The Wine Life

“Spring is natures way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” – Robin Williams

Let the party begin! The Vernal Equinox is almost upon us and we are already starting to see how the sun is warming the soil, bringing about new life, growth and energy to the farm.

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Red Mountain Recipe Series - Oven Roasted Pork Chop with Savory Bread Pudding and Romesco Sauce and Chocolate Ganache Cake (Vegan)

Oven roasted pork chop w/ savory bread pudding and Romesco sauce Paired with 2018 SVL Touriga Nacional and Chocolate ganache cake (vegan) paired with 2018 SVL Malbec by Dovetail Joint

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Evidence mounts that eco-friendly wine tastes better Certified organic French wines rated higher by experts, UCLA-led study finds

“I like natural wine. If a wine’s too technical, I’m turned off.” -Kermit LynchCheers to Kermit Lynch! Grapes are natural and it makes sense that wine should also be natural. Too many additives, techniques and recipes to create the “perfect” wine can dampen the soul of the what the wine naturally is. Fermented grapes. There is no question that biodynamic and organic farming enhances biodiversity and results in better soil quality and reduced pollution from fertilizer or pesticide run-off. The debate seems to be more around the issue of taste. Do biodynamically and organically produced wines taste better? Yes, they do. This UCLA-led study has found evidence that eco-friendly wines, do indeed, taste better.

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Red Mountain Recipe Series - Coeur a la Creme

Coeur a la Creme with Hedges RMF Raspberry Sauce by Heather & Ryan Brown - Hedges Chefs

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From Land to Glass

The Vineyard, the winery and beyond. How Hedges wines eventually make it to you!

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Red Mountain Recipe Series - Textures of Mushroom

January Recipe of the Month: Textures of Mushroom by Eric Dohrman of Statement Catering

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Cheers to this moment

Let’s all raise a glass and cheers to this moment.

It’s hard to know what to say about this past year. For some, it was a normal year of uncertainty. For others, it was the first time they had to deal with not knowing what would come next.

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What "dry" actually means...

Your first step in becoming a wine Jedi is to know exactly what "dry" means because it is often misused. When many people call the wine dry, they're trying to say that the wine's texture feels dry on the tongue, but the term is landing incorrectly.

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You Know What I Love? Restaurants.

You know what I miss? Restaurants. Long amazing lunches and dinners with my wife where we can reconnect as a couple over a glorious bottle of wine, a meal that doesn’t require us to wash plates afterward. I miss the fancy dishes prepared by classically trained chefs, and I miss my go-to comfort food. The next time I’m able to sit down at a table and have a server take my order, I’m going to...

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