The Grapevine (California)

408 293 7574 1389 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
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  • We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This relationship has been documented in a number of ways, but so much has been lost to the ravages of time. Gaps in history leave wine culture open to interpretation, but with the dawn of modern media things have changed. Whether we like it or not, modern media will help us ... Read More

    From the article Wine in the Movies & on TV


  • There are a number of different pests and diseases that affect vineyards worldwide and each presents a different challenge depending on the climate and growing practices of that region. These viticultural criminals that affect grapevines come in several different forms including insects, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. To be considered a “most wan... Read More

    From the article Vineyard Most Wanted


  • This book looks enticing but was looking for feedback from anyone who may have read it. Thanks Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • This morning I was pontificating in the coffee shop about wine bottle labeling.  My buddy, being the the ex-lawyer type, asked a lawyer question.  Who monitors this stuff?I then realized that I had never heard of anybody (OK, I'm talking domestically, here.) being accused of say:Labeling a bottle as "Cabernet Sauvignon" and, then, being caught f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Who Monitors Labels?


  • It’s summer. The weather is warm and if you are like me, your thoughts are turning to more white wines rather than the hearty reds of winter. There is one style which is making a statement this season however and that is Rosé. It’s a beautiful mix of the lightness of a white wine with a bit of classy structure hinting of its origins as red wine ... Read More

    From the article Thinking Pink: The Intricacies of Making Rose


  • To press or not to press? That is NOT the question. Rarely does anything in winemaking have an absolute however pressing is one of the few. Grapes must be pressed at some point in the process to release the juice or wine. However, even though grapes must eventually be pressed, it is the when, how and how much that are open to interpretation. Wha... Read More

    From the article Pressing Issues: Exploring a Small Portion of the Maze of Winemaking Decisions


  • When you think of drinking wine at the appropriate age, what picture comes to mind? Usually it is a red wine. Maybe a decanter is involved? It’s a special occasion or with friends and family. However, not all wine is designed to age a long time. I have heard so many stories of people saving a bottle of wine that they were given as a gift only to... Read More

    From the article To Age or Not to Age? That is the Question.


  • "Sugar adds are illegal in California""Does that mean it's not done?;-)"Getting fruit ripe is generally not an issue in CA. I haven't heard of anyone doing this. Even through the grapevine. I've heard claims that so-and-so winemaker blended a couple barrels of riper wine from vintage "B" to supplement low ripeness levels of vintage "A" but they ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dry or sweet???


  • I have a confession to make publicly. I am a Yeast Wrangler. In every fermentation, every harvest, I try to get inside the minds of these tiny fungi and discern what they want to eat, how they would like to be treated, and what temperature they would like their environment to be. They make the wine and winemakers try to keep them happy. They are... Read More

    From the article Confessions of a Wine Yeast Wrangler


  • Over the years, multiple varieties have made the news for one reason or another. Some, like Gewurztraminer, suffer from difficult to pronounce names. Others suffer from identity challenges. Chardonnay anyone? Still more are actually difficult to get to a bottle in once piece without the high involvement of the dedicated growers to make quality w... Read More

    From the article Challenging Wine Personalities


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