A Word from the Wine Trail by Kari Skrip Gavenus

As the weather begins to shift to cooler temperatures, I find that my taste in wine changes. Over the summer, the warm weather and sunny days have me reaching for a cool glass of white wine or a refreshing bubbly. Now, as the leaves begin to change colors and the air is crisp I tend to reach for a red wine. Here are a couple of the reasons for this shift in drinking style: The serving temperature is part of the reason for my seasonal change in wine styles. General rule of thumb is whites, roses and sparkling wines should be served...

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Three Questions with… Kat Collins of Blue Mountain Vineyards

[gallery columns="4" ids="6357,6358,6359,6360"] 1. Harvest season is under way at your Blue Mountain Vineyards. How are the grapes looking this season, and what are your early predictions for the wines they will make in the 2016 vintage? The grapes are looking great! They have low acid levels because of the drought conditions we’ve had this summer. This means the pH of the wines will be lower. A wine with lower pH will have more intense color, especially the red wines, and tend to have greater stability during aging which means less preservatives will have to be added to the wine. The grape...

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