Christina visited Donkey and Goat winery in Berkeley, and Littorai in Sonoma.
Extremely healthy compost=extremely heathy grapes=extremely delicious wine
And here’s a link to the boys from Scribe for you lady listeners to drool over.
What the what? Meritage (not ‘merit-aah-ge’!)
Home Wine Storage:
Here’s the wine pump Christina talks about. And it’s only $5!
And here’s a link to the rich people floor cellar.
– Listener Question:
Aeshna asked about storing and serving wine at room temperature, particularly if you’re from India where it’s over 100F in the summer!
It’s always best to chill all wines slightly, more for whites than reds of course. Here are the ideal serving temperatures:
White Wines: 45-50 °F or 7-10 °C
Red Wines: 50-65 °F or 10-18 °C
Rosé Wines: 45-55 °F or 7-13 °C
Sparkling Wines: 42-52 °F or 6-11 °C
Fortified Wines: 55-68 °F or 13-20 °C
Ideal range of temperature for STORING red wine is 50-55ºF or 10-16ºC. White wines can be stored at lower ranges at 45ºF.
-Wine(ries) of the Week: Twi wineries that both lead back to one lady- Eva Fricke (not to be confused with Jean-Pierre Frick, famous Biodynamic winemaker from Alsace!). If you haven’t explored the amazing-ness that is riesling, a wonderful place to start is with Leitz and Eva Fricke.
Pic credited to: http://vinofil.no/2011/03/eva-fricke-–-stein-for-stein/[/h4]
Find Leitz all over the US for about $8-16, and an even bigger range all over the UK. A good place to start is at Waitrose Wine Direct, which has their Riesling Kabinett for about £10.
Fricke wines are available in the US for shipping from a few California merchants. The San Francisco Wine Company has Lorch for about $34. In the UK, Fricke wines are available at The London Winery (http://www.thewineryuk.com/home/) for about £29-37
And here’s a funny picture of our German friend Soren who kindly wrote our ‘Where in the World’ questions for us this week. Note: he would probably want us to tell you that he does not normally read French men’s magazines. Or men’s magazines in general.