This is the second release of our 2012 Chardonnay. When I decided to make Chardonnay, winemaker Kent Humphrey felt we should test our market with a small sampling. We only produced 56 cases for our experiment. The wine was well received and we sold out rather quickly. Based on the market response, we quickly produced a second bottling of 2012 Chardonnay.
One of the things I wanted to accomplish during my March Napa trip was to visit some of the wineries that donated wine to my grandson Adler’s cancer benefit last August. Hyde de Villaine (HdV) was one those wineries. After a series of emails beginning in January, with James Eyer, General Manager, and Eddie Townsend, […]Belle Cousine, Chardonnay, De La Guerra, Eddie Townsend, Guillaume Boudet, HdV Wines, Hyde de Villaine, Napa, Stéphane Vivier, Viognier
First and foremost on the agenda of any of my Napa trips is to take care of anything that has to do with our wine business…such as meeting with our vendors, winemakers, etc. At the top of this trip’s agenda was blending new wines. I was really excited about this trip as we were blending […]Adler's Blend, Chardonnay, Glenwood Cellars, Kent Humphrey, Napa, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc
Storing wine properly is not as simple as keeping whites in the fridge and reds on the counter. Watch this informative video on the importance of properly controlling wine temperatures so your wines taste as good as they should.Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, serving wine, storing wine, wine temperature
A couple of the questions I get asked a lot are “What temperature should I serve my wine at?” and “Should I store my wine in the refrigerator?” and “Do I need to chill wines?” First, let me address the issue of storing your wine in your kitchen refrigerator. The common kitchen refrigerator maintains a temperature somewhere between 35 and 38 degrees and it has relatively low levels of humidity as well. As you will see from our guidelines, the optimum temperatures for serving wine range from 45 to 65 degrees. These temperatures are well above the temperature your refrigerator is capable of maintaining…Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blac, wine temperature