Archive for October 10th, 2008

Oct 10 2008

Hand Punch Down – 2008 Barrel Project

Bengi shows us how to do a hand punchdown on some fermenting Zinfandel.  The process of hand punchdowns allow for the gentle extraction of color, flavor, tannin and intensity.  The caps you must punch through are very thick and require some serious elbow grease.

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Oct 10 2008

Hand Punch Down By Darren

Darren shows us how to hand punch down some Zinfandel.

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Oct 10 2008

More Hand Punch Down

Maggie demonstrates how to hand punch down to extract color, flavor, tannin and intensity.

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Oct 10 2008

Sofitel Chef Martial Noguier bids au revoir to summer wines

Published by under Savvy Sip Tips,Wine Pairing

“Summer is finished,” says famed Chef Martial Noguier, matter-of-factly. “Bye-bye, summer.” And hello root vegetables, spices and venison at Cafe des Architectes in the Hotel Sofitel Chicago, where French Chef Noguier took over as executive chef when he left one sixtyblue in August. Green is gone, and turnips, rutabaga, cinnamon, cloves and other fall flavors now dominate Chef Noguier’s […]

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