June 4, 2009 Newsletter
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The Kid Stays in the Picture
There's nothing like an escape to wine country to reinvigorate friendships and make lasting memories with the gal pals most important to you. From wine blending lessons to sustainability treks and salsa lessons (not to mention divine food and wine), there's no shortage of delightful diversions to keep you and your gang occupied. READ MORE >>
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Mon Dieu! Rosé At Risk
With the EU on the brink of approving a controversial proposal that will allow European table wine producers to make rosé from a blend of red and white wine - in effect relaxing traditionally strict regulations that deemed rosé could only be made from red grapes, and by a process known as saignée (which means, effectively, to bleed color off of the skins of said red grapes) - scores of vintners in staunchly traditional France are . . .
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WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY
His original plan was to produce reserve quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon only; however, Richard's drive and passion for making wine left him unable to resist working with unusual varietals and what he considered to be exceptional fruit. The Arrowood portfolio has expanded to include limited quantities of Merlot, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, Late Harvest wines, Malbec, Syrah . . .
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Dungeness Crab has everything a chef loves - sweet, salty, rich, but also light - all at the same time. An incredibly versatile ingredient, crab has the enviable ability to work well with many other components. Chef de Cuisine, Perry Hoffman of étoile at Domaine Chandon prefers to pair this dish with étoile Brut.
Black Stallion Winery opened in July 2007 to become Napa Valley's newest ultra-premium winery. The Black Stallion Winery name was inspired by the rich history of the property, which once housed a sprawling equestrian center. The winery estate still houses a 22,000sf building that was the indoor riding track of the historic equestrian center operated on the property in the 1960's. The original equine facilities were renovated with reclaimed woods and eco details to reflect the rustic charm of early California. Learn more
Black Stallion Winery takes a unique approach to the customer experience. Every bottle of wine we produce is sold exclusively at the winery or through our website. This allows us to have a personal relationship with each of our customers. It also ensures that each bottle always travels directly from our cellar to your door. We invite you to visit us in the tasting room or online to learn more about our wines. Learn more
Under the direction of winemaker Elaine St. Clair, Black Stallion Winery crafts small production, ultra-premium wines carefully blended from small vineyard lots. Elaine St. Clair brings 26 years winemaking experience to the new Black Stallion wine program. Her well-earned reputation as a master blender and one of the wine country’s most discerning winemakers is evident in the elegance and complexity of Black Stallion’s wines. Read more
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