Archive for January, 2010

Schug Estate Wines and Event Reviews

This weekend I conducted two events with Axel Schug from Schug Estate out of Sonoma. I became aware of this winery over thirteen years ago. They are located in Sonoma’s Carneros AVA and produce some very well-balanced, elegant and food friendly wines. I had the great pleasure of getting to reconnect with Axel Schug, owner [...]

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The importance of Biodynamic, Certified Organic and Sustainable grape growing as it relates to quality wine production

In my fifteen year career in the wine business I have tasted my share of wines and have visited hundreds of vineyards. In recent years I have begun to understand the importance and correlation between sustainable vineyard practices and a wines quality. There seems to be three main growing methods that are emerging outside of [...]

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Making My Wine, Part Two

This last Friday I went up to Page Springs Cellars in Cornville, Arizona to taste wines from barrel. At 10:00 AM Eric Glomski and Joe Bechard met with me to taste wines that will go into my J.A.W. Cellars Reserve Red. I feel confident that I have narrowed down this wine’s varietal makeup and I’m [...]

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