On the Monday following Thanksgiving we intend to release all of the pre-orders for shipping, so you should have your wine by December 7th. If you haven’t already placed an order, there is still time to get an order in and receive the wine for the holidays. In addition to the overwhelming pre-order response we’ve received [...]
The Bruliam Brigade was out in force last weekend at London’s White Hart Lane to see the Premier League matchup between Tottenham and Sunderland. Tottenham won 2-0. Go Spurs!! The Brigade also took in the Chelsea vs. Manchester United and Liverpool vs. Birmingham matches later in the weekend. Unfortunately, after a day of beer, English [...]
Like so many life experiences, I knew about it, I’d read on it extensively, but I’d never experienced it firsthand. After all, I never thought it could happen to me. In fact, just this past summer, I’d boasted in an online discussion that I’d never suffered a stuck fermentation (in my oh-so-extensive single year of [...]
It is always good to get a second opinion. Whether to question a medical diagnosis or to confirm your worried belief that a pair of jeans makes your butt look too big, a second opinion can be very helpful. The same is certainly true of wine and as we approach our intended release date for [...]
I had been dissed for sure but worse than that, I’d been ignored. A “dis” implies an acknowledgement followed by the deliberate rebuff, but I hadn’t even been acknowledged. In fact, I yearned to be dissed, to relish that singular moment of acceptance before being thrown to the rabid, foaming dogs. Instead, my ego was [...]
Herein, dear Brigade, we commence our final musing on normal fermentations for the 2009 harvest season. When we last convened, we’d abandoned our heroic yeast to fight a lonely battle against the rising tide of ethanol toxicity. But as I’d mentioned last week, those plucky yeast rely on some nifty tricks to fortify their body [...]
Many thanks to Brigade member Clark for this great shot taken in Dongguan, China. Our son was very impressed with the cool van in the background.
We spent this past weekend at our place in Healdsburg. It was great to bring the kids back to their “wine cottage” and have them participate in exciting events like the Pumpkin Car Race at the farmer’s market (see a picture of our entry at the bottom of the post), and a real harvest party [...]
Finally, Stockholm can be known for something other than just a weird syndrome. Now its claim to fame will be for serving as a location for yet another fantastic Bruliam Brigade picture. Many thanks to Brigade member Julia H. for this great shot from the banks of the Norrstrom.
Blogging about how sensational our Doctor’s pinot tastes and smells is a joy. Fermentation mechanics are not, but it is the essence of winemaking, so Brigade, we must soldier on with our science lesson. Today we’re going to talk about the most exciting part of the fermentation curve in greater detail. We’re going to focus [...]
On Tuesday we opened a bottle of the 2008 Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir for the first time. The last time we tasted the wine, it was sitting in a stainless steel holding container ready to be pumped into the bottling line. That was exactly two months ago, and we decided to wait until now to [...]
As mentioned in a footnote of a previous post, Kerith did an awesome job last week at the Long Beach Marathon. She finished in 3:42, qualifying her for the Boston Marathon. And she did it all while properly represting Bruliam Wines. Way to go – we’re all very proud of you!!
2008 Vintage Now On Sale. Click Here to Pre-Order Dear Brigade, we must backtrack. With the frenzied push of harvest and press behind us, we now have time to examine grape fermentation in greater detail. The hard working, harvest interns at CrushPad provide us with near daily e-mail updates detailing the progress of our fermenting musts [...]
It feels like a million years in coming, but we finally have wine to sell! Starting this morning, you can place your pre-orders for the 2008 Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir through our site by clicking here or going to the Our Wines tab on the website. When you place your order, your credit card will be charged [...]