Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass, and get cozy with these Weekend Wine Links. Let’s find out what I’ve been sampling online in the world of wine.
How about a quick wine review before getting started? That ok? La Clarine Farm is a cool winery out of California doing familiar and oddball (in the best way) stuff, and I enjoy being part of their wine club. Especially when something like this 2013 Petit Manseng shows up. My review from Instagram: “Golden, with a lovely texture. Surprising and fascinating.” It slightly reminded me of sherry, just not as salty and fortified. I like the labels a lot, too.
Now back to the regularly scheduled links. My friend Luke from Wine Country BC has some great tips on how to get the most out of a wine country visit, whether it’s in British Columbia or, really, anywhere in the world.
Planning your trip to wine country http://t.co/T8wPuDg2cX
— Wine Country BC (@winecountrybc) April 21, 2015
Next up, another friend, Elin McCoy, on the necessary elements that comprise a great wine list. At this point in my wine life (and increasingly curmudgeonly ways) when I go to the vast majority of restaurants, I just want a one-page list with thoughtful, creative, and reliable choices. (OK, maybe one page front-and-back.)
That time in Burgundy 5 flat tires resulted in sparkling wine and wild boar.
— Joseph Hernandez (@joeybear85) April 22, 2015
How do you go from the wholesale tool business to wine? Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard explains. With plenty of footnotes.
Non-wine link: My friend Marissa has a Backyard Officebar Sanctuary. That is all.
— Marissa Brassfield (@efficient) April 20, 2015
This really was the week of friend tweets, eh?