Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Wine ...

When the days get shorter and the nights seem to be longer/darker/colder, we tend to switch our wine selection to red wines.  These days at the wine tasting room we are mulling wine, using one packet of mulling spices (cinnamon, orange peel, all spice, nutmeg) 12 bottles of BlackJack (Chambourcin fermented with blackberries and a blend of Petit Verdot & Merlot added) warmed to 150 degrees and enjoyed by the glass.  Nothing better than warming up from the inside out :-)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Harvest has "officially" begun!!

Where will you find me these days ... yes, inside a tank cleaning and prepping for grapes.  When it comes to making wine & hard cider, I will ferment and age most white wine grapes and apples in my large stainless steel tanks which are temperature controlled to maintain optimal fruit flavors.  Come and see what I am crushing next ... Cheers!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hard Cider!!

Hard Cider is now being produced at Corcoran. 
Lori has made her first batch of hard cider from locally grown apples.  This variety is off-dry making it crisp and refreshing. 
Come visit our new cider barn for a taste!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Sippin!!

Nothing says spring more than sippin on some Sangria. 
Use a crisp and fruity white wine with loads of fresh fruit and a hint of basil.
You can even add some bubbles, I always do :-)

Try Dawn's version using the Corcoran Traminette!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Just say NO to ice cubes!

Trying to keep your wine at the correct temperature or should I say "cellar temp" can be difficult sometimes.  Since our heaters are on full blast this time of year, your wine may get warm just while drinking it.  Please, please DON'T put ice cubes in!!  This changes the flavors of the wine.  I keep glasses chilled in the freezer and I also have some frozen stones.  The stones (which are generally used for scotch drinks) will chill wine fast and they don't water down or change the wine flavors ... nice!
Happy New Year and stay warm!!