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Millennials in Wine - ABID Conference
It's no secret that sine January 1, 2016, the final millennial turned 21 and we became the majority of wine drinkers in the United States. As millennial wine importers, this is the market we focus on and approaching our generation is quite different than before. This presentation focuses on how millennials are researching, buying, and ultimately consuming wine. Check this out to see all the reasons why the wine industry should be listening and adapting to the generation with the most buying power and highest likelihood of splurging on a bottle.
Fall Natural Wine Recommendations
Wondering what to pair for Thanksgiving? There are so many wines that work perfectly with the Fall weather and the foods you want to make! Natural wine and fall goes together like pumpkin and spice. By this time, we've got fall foliage, apple cider, frosty mornings, and all the other lovely things fall brings on the mind. Another one of the things we love about fall is pairing our favorite natural wines with our favorite fall activities! Check out this vlog for some of the natural wine's we're drinking this fall, complete with pairing recommendations! See all our recs here: https://throughthegrapevine.co/blogs/no-mog-blog/our-favorite-fall-natural-wines
Natural Wine Gift Ideas for the Holidays
When it comes to wine drinking there are a lot of components and thousands of gift ideas! Drinking natural wine isn't too different from drinking conventional wine, but we've put some great examples of natural wine gift ideas ranging from literature, wine swag, and wine itself! Below we'll walk through each step of the wine process and products we recommend based on your experience and budget: WINE OPENING OUR TAKE Opening a bottle of wine seems simple, but most people have strong preferences on how it's done. Our preference is the traditional waiter's corkscrew cut below the lip of the bottle. But, if you have your mother with arthritis coming over, the automatic ones can be pretty fun to play with too. OUR FAVORITE Waiter's Corkscrew Professional Waiter’s Corkscrew - GREAT STOCKING STUFFER! You can spend a lot of money on a corkscrew, but this one by HiCoup has all the same practical function and you won't be mad if you lose it! The key is to have the two-prong version, one prong makes opening the wine far more difficult and you're likely to put the screw all the way through the cork! Holly loves this one because it's wood and fatter than the metal versions, but the metal ones work too! FOR YOUR MOM Electric Wine Opener Another one where you can spend a lot or a little, but this electric opener has everything you need to get your bottle open in a hurry! FOR OLD WINE OR THE HIPSTER Ah So Ah So - GREAT STOCKING STUFFER! If you want to really impress your friends or drink a lot of old wine, the Ah So, two-pronged opener is a great opener to have in a pinch (get it!). If you have a friend that wants to use something different than WINE DECANTING OUR TAKE Not every bottle needs decanting, and decanters don't need to be fancy. The goal is to have a vessel appropriate for wines that need to breathe before drinking. This means those glass ones with toppers that you use for spirits aren't typically the best option, rather those with a larger mouth and room at the top for the wine to breathe! Also, decanters are great for natural wines, because a lot of times they're still changing and some time in a decanter usually helps them a lot! OUR FAVORITE Zalto Carafe #75 Zalto Carafe #75 If you're really wanting to impress your friends and have some cash to burn, Zalto is where everyone in wine right now wants their wine from. We love the #75 carafe because it works for whites and reds giving the wine lots of space to breath at the top. If you're only going to get one type, we would get this! If you have the budget to get the carafe AND the decanter, we'd get this one and put your reds in it then put your whites, roses and oranges in the carafe! FOR YOUR MOM Traditional Decanter Traditional Decanter This decanter is exactly what you think of when you picture wine decanting. It has nice curvatures and a large head that makes it easier to pour into. Perfect entry level decanter and one to please your mom! FOR YOUR HIPSTER FRIEND Measuring Cup as a Decanter Giant Measuring Cup! This one is kind of a joke, but if that's what you're going for then this may work for you too! While not the best vessel for your wine, it does the job in a pinch, is multipurpose, and is far less likely to crack. Pic above was taken at an Airbnb in Canada, so you can always get creative when traveling! FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY Porron Example for Christmas Party Porron All the rage in Spain! The porron is a perfect way to add some fun to the wine drinking at your holiday event! Check out the video to see Nic demonstrate completely, but basically fill it with wine (white is best to start in case you spill!), don't put your mouth on the pourer and let it stream into your mouth! More points for the higher you take it! GLASSWARE OUR TAKE As people who frequently break glassware (RIP first Zaltos) we find it best to use just one kind of universal glass for all wine types (except maybe sparkling). Then, have a set for when you are having company over (less expensive) and a set for when you're really contemplating a wine (nicer set). We'll do a whole blog on this at some point, but here's the quick overview! FOR HAVING FRIENDS OVER Glassware for Company Universal Spieglau When you have friends over you don't want to worry about glasses breaking or not having enough of one kind. Buy a couple sets of universal glasses, put some out and leave a box in storage for when that time does come and you need to bring in backup. FOR FOCUSING ON WINE TASTING Zalto Universal Glass Zalto Denk'Art Universal Glass Back on the Zalto train, if you have the money to spend, these guys really are the best in show. The universal glass is built to work with most wines and will really up your tasting experience. Just put them away after you've had a bit of wine and switch to your regular glasses so you don't risk them! Read more at: https://throughthegrapevine.co/blogs/no-mog-blog/natural-wine-gift-ideas
How To Decant Wine With Sediment
Have you decanted wine? When it doesn't have sediment and you just want to let it breath, it's pretty easy! You just pour it in 😊 BUT when it has a lot of sediment at the bottom, it's important to keep a close eye 👀as you are pouring to see when it is creeping towards the neck of the bottle and stop right before it would start to pour out. If you have light, that will help a lot as well! Dos Argente, Chardonnay from David Large in the Beaujolais is the natural wine featured here because it has a LOT of sediment and is a great example! Check out what was left at the very end of the video, makes you glad you decanted it! 😂
Women in Wine Expo
Dates: May 7th-8th
Location: Napareuli, Georgia
Holly will be speaking on dry farming as well as sustainability in winemaking and the consumer trends surrounding sustainability in wine.
For more information or to attend follow the link below!