Posts Tagged ‘Boutique Wine’

Off-Season Sounds of a Winery

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 […]

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The Wine Nose: its more than the thing on your face. #Donelanpedia

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.

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Wine Racking: air and removing settled material #Donelanpedia

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.

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Acidity in wine: compounds that give pucker to life. #Donelanpedia

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.

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Restaurants with Donelan: Boulevard in San Francisco

  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 […]

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Donelan grapevine flowering: how spring impacts the way your wine tastes.

  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 […]

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Flowering: when, what and how. No insects needed. #Donelanpedia

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.

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Alochol in Wine: what is it exactly? #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. Alcohol: Byproduct of yeast’s desire to be inefficient sugar consumers, & as a chemical in your brain requires government warning.

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Introducing Donelanpedia: a cheeky attempt to define wine terms.

  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.

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2013 vintage well on its way, stage set for great wine quality!

  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.  […]

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