Tammy13275: Hi there, I saw your post looking for a wine consultant position... I am a Wine Consultant with The Traveling Vineyard. Check out my website at www.myttv.com/Tammy13275 for all the information you need on starting your own business. Feel free to contac... moreHi there, I saw your post looking for a wine consultant position... I am a Wine Consultant with The Traveling Vineyard. Check out my website at www.myttv.com/Tammy13275 for all the information you need on starting your own business. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
November 24, 2008
kerry: ***NEW WINE RECOMENDATIONS.**** Check out my new blog entry on the results of New Zealand wines from the latest wine shows
October 7, 2008
Brian77: Hey Julie,hope you sat going well..i'll be away for awhile..back surgury on 9/3..see you when i'm up and around..ttyl :) sent along an add to friend request
August 30, 2008
annemarieparkin: if you're ever in the north of england you'll be given a lovely welcome.
August 23, 2008
kerry: Hey thanks for the add,Keep an eye on my profile for recomendations & deals on New Zealand wines,delivered to your door!!
August 23, 2008
dh2028: Hi Julie, Golf and wine never a bad combo!
August 21, 2008
HondaJohn: Hi Julie! Thanks for the add! Look forward to talking wine with you.
So I gotta ask ... why the status of 'blushing?' ;-)
August 21, 2008
grneyedgrl37 → annemarieparkin: Hi Anne Marie! Thanks for requesting me as a friend! I looked at your pictures and I would love to jump into several of them! If I find myself in Northern England let's share a bottle!
August 21, 2008
stugist: Hi Julie, greetings from the land down under, if I can ever be of any help with Australian wines just yell
You missed out on a great event tonight sponsored by Wine & Spirits Magazine over at the MODDA Gallery in Culver City. The wine was fabulous and the food very tasty. I hope you can make the next local event.
May 22, 2008
Bob27: Hi Julie, golf and wine are a great combo, I see you like Titus, one of my favorites, I was just there last week, suggest you try Bremer Family, very similar
May 12, 2008
RyE: Yeah, I really like this area, although I would much rather be closer to the WINE state, cali!!! Thanks for the add!
May 6, 2008
grneyedgrl37 → RyE: I used to live in Ashburn! It's so beautiful!!! I miss it a lot!
May 4, 2008
Viking: Hello Julie, your look so familiar, that smile is probably why I remember you. Well, I am just looking for people in my area that enjoy wine and gourmet foods too. Hope we can meet again.
grneyedgrl37 → wwluke: I drink it all!! :) As long as it's good! Thanks for the suggestions...I'm looking forward to trying them out...I'll let you know my thoughts....
April 13, 2008
wwluke: Hi Julie, thanks for the add.... here's a few more cabs you might like as a thank-you!!! Balnaves cabernet from coonawara - john riddoch cabernet from wynns estate, mas la plana from miguel torres in spain, cabernet cuvee alexander from montes alpha... moreHi Julie, thanks for the add.... here's a few more cabs you might like as a thank-you!!! Balnaves cabernet from coonawara - john riddoch cabernet from wynns estate, mas la plana from miguel torres in spain, cabernet cuvee alexander from montes alpha, chile... all delicious!!! Do you like sangiovese too? or any white wine? Any-hooooooo, catchya soon , L x
"Est vieilli le meilleur" (aged is best). This is the name of the game with cabernet sauvignon. That's because the secret to cabernet sauvignon's prowess as a wine of choice is a meticulous aging process.
Cabernet sauvignon is a red wine varietal that hails from the wineries of the famed district of Medoc in Bordeaux, France. According to studies conducted in 1997, cabernet sauvignon is the result of interbreeding sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc.
A glass of young and fresh cabernet sauvignon is resplendent of black currants and is very tannic. As the precious liquid ages, it gets hints of cherries, blackberries, ceday, bell peppers, green olives, pimientos, green peppercorns, and ginger.
You may also recognize the parfums of cedar, eucalyptus, leather, a cigar box, oak, earth, and chocolate emanating from this blood-colored elixir. Further downing a shot of cabernet sauvignon causes you to identify more saveur of coconuts, vanilla, musk, smoke, sweet wood, toast, and mushrooms.
These flavors and fragrances get more pronounced as the cabernet sauvignon advances with age. Truly, est vieilli le meilleur.
A very versatile grape, cabernet sauvignon, adapts well to being planted in many different regions around the World. This grape makes the reference reds that other wines are compared to. Mixed with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot in the Bordeaux regions of Medoc and Graves this grape makes the archetypal red wine. A wine that exists at a peak of refinement and allusiveness which few other wines can match.
Its life span after a good vintage can extend twenty or thirty years and beyond.
In California The cabernet sauvignons possess an enormously tannic and alcoholic wine barely tamed by its oak barrels. Their grandeur is unique and affords real aging potential where the wine takes on a chocolate softness.
For sheer drinkability cabernet sauvignon from Chile is hard to beat. The plum and mulberry fruit undertones have a purity and exuberance rarely matched from cabernet sauvignons of other countries.
Think of elegant red wines, and I assume Brunello will be part of the list--I mean, on top of the list. Made from the clone of Sangiovese grapes--Sangiovese Grosso--Brunello is velvety in texture, dark red in color, and rich in flavor; therefore, it's not quite surprising that Brunello has become the favorite of wine collectors and even dignitaries.
Looking at the History
It was in the late 19th century that Brunello came into existence, thanks to Clement Santi, the original Brunello-maker. Santi then was doing experiments with Sangiovese Grosso grapes and concocted a concentrated, aromatic, and good ageing wine variety, which would later become the Brunello wine we are so enamored with today. Since then, more Brunello producers appeared until it became so famous in Italy and other parts of the world.
The Secret of Success
Combine good climate, quality fruits, and excellent ageing process, and you'll have Brunello. This 150-year old wine is aged for about four to five years to assure quality and great flavor. And oh, by the way, Brunello is quite expensive, but the satisfaction you'll get is certainly worth the price.
If you are in the Los Angeles area (I know how large of an area that is) and know of events/tastings in L.A. that you plan on attending please let us know. I'm sure we are all going to bump into one another at some point in time so let's get started! Or, if you have a secret wine shop that is near and dear to your heart here in L.A., let us know about it.
Welcome to the Orange County, CA Area Wine Group. I'm looking for a couple of group leaders to to take over this group once we get it up and running. If you would like to organize or plan things please let me know. If you are in the area please join up. If you know of an event or tasting in the area please post it.