Archive for January, 2011

Evaluation of NewAir 32-Bottle, Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

 

NewAir AW-321ED 32-Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler

NewAir AW-321ED 32-Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler

Once a person reaches a certain level of wine enthusiasm, a way of storing wine in a cool, stable environment becomes a necessity.

In today’s world, very few people store wine to age it. Nevertheless, most wine aficionados want some way to protect wine from heat (at least in the short-term) and to keep it at a more appealing serving temperature. This does not have to be some dusty, brick-walled cellar with one incandescent bulb with a pull-chain. (more…)

Thoughts on “House Style”

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

 

Norm Beko. From: Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery

Norm Beko. From: Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery

There are those wine brands whose “House Style” – a unique and distinctive common stylistic thread – is present in all their wines. In the Central Coast, and Santa Barbara County in particular, there are a few producers who fit in this category.

There is the unabashedly Californian ripeness of Paul Lato and Joey Tensley‘s wines, the high-octane styling of Consilience‘s Brett Escalera and the powerful compositions of Greg Brewer‘s wines and the dazzling elegance of Dragonette wines. (more…)


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