The stories behind the wine
Geek Out with Rachael – Myths on Sulfites in Wine and Winemaking
When was the last tine you heard…“Red wine has more sulfites than whites” or “I’m allergic to the sulfites in red wine” or “I can only drink white wines, sparkling, roses or desert wines because of the sulfites” and the best of all “Organic wines have no sulfites”. Is it true? Read on to find out.
Geek Out with Rachael – Tannin: its all in the balance
We just got back from a Wine Technology Group seminar on Tannin yesterday. All three of us ladies were treated to a full day of intense lectures on tannin maintenance and extraction in both the vineyard and winery. We frequently attend these kinds of lectures and the...
Geek out with Rachael: An homage to growers
I had a long conversation with one of our vineyard managers last night that bordered on reverie. Andrew Shultz is the viticulturists at Hattrup Farms which includes both Elephant Mountain Vineyard and Sugar Loaf Vineyard in Rattlesnake Hills. We get all of our fruit...
Geek out with Rachael – Frankenwine
We live in a paradise of readily available, GMO free, organic, bio-dynamic foods. We have developed a culture around eating locally sourced, sustainably grown and raised foods. More and more packaging is available which shows us what is (or is not) in the foods we are...
Geek Out With Rachael: Demascene, Rotundone & Thymol
“I like a fruity wine with lots of spice, like black pepper and dried herbs. Got anything like that?” I overheard a man say in the Hood River tasting room on Thursday. Sara and Kristine steered him to a few of our wines, but I could almost list all of them. Truth is,...
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