These are strange days indeed, and the strangeness has not eluded the wine business. In this episode, we take a look at the “State of The Wine Union,” examining the startling developments both in the wine biz and the world at large and how the two affect one another. Friend of The Pod and Master Sommelier Candidate Kat Thomas joins us to give insight to the recent shake-up at the Court of Sommeliers and why it’s important to everything from the wine in your glass to the cause of social justice.But worry not: with a hearty glass of the 2019 Gracianna Winery “Arozza” Russian River Valley Rosé – with its 15.4% alcohol – things can’t possibly get too heavy.
Pairs With Gracianna Rosé & The State Of The Wine Union
- by John Taylor
The 2016 Altocedro Gran Riserva Malbec es muy loco, but in all the good ways. To start, Altocedro harvests from 70-year-old vines from a 107-year-old vineyard. Not unusual, especially for Mendoza malbec. BUT, then they take the harvested Malbec in whole clusters and barrel co-ferment with 4% Semillon in French oak.
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