We have a wonderful time every year at WineMaker Magazine’s annual home winemaking conference, and this year was no exception. This May we traveled to Portland, OR, and got to experience the wonders of Willamette Valley.
As usual, the wine was exquisite, and we learned so many things. Not the least of which was how to properly pronounce Willamette … “It’s Will-AM-it, dammit!” Continue reading →
We had so many photos to share from our trip to Virginia and the 2014 WineMaker Magazine Conference, we decided to give them their own post. Click on each image to see it full-size. Enjoy! For more photos from the … Continue reading →
Some wineries in the area are reporting up to 100% of their vines were damaged. It will be a while before they know how much damage the vines actually sustained, but they it’s going to be severe. This will undoubtedly mean lower yields in Finger Lakes wineries this year. Continue reading →
Living in Florida, it’s a long way to travel if I want to go to any of the famous wine regions. And that’s unfortunate, because Mrs. Noontime and I really enjoy wine tasting. But we’ve been pretty busy lately, and there hasn’t been time to get away for a wine vacation since our trip to Monterey, CA.
As it turns out, however, we can still have a small wine vacation near home. Last month we went away for a weekend trip to a winery that was just a four-hour drive from where we live. Continue reading →
Mrs. Noontime and I were in Monterey, CA a couple of weeks ago for the WineMaker Magazine home winemaking conference. We took advantage of the opportunity to add a few extra days to explore the area. After all, the California coast is a long way from where we live in Florida… might as well get the most out of the trip!
Our big goal for this trip was to try as many wines as we could while we were there. And we managed quite a few. Continue reading →
Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post this week, but we’ve been busy at the WineMaker Magazine Conference in Monterey, CA, May 17 and 18, 2013.
Yesterday was an amazing day, with classes on a variety of home winemaking topics. Some of the courses offered were: Wine Kit Blending, Reducing Sulfites, 5 Keys to Great Fermentation, Minimalist Winemaking, and Fixing and Preventing Common Winemaking Problems.
At lunch, we were treated to a keynote address from the Wine Wizard herself, Alison Crowe. She shared winemaking wiz-dom and encouraged us to make wine we enjoy.
Noontime Labels is once again proud to be a sponsor of the annual WineMaker Magazine Conference, held this year in Monterey, CA. The conference starts May 17, and I have a lot to get ready in the next week and a half.
One of the fun things I get to do is to select some of my own homemade wines to share at the Wine Share and Tasting Party. And I’ve been wondering how my wines will hold up on the flight from Florida to California. Continue reading →