Friday, August 7th at 6 pm: Virtual Dinner with the Winemaker Virtual Meeting
The next Virtual Dinner with the Winemaker will be August 7th, 2020, at 6 pm. For this dinner, we came up with something a little different. We made Albariño from the 2019 harvest, and we expect to bottle it this fall. However, we took some of the wine and put it in new American oak barrels for six months. The rest, we aged it in tanks. We have an ongoing argument as to which one is the better wine. I think you need to help us decide how we will be making Albariño in 2020. We will fill a few 375 ml (half of a regular 750 ml bottle) bottles with each one of the wines. We will label each container appropriately and make them available to pick up before the Friday dinner. We are also providing what we think will be a good recipe for this wine; shrimp and scallop ceviche. You can find the recipe behind this link and also under Recipes on our Web site. During the dinner, please have both bottles to taste, and then you will tell us which one you like best, oaked or un-oaked. Your comments will influence how we handle the 2020 harvest of this grape. We hope to see you this Friday at 6 pm for our virtual dinner.