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Carl Hudson
August 31, 2016 | Carl Hudson

How to Keep “Leftover” Wine

What is “leftover” wine? For some, it is hard to imagine such a thing. The best case scenario is not to leave any wine in a bottle. But, if you sometimes find wine left in the bottle(s) after dinner or at evening’s end, what can be done about it?  Continue »

Carl Hudson
August 17, 2016 | Carl Hudson

Blanc du Bois – For the Hot & Humid

Blanc du Bois is a hybrid grape generated by John Mortenson at the Univ of Florida in 1968, by crossing another hybrid, Florida D 6-148 with Cardinal, a CA table grape. The varietal was named for Emile DuBois, a grower who emigrated from France to the U.S. in 1882. It was released to commercial growers in 1987, and has now spread across the southeastern states from Florida to Texas. Hallmark characteristics include crisp acidity, fresh fruit and floral aromas, along with citrusy flavors. Blanc du Bois typically works better in off-dry wines, and has been used to make fortified wines in the style of Madeira.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM
Carl Hudson
August 3, 2016 | Carl Hudson

Mourvèdre – Warm Weather Wonder

Mourvèdre (moor-ved), also known as Mataró or Monastrell, is an important grape in warm weather areas of Europe, especially along the Mediterranean Coast of Spain and France. Also grown in Australia and the U.S., the styles of wine made from Mourvèdre range from rosés to lighter reds, and from dark, full-bodied reds to port-style wines.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 3, 2016 at 7:00 AM
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