Yesterday, Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) gathered at the Press Club in San Francisco, showcasing wines from twelve different firmly-established wine-making families of Australia.
As a history major, I love First Families.They get things started, they blaze trails and begin an era. They create “tradition.”
And Australia has tradition. In an effort to highlight this tradition and history as it relates to Australian wine, and put to rest any idea that Australian wine might be a “fad,” Australia’s First Families of Wine are going global!
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Q: What are tartrates in wine?
A. The definition of a tartrate (according to dictionary.com) is, “a salt or ester of tartaric acid.” But in the wine world, we know tartrates as “those little pieces at the bottom of your bottle that look like glass shards.”
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It’s always exciting to meet the actual human who bears the name of a winery, particularly one that has become a household name. In this case, it was Gérard Bertrand. This may not be a household name in every house, but it is in mine. Our affinity for Rhone wines certainly extends to the rest of Southern France, where there is a unique style and value to be found. Gérard Bertrand wines combine just that: style & value.
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Joy Sterling, the beautiful mind and soul currently running Iron Horse Vineyards, is one of our favorite women in wine. Her parents, Barry and Audrey Sterling, built this amazing property and winery decades ago, and it continues to flourish under Joy’s leadership.
Name: Joy Sterling
Role/Position: Partner/CEO of Iron Horse Vineyards
How did you get into wine? Thanks to my family.
What is your favorite part about working in the wine industry? The people! The wine world is wonderfully generous. Iron Horse is my passport. It takes me to many exciting places and is my introduction. Everyone is fascinated about wine. If you want to make friends, bring the wine. I also love that we are fundamentally farmers. That’s what keep us real.
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Welcome to the Wine.com Women in Wine Series! Each week this month we will feature a woman in the wine industry and a bit more about her!
First, Alisa Jacobson, winemaker at Joel Gott Wines, shares her remarks.
Name: Alisa Jacobson
Role/Position: Winemaker, Joel Gott Wines
How did you get into wine? I grew up in Agriculture and enjoyed the farming lifestyle
What is your favorite part about working in the wine industry? I like how every day is different due to the seasonal aspect of the industry
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