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Where’s Wino? Revised.

Date: Wed, Dec 2, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

For those following along at home, the rules to the game have changed. In an effort to get our followers out and into the shops that are carrying WineGirl’s bottles on their shelves, we’re taking Where’s Wino? to the real world (in part). Here’s how it works: 1. We will post on this weblog, the [...]

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20something 2009

Date: Mon, Nov 23, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

What a night! 800 ticket holders and 75 Washington state wineries crowded into the Fremont Studios to taste wine, try gourmet foods, and simply be seen. Hosted by the Washington Wine Commission, the fifth annual 20something event boasted local chef Tom Douglas’s pork head, Ray’s Cafe Thai curry penne, and my new personal favorite coffee [...]

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Moving wine around

Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

This week, we took the time to rack some aging wines. Racking means we transfer the wine from the barrel, wash out the sediment (lees), return the wine to the barrel and top off the barrel with extra wine. The way we transfer the wine is by pressurizing the barrel with inert gas and pushing [...]

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Origins of Derby Wife

Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Just so ya’ll know the inspiration for the My Derby Wife Merlot is from the Derby Wife Code as written below. Simply put, a derby wife is your best roller derby gal, but please educate yourself on the definitions below and then celebrate your derby wife with a fine bottle of My Derby Wife Merlot. Wednesday, [...]

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WA Wine: I love You!

Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

My tribute to the WA wine industry! www.winegirlwines.com

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GNO!

Date: Sat, Nov 14, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Girl’s Night Out! It was a tasting for the ladies at the small wine bar in Magnolia called Swirl. Local winemaker, yours truly, and cellarmaster stud Jon arrived about 5:45PM to set up. They had a little table ready near the door for us, very cozy. We set up the Firá Chardonnay on a little ice bath [...]

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Washing Bottles

Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

We’re getting ready to bottle our new Merlot and the pieces are coming together. The corks and foils are on the way. The labels are at the printer and look great. We picked up some bottles the other day from down south. The warehouse in Kent looked ready for the great deluge. There were sandbags [...]

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Dinner for two 2

Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

For the second installment of Dinner for Two, we’ll feature a grilled salmon entree that I put together recently. I love cooking and eating delicious pacific salmon. This night I found whole coho salmon for sale. I fillet fish just often enough to think it’s a good idea to buy whole fish at the store. [...]

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New Corker

Date: Sun, Nov 1, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

After years of struggling with our bottle corking machine, we finally decided to upgrade to a high quality manual corker. For several years, we’ve used a widely available Portuguese model that gave satisfactory results but it was somewhat inconsistent and left an unsightly dimple on the top of the cork. After researching the little information [...]

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Lable of the Month: LotM for November

Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Fanna Wrecked ‘Em | FoCo Girls Gone Derby Player Profile Favorite Beverage : wine – cheap or spendy, I’m not picky, as long as it’s not pink. The above is what I turned up while searching for more than the inkling of Derby Girl wine that I already new about. What I knew: Derek DesVoignes is a [...]

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Blending Merlot

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

After agonizing over the perfect balance of flavors and structure through blending trials, we decided on our final blending recipe for our 2007 Merlot. We moved aging wine out of our shiny tank to make room for this newest creation. After the usual cleaning ritual, I began the blending process alone one evening. I would [...]

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Preparing ‘07 Merlot

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

We’re getting close to bottling our 2007 My Derby Wife Merlot. That’s right, WineGirl Wines’ newest offering is inspired by the great sport of roller derby and specifically by Seattle’s Rat City Rollergirls. Here’s some photos of us moving some tanked ‘07 Merlot to prepare for blending with another excellent Merlot that’s still in barrel. [...]

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What’s New with the Old?

Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

New pictures in old blogs! This is a fun one! Check out the Movies & Malbec Video link added to this post courtesy of our good friend shadenfreude lola. In Setiembre on the Farm-Part Dos, here, there’s a new image of the Bobcat with the rake on it, that I was driving to clean up the old [...]

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Where’s Wino?

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Time to play Where’s Wino? Here’s the game: I post a picture of a place where WineGirl Wines has their wine and you try to guess where on earth it could be! Hint 1: WA State. Hint 2: East of the Cascades. Be the wino winner. Cheers, WineGirl Post here with questions, hints or clues… Have a better picture of yourself or a friend [...]

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