Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wine Tasting 101

we
recently
had family
visiting
from 
Scotland

...via South America

as
they
are
in the
throws
of
their
Round the World Adventure


(Ram and Katie at Claiborne and Churchill Winery)

we thought
that
taking
Katie and Ram
wine tasting
   in the
      Edna Valley
         would really
              help them get a
                 "taste"
                     of what the 
                          Central Coast
                               is known for


First Stop   Baileyana Winery

Baileyana Winery
and
Niven Family Wines
Tasting Room
is
housed
within the 
1909
Independence School House
It has
local
color and history
and
is the
perfect
spot
for a picnic
        a bocci ball throwdown
             or just to taste some delicious Niven Family wines



There 
are
methods
to
wine tasting...

the simplest:
1.  Swirl the wine in the glass 
2.  Stick your nose in the glass
                                and breathe in the nuances of the wine    (what do you smell?)
3.  Take a sip and let the wine fill your mouth

4.  Taste the nuances  (does the wine taste like it smelled? or are there different flavors?)
5.  Enjoy!
      



Baileyana and Niven Family Wines
   have many
       different varietals and blends
              to enjoy        
       
and the surroundings are truly breathtaking



We
continued
on 
Orcutt Road
inhaling
the beauty
of
Spring
and the vines
with
their new
growth

we
next stopped at
Claiborne and Churchill Winery

            where we revelled in
                  their Alsacian style wines:
                        Dry Gewurtztraminer
                         Dry and Semi dry Riesling

                            and their Pinot Noir
Katie and Ram
caught on
quickly
to the
methodology
of 
wine tasting....and YES!  enjoyed it quite a bit!!


all are unique    all are charming  and all have stellar wines

We have all sorts
of maps
and 
wine information
at Petit Soleil
and
we would
love
to help
you
with you
own
Wine Tasting 101




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