Happy Women’s Month 💁🏻♀️💁🏼♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏾♀️💁🏿♀️ This week we wanted to take a step back and talk about some ladies that transformed the wine industry by defying traditional gender roles AKA smashed the 🍾champagne ceiling. Barbe-Nicole Clicquot AKA La Grande Dame of Champagne & Louise Pommery AKA Cuvee Louise...
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While whites often get poo-pooed 💩for not having as much depth as reds, we beg to differ! They are refreshing and can be quite interesting - you just need to know where to look ;). Mexico is making some lovely wines though its most famous for its tequila, mezcal, and beers - wine has often been an ignored middle child. All this is changing with Valle De Guadalupe, a valley in Baja Norte, just south of the California border.
Light & delicate 🧚♀️these wines are fresh and light. They have fewer tannins - great examples of this would be Pinot Noir and Gamay. Soft & fruity 🍓these are fruity, soft and medium-bodied reds that are easy drinking and pair well with food, no-food, life. Think Merlot, Malbec, or unoaked Cabernets.
UC Davis professor Linda Bisson noticed an alarming trend - her students year over year increasingly could not identify cork taint - and in fact if they did, they liked the aroma. She finally made the connection that baby carrots - have a high-risk for developing TCA - the same chemical compound that infects wine corks.