2006 Castel di Salve Aleatico Passito IGT Passito Salento 375 mL
Manufacturer: Castel di Salve
Brand: Castel di Salve
2006 Castel di Salve Aleatico Passito Great professionality goes into the product with the main aim being innovation and excellence. What counts is not where we come from but what we are and how we do what we do. So with this idea in their heads, in 1992 the two young entrepreneurs, Francesco Marra and Francesco Winspeare, established the Castel di Salve wine growing and producing business. Within the family property there are more than 40 hectares of vines and another guiding principle of the company it that the wine is produced exclusively with their own grapes. There are local varieties of vines, with excellent qualities, which have not yet been fully appreciated: the true secret of wine, its real personality, comes from the land. As Francesco Winspeare states "the most important thing for us is to preserve freshness and fruitiness because too often in our area the wines are oxidised or over-matured". There was and still is enormous potential in Puglia and Salento, but often wine companies have become impersonal and concentrate too much on maturation and so have lost out on freshness and drinkability. "On the contrary we like reds to be young and full-coloured", adds Francesco Marra. So basically, a different approach to wine production was adopted.
2013 Herzog Late Harvest California Orange Muscat 750 mL
Manufacturer: Royal Wines
Brand: Baron Herzog
Nestled within the strawberry fields and farm rows of Oxnard, California lies Herzog Wine Cellars. Here, under the watchful eye of head winemaker Joe Hurliman, the winery combines the artisan craft of premium California winemaking with the deliberation and unyielding standard of kosher supervision and Herzog familyâ€™s heritage of perfection. Select grapes produced specifically for Herzog wines are chosen from vineyards in California's most regarded appellations. Grown under careful watch, only the best fruits are harvested and brought to the winery. From here, Joe Hurliman searches out inspiring blends of aroma, flavors and colors, refined by the winery into masterful creations enjoyed across the globe.
Manufacturer: Johnson Estate Winery
Brand: Johnson Estate
It is said that ice wine was first made in Europe during Roman times and rediscovered in Germany after an unexpected frost in the late 1700's. The production of this very sweet wine became popular in Germany and Austria and is known as "eiswine". Today, over one million liters of ice wine is made in Canada, where winters are cold enough to reliably produce it every year. A similar climate is also found in Niagara County, NY and certainly, here, in the "snow belt" of western New York.