Wine, Wine Making, Wine Education

 

May
20

Sense of Smell and Wine Tasting

Bacon in my Syrah! There is a great deal of research studies and experiments done with regards to vision and color recognition. When it comes to the sense of smell there are not as many. In fact, if you do a search on the internet for sense of smell in humans it shows the lowest… Continue reading Sense of Smell and Wine Tasting

May
12

Overview of Sparkling Wine Making using Traditional Method

Overview of Sparkling Wine Making using Traditional Method There are many methods to make sparkling wine – traditional (Méthode Traditionelle), Bulk (Charmat), Transfer, Transversage, and pet-nat (Petillant Naturale). Currently, I am making sparkling wine at the Allan Hancock College Winery in Santa Maria, CA using the traditional method under the mentorship of Prof. Alfredo Koch. It… Continue reading Overview of Sparkling Wine Making using Traditional Method

Apr
10

Wine, Alcohol, and Headaches

Wine, Alcohol, and Headaches You had a fun social evening drinking wine and the next day you woke up with a nagging headache. Is this a hangover headache or it is caused by some ingredient or chemical present in the wine? If you care to ask yourself, “How much wine did you drink, how much… Continue reading Wine, Alcohol, and Headaches

Mar
10

The Indian Story of Wine

The Indian Story of Wine   Wine in India has a love-hate relationship with its consumers. India is the land of long history of culture, agriculture, and scriptures such as the Vedas (Religious Texts), Artha-Shastra (Political Science, Kama-Sutra (You know what!) and Ayur-Veda (Medical Science). During the Vedic period 2000-1400 B.C., Soma juice was made… Continue reading The Indian Story of Wine

Feb
12

Viticulture: Vineyard Site Soil Survey

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Web Portal provides useful tool for vineyard site soil survey. The is video shows you how to quickly create your vineyard soil survey report using location specific latitude and longitude coordinates. Download Sample Report Here Ref: https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/WebSoilSurvey.aspx