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Does Raspberry Color Mean Raspberry Flavor?

Does Raspberry Color Mean Raspberry Flavor?

The store owner at City Vino, Rita Allan, challenged me, your humble (ahem) weekly blog writer, with the topic “Does Raspberry Color Mean Raspberry Flavor?” in my wine, as all the wines in this weekend’s tasting skew to a lovely shade in the raspberry color spectrum. As I spent time over the last several days pondering how to frame the blog for this week, my inner Prince surfaced, and these modified lyrics were running through my head over and over again:
She drank a
Raspberry colored-wine
The kind you find in a local wine store
Raspberry colored-wine
And if it was warm out, she’d probably drink much more
Raspberry colored-wine
I think she loves it
You’ll thank me for the ear worm later. I promise.

Petite, Petit and Petite Petit

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Petite, Petit and Petite Petit

When the word ‘petite’ or ‘petit’ is part of a grape variety name, it indicates the size of the berries. Size matters as the smaller the grape, the less juice it will yield. In addition, the grape will have more surface area of skin relative to the amount of juice. Red wine made from smaller berried grapes can be more pigmented and more tannic as there is less juice to dilute these characteristics.

One of Wine’s “Pioneer Women” – Carol Shelton

One of Wine’s “Pioneer Women” – Carol Shelton

Carol Shelton was born and raised in Rochester, New York, and then moved to San Mateo, California. She went to the University of California Davis (UC Davis,) studying poetry, though having an undeclared major until the fateful day, in her freshman year, when she took a tour of Sebastiani Winery.