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Traveling with MJ
Mary Jo Manzanares
From our virtual wine tasting series: Our 45-minute virtual wine tasting series introduces you to wines around the world. We make learning about wine fun and encourage you to see the world through a glass of wine.
4 days ago
Wine with MJ: Virtual Wine Tasting, Valdo Prosecco
We're back with our virtual wine tasting this week we feature Penny Sadler, travel and wine writer, WSET student, and wine tasting host. Our wine selection was Prosecco - my favorite of the sparkling (spumante) options, and we tasted Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco DOC Brut. Joining us at about the 30 minutes mark was Matteo Bolla, the third generation of the founding family of the Voldo vineyard, named for the town of Valdobbiadene. You might recognize the Bolla name - the family also founded this winery, although sold it and are no longer involved with the label. Penny started us off with some good background information about Prosecco, where it comes from, the different designations, and some ideas on visiting the area. She's written a helpful article about it (here), so you can use it as a resource as you continue with your discovery of new labels and flavors of Prosecco.
1 hr 6 min
May 30, 2020
Wine with MJ: Virtual Wine Tasting with The Wine Cafe, Fayetteville, North Carolina
On this virtual wine tasting, we feature Angie Malave from The Wine Cafe in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Angie chose two wines for the tasting from JOLO Winery in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, as she felt that these were representative of the fine wine selections made with the state's grapes. We tasted a 2019 Golden Hallows (white) and a 2018 Jolotage (red). These wines are available at The Wine Cafe.
May 22, 2020
Wine with MJ: Virtual Tasting with Country Heritage Winery
Guest Jennifer Lutter, proprietor of Country Heritage Winery in Indiana, talks about the heritage of their family farm, how they got into the wine business, and what's happening at the winery. Jennifer shared information about several of the CHW wines and for our tasting selected a 2019 Traminette (a semi-dry white wine made with estate-grown fruit; soft floral notes with melon nuances) and a 2016 Marquette (a silky red with hints of dark fruit and spice ).
May 15, 2020
Wine with MJ: Virtual Tasting with Eternal Wine & Drink Washington State
Brad Binko, owner and winemaker at Eternal Wine in Walla Walla, Washington. Brad also owns a sister label, Drink Washington State. For this tasting, Brad has selected three wines: 2018 Drink Washington State White Blend, 2016 Eternal Foundation Syrah, and 2018 Eternal Bliss fortified Syrah. If you want to get these wine for the tasting, you'll need to order direct from the winery as they only self-distribute locally.