Category Archives: Syrah

ACORN Winery: The Art and Magic of Perfect Balance

In my push to work on the “Wine for Normal People” book (draft done, selling to publishers in process!), many things took a back seat. Among those I feel guiltiest about: not reviewing the ACORN Winery samples that Bill and Betsy Nachbur so generously sent to me for consideration in...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 134 — How to Become a Winemaker with Ryan Schmaltz from Bella Winery

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/134_Ep_134__How_to_Become_a_Winemaker_with_Ryan_Schmaltz_from_Bella_Winery.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:37 — 60.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week, we have a great story for you! Ryan Schmaltz, podcast listener and chemistry Ph.D turned winemaker at Bella Winery and Wine Caves in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma shares his fascinating...

ACORN Winery from Sonoma: Where Consistency and Quality Reign

Sometimes you can taste a signature of the winemaker in a great wine. When that happens it’s fabulous. It’s a different experience. I liken it to the difference between a typewritten note and a handwritten one. They are both nice to receive but the handwritten one is like a virtual physical touch....

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 107: The Northern Rhône

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/107_Ep_107__The_Northern_Rhone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:21 — 38.1MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we cover a bit about the Rhône Valley and then discuss specifics of the 8 communes of the Northern Rhône and what they have to offer. From north to south, the communes...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Audio Wine Review 004 — Cave de Rasteau La Domeliere

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/04WineReview004_CavedeRasteauLaDomeliere.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:34 — 4.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this mini-review we discover a sub-region that used to be part of the larger Côtes-du-Rhône region: Rasteau. Our foray into this new appellation was nothing short of a rollicking success! Click here to...