“It takes a lot of beer to make wine.” This is one of the first axioms I heard when I tried my hand at winemaking with my father-in-law, a proprietor of a local vineyard and winery, nearly a decade ago. Obviously the sentiment isn’t literal, and more than a little hyperbolic, but it does speak to the fact that artisan wine, beer, cider and distilled spirits are interconnected on several levels. Many of the basic processes of fermentation are similar, but there is also a kindred spirit when it comes to creating a unique and flavorful product out of raw ingredients, which are also often locally produced.
India Vineyard The Bluffs Vineyard and Winery, located about 10 miles west of Murphysboro on Illinois 3, can attest to this fact. Cheryl and Steve Ellis opened their winery in April 2010, but had been making wine and dreaming of a commercial winery since the mid-1990s.
Red Wine In India “My family has always made wine,” Steve explains, “and we enjoyed going to the few local wineries there were at the time. We just believed this was something we could do to contribute to the area.” Steve is a Murphysboro native, and Cheryl is from Jacob. So, regional appeal is at the heart of what the Ellises strive for — a fact that is not lost on visitors to their beautiful, spacious and friendly tasting room.
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Lang & Reed's 2010 Cabernet Franc has it all -- a gorgeous red-violet color, beautiful texture, a taste of cherries, forest and smoke. This one, an assemblage of four vineyards from Lake County to Napa Valley, is refined and subtle, with ripe tannins and a lovely finish. From $19 to $23.
Vineyards India Here's a scenario: You’ve got a hankering for roast chicken, either from your favorite takeout, a restaurant, or from your own oven.
India Vineyard Mine would be Judy Rodger’s justly famous bird with bread and arugula salad from her masterful “The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant.” The beautiful thing about roast chicken is that it pairs with both red and white wines. Nothing too intense and certainly no reds with massive tannins. But other than that, wine choices can cover a broad spectrum.
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Snow, sleet, freezing rain. If you’re sick and tired of the weather affecting most of the country, you’re not alone. When piling on layers of clothing fails to banish the chill from your bones, why not warm up from the inside out? Weather this cold shouts out for red wine – the bolder the better. And what better region to turn to for a group of diverse yet supremely satisfying red wines than Italy? Italy has been producing wine since the second century B.C., and it has remained a fundamental part of Italian life ever since. Red wine production here is twice that of white wine, and each of Italy’s 20 wine regions has a culture all its own.
Wine Society Of India From Nebbiolo in Piedmont to Cannonau in Sardinia, Italy’s treasure trove of indigenous red grape varieties is virtually unrivaled in the world of wine.
India Winery For immediate relief from the chill, here is a selection of robust Italian reds at a variety of price points.
America may be a young country and our wine industry even younger, but there are old vineyards that produce seriously delicious wine. Seek them out writes sommelier Jordan Salcito.
Wine To India California’s oldest vineyards hold some very deep secrets. A handful of parcels interspersed throughout the state have survived everything from Phylloxera and Prohibition to the Great Depression. In addition to producing great wines, these vineyards offer important insight into our collective national past.
Wine Society Of India A couple of years ago, while out to dinner with a friend, I drank a glass of Turley Wine Cellars “Bechtold Vineyard” Cinsault. She ordered it. I was skeptical. But that wine, a balanced blend of supple fruit, focused acidity and sweet spice, was my wake-up call. Some of California’s best wines these days are coming from these ancient vineyards. And the vineyards, which generate lower yields and are often expensive to farm, are at risk.
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