Have you ever heard the phrase “money doesn’t grow on trees”? If you would have asked the Mayans and the Aztecs back in 250 AD, they would have said, “Yes, it does!” The cocoa bean was their form of currency, and only the upper class could afford to drink their money. What they discovered then is what we still love about chocolate today, Its perceived ability to increase stamina, endurance, mood, romantic arousals … LUST!
City Vino’s weekly tasting on Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20, features two wines labeled as “old vine” wines; one wine that is not labeled as such, but is; and one, just for fun. Let us delve into the meaning of “old vine” winemaking.
Are you wine adventurous? Are you looking to explore outside your wine comfort zone, and try new and exciting things? Would you like part of a group of wine lovers in your own community that has access to limited production, hard-to-find, and unique wines, and all the while support a local business?
What is Furmint? Furmint is a white grape considered indigenous to northeastern Hungary’s Tokaj region. The climatic conditions in this region—foggy mornings and sunny afternoons—are perfect for botrytis (noble rot) to flourish in the vineyards.