. Very simply flowering is the period […]
Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Flowering: 6-8 wks after budbreak grapevine’s perfect flowers undress losing petals creating “cap fall”. No insects needed for sex.
Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. Alcohol: Byproduct of yeast’s desire to be inefficient sugar consumers, & as a chemical in your brain requires government warning.
We are starting a series we call Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. To get things started, how about Donelanpedia! Donelanpedia: a cheeky attempt to define wine terms in 140 characters or less. Send terms our way, we’ll become your winopedia.
Here we go again. The seasonality of producing wine is one of its most attractive elements. As a former Donelan intern once said “it’s a grape’s world and we’re just living in it.” Buds have broken, shoots and leaves are extending (at great speed with this heat!), and another vintage is on its way. […]