Thursday, August 9, 2007

FREE TASTES!!! (in exchange for your opinion)

How are y'all today. Boy it's a hot one yet again here in Boulder, CO. Great day to go down and sip on some cold refreshing white wine. Speaking of trying wine we will be participating in another parking lot tasting outside of the Westminster Total Beverage. This Friday (8/10) from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm and Saturday (8/11) from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm we and other wineries will be pouring samples of our wines in the parking lot of the Westminster Total Beverage. Come by and say hi and let 'em know you saw it here.

On a different note...Last week we did some more blending trials with that red I had mentioned some time ago. We came up with some fantastic wines with the help of our tasting experts (you!), who assisted us in narrowing it down at the tasting room. Unfortunately it is not that easy. It's a pretty complicated process choosing the blend that will be used in the final product. We were going for an economical bottle, great for everyday consumption. What we found is that the favorite blend would end up being a mid-price bottle (around $18). One problem with this is that it would be a non-vintage wine, meaning the wine consists of a blend of wine from different years. Believe me, I know what a huge role that vintage plays. Besides telling you what year the grapes were picked, it can tell you how rich the wine might be or how long it may last in the wine cellar (or your closet depending on where you choose to store your wine). To me though the quality of the wine is the most important thing and I would prefer a high quality non-vintage wine to a lesser quality vintage wine. And remember that quality of wine is defined by your tastes, it's not what somebody else tells you you should like. Am I wrong? What do you think? Would you buy an $18 bottle of non-vintage wine? Let me know. Stay tuned for more on this.

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