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15

Jun

2016

Does Your Wine Glass Really Matter?

Is the overwhelming variety of glass shapes just marketing hype or is there science to it?

If you have been wine tasting recently, or shopping for new glassware, you may have noticed an overwhelming variety of glass shapes and styles. Some people think it’s only the wine that matters, and that the abundance of glassware is just marketing hype to increase sales. They believe that the wine will taste the same out of any vessel; whether it’s a mason jar, coffee mug, straight from the bottle, or the “appropriate” glass for that particular style of wine. However, according to Claus Riedel, the specific shape of the glass helps a wine drinker to pick up every aroma of the wine and also direct the wine to the exact part of the mouth that would allow him/her to taste that wine best.
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11

May

2016

It Isn’t Just Dirt: An Exploration of Soil Types in Sonoma County

Learn About Gary Farrell Winery's Vineyard Sources & Soil Types

One of the most important distinguishing factors of Sonoma County is the diversity of its soil types. In fact, there is a greater variety of soil in Sonoma County than in all of Western Europe. A trip through Sonoma County is a geological journey through several different geological worlds. Here we give you a brief education of soil types and an overview of Gary Farrell Winery's vineyard soils that lend to our renowned single vineyard wines.
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1

Apr

2016

The Art and Science of Winemaking - PART THREE

YEAST SELECTION, FERMENTATION & EXTENDED MACERATION

Our final part of this series, Winemaker Theresa Heredia and Assistant Winemaker Brent McKoy discuss yeast selection and fermentation, sharing some of their artistic choices that balance the science of winemaking and result in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of great elegance and balance.
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17

Feb

2016

Wine Diamonds...Friend or Foe?

FEAR NOT THOSE CRYSTALS IN YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE

This has probably happened to you... You pull the cork from your bottle of Chardonnay and it looks like there are shards of glass on the cork, in your glass, or worse - in your mouth! Before you dump that delicious wine down the drain, assuming you've opened a defective bottle, let us give you a quick education in tartrate crystals... or as we like to call them, Wine Diamonds. 
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