Posts made in October, 2014


Here’s the second post in our Wine Tastings With Friends series. (Click here for the other tasting parties of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir) Indoor activities start to trump outdoor events as the weather cools. One way to create a lively event with friends is to host a wine tasting party. To review: First, choose a varietal. Next, choose foods that will work well with the wine. Then, send invitations out with varietal and food ideas...

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Here’s the first post in our Wine Tastings With Friends series. (Click here for the other tasting parties of Rosé and Pinot Noir) As cooler weather approaches, indoor activities start to take precedence over outdoor grilling, beach parties, and picnics. One way to create a lively wine and food pairing event with friends is to host a wine tasting party. First, choose a varietal. Next, choose foods that will pair well with the...

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The Sumner Vineyards Pond


Posted By on Oct 17, 2014

[portfolio_slideshow id=3421] Rainwater harvested from each year’s winter storms creates most of the water used in our winemaking process, we also have two wells. The water is first collected from our vineyard’s irrigation pond, makes its way to the winery, and then is returned—filtered—to the pond. Using ponds for ranch irrigation has many environmentally-friendly benefits. The California Agricultural Water Stewardship lists...

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About Trinity County Vineyards


Posted By on Oct 15, 2014

Wine-Searcher.com says that: Trinity County is one of California’s most northerly AVAs, just 65 miles south of the border with Oregon. The remote, mountainous county is better known for camping and fishing than for viticulture but unusual styles of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling are beginning to attract attention to the region. The county is almost completely covered with forests and mountains, and its settlements tend to...

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Wine And Food Flavor Balancing


Posted By on Oct 13, 2014

There are four basic flavors that we taste. Sweet, salt, bitter, sour. How do the four tastes interact with wine and food? The different taste qualities either inhibit-suppress one another, or balance-compliment one another. Food and Wine Pairing Examples Sweet Complements Salt Sweet wines such as Port or Sauternes compliment Stilton cheese because sweet and salt balance one another. Sweet Suppresses Bitter Sweetness suppresses...

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