You Want to be the Winemaker? The Wine Foundry in Sonoma Will Help You

If you like to sip wine, why it wouldn’t be your own wine. Now, you can become winemaker, thanks to
The Wine Foundry, a custom winery in Sonoma, California. You can participate in winemaking activities from sorting, punchdowns and pressing, to private blending sessions their talented winemaking team and of course, you are always welcome to drop in any time to check on your babies. Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry Pick – First, you can choose your vineyard(s) from the wide selection of the most prestigious vineyards in California, and then follow the progress of your grapes through the growing season right up to the point of harvest. Crush – When your grapes arrive at the winery you are invited to sort, crush, ferment (although that is mostly the job of the yeast), punch down, press, or all of the above. Your wine will begin to take shape and moved into barrel to begin the fermenting process. Blend – During blending session, you can influence taste profile of your finished wine and determine the shape it will take over the next several years. You will create your unique blend; shape the balance, texture, and flavors you desire. Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry Design – Now, it’s time to create the look and feel of your bottled wine. You have to select the appropriate glass, label, cork, and capsules to use with your wines. Their team will help you to create a label that captures your style and the story of your winemaking journey. Bottle – And, at the end it’s time for celebration! Bottling is the grand finale where your journey comes to fruition. You can come work the bottling line with the team and witness the exciting transition from barrel to bottle. Lift your first bottle and imagine all of the family, friends, and colleagues who will share in the delights of your wine. Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry If you aspire to share your wine more broadly, you can also participate in a Commerce Program to market it for commercial sale. At this point you move from the process of “Make your Wine” to “Sell your Wine,” and the business of wine marketing. The Wine Foundry utilizes some of the most state-of-the-art winemaking equipment available on the market, including vibrating destemmer and sorting line for double sorting, and computer programmable bladder presses. These on-premise assets allow winery precise control over the winemaking process and enable clients to create the highest quality of wines possible. Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry  

Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection Enriched with the Gold Route

Following the launch of the first product in the range, The Spice Road, at the TFWA World Exhibition last year, Diaego has unveiled The Gold Route, the second whisky from the travel retail exclusive collection built around by the world’s great trade routes,
Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club. The third and final variant in the current series, The Royal Route, will be available later this year. The blend is available exclusively for travellers in duty free stores, and like the other blends which make up the Collection, it pays tribute to the travelling heritage of the John Walker & Sons agents.
Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club Collection - The Gold Route

Johnnie Walker Unveils Second Blend from Johnnie Walker Explorers Club The Gold Route™, Inpsired by the Richness of Latin America

Described as an blend that “evoke a sense of the exotic fruit flavours and beautiful rich golden colours reminiscent of Latin America”, The Gold Route keeps the original smoky Johnnie Walker flavour. “For The Gold Route we took inspiration from the fullness of flavours, sights and experiences of Latin America to help us select the most precious liquids for this blend,” Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge explained. “On the nose, there is an immediate wave of bananas, mango and pitaya, complemented by a hint of vanilla sweetness.” He describes the taste as “a perfect blend of fruitiness with hints of pineapples, guava, passion fruit and raisins, balanced by deep charred peaty notes”. With a recommended retail price of $95, Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection – The Gold Route is available to travellers in duty free stores globally now. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYzNryMTNRs[/youtube]
Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club Collection - The Gold Route

Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection – The Gold Route