Stem vs. Stemless Debate

Another contested debate in the Zawada house…. April (Pro Stem Wine Glasses) Pros:  For the best wine experience, a stemmed glass is, in my opinion, preferred over a stemless glass.  First and foremost, stems prevent the wine drinker’s hands from warming the temperature of the wine (assuming it is served at the proper temperature).  The…

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Violet Vines’ 2023 Vintage Summary

That’s a Wrap What a whirlwind six weeks!  Grapes arrived at the Violet Vines winery from August 27th through October 16th, and the good news is that the 2023 vintage fruit is fully processed and doing their thing in the winery! By processed, that means hand-sorted and at a minimum, fermentation’s started.  Some wines are…

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