Interested in planting your own vineyard, or have one but not sure how to take care of your vines? Curds and Wine will be hosting Vineyard Installation and Management Seminars led by Keith Wasser, local vineyard owner featured on an episode of "A Growing Passion" on KPBS. Keith will give you all the basic information you need to plant and maintain your own grape vines.
Join us at Curds and Wine for a two-part seminar series
introducing you to making wine from fresh grapes. In these seminars, we will go through preparation for harvest, steps involved in making wine from fresh grapes, and finishing wine. We will also demonstrate how to use equipment needed for winemaking.
The series of classes is $75/person for series of 2 classes
, no refunds if any classes are missed. Maximum 20 participants for these classes, you must be 21 or over to participate. This course is a seminar series with live demonstrations, but we will not be making wine in this class; fresh grapes or frozen must can be purchased separately and made at home.
Outline -- Series of 2 classes:
Seminar #1: Preparation for harvest and fermentation, 1 - 4 pm
Choice of dates: Saturday 6/11/16, Saturday 6/18/16, or Saturday 7/9/16
Optimal brix and acid levels
Equipment and ingredients you will need
Primary fermentation schedule
When and How to press
Malolactic fermentation: initiating or preventing
Seminar #2: Finishing fermentations and pressing, 1 - 4 pm
Choice of dates:Saturday 7/23/16, Saturday 7/30/16, or Saturday 8/6/16
Fermentations finished, ready for aging
Carboys, steel tanks, kegs, and barrels
Oak : hands-on oak trials
Blending Common wine flaws and their treatments
Bottling: bottles, corks, finishing
* A $30 cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel your ticket prior to 48 hours of the event; no refunds within 48 hours of last first seminar
Even if you are not a fan of ports or dessert wines, you'll love these port-style wines from Winexpert! Super tasty, these wines have won multiple awards at home winemaking contests and make great holiday gifts.
A customer favorite for several years! Warm cherries and plums are supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. $116.95 each
Dark chocolate and cool peppermint blend seamlessly with the rich coffee notes and dark fruit. $116.95 each
Rich and velvety notes of dark berry with a hint of moist sponge cake enveloped in decadent cocoa. $116.95 each
Available now for preorder, these kits will be released around August so they will be ready for holiday enjoyment and gift-giving. Contact us to reserve your kit!
These Dessert Wines bring unique and distinctive wines that are perfect for all your holiday entertaining and gift giving. Cru Specialty has a wine to please every palate! These wines are available exclusively for the holiday season with estimated delivery in September. Pre-order yours today!VANILLA FIG (NEW)
Christmas in a glass! Dark berry and dried fruit aromas complemented by baking spices and vanilla bean. Very complex on the palate with dried fruit, vanilla flavors and spice notes coming through on the finish. RASPBERRY MOCHA
This ruby red wine is a must for any dessert lover. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee blended with ripe juicy raspberry jam draw you in. Sweet on the palate with nuances of cocoa powder and coffee balances perfectly with hints of tangy acidity from the raspberry. The perfect wine to indulge in this holiday season. BLACK FOREST
Bursting with rich aromas of red and dark cherry, this full-flavored Port style also has a hint of dark chocolate fused with plum and toasted oak on the nose. Rich and sweet on the palate with an enjoyable warm finish, this dessert in a bottle is an irresistible complement to your holiday festivities. TOASTED CARAMEL
Intensely creamy and pleasantly sweet, this full-bodied red wine combines a rich caramel aroma with the robust flavors of red fruit. The buttery caramel notes give this wine a roundness and texture on the palate that is perfectly balanced with rich toasted notes on the finish. COFFEE
Energize your senses with this comforting flavor experience! Dating back to the 15th century, coffee has been enjoyed worldwide as an invigorating elixir. Typical of medium roast coffee, aromas of toffee, burnt marshmallow and chocolate will entice you and follow through to a palate which finishes with lingering notes of vanilla. Our Coffee Dessert Wine is a wonderful end to any meal, paired with dessert or enjoyed on its own.Contact us to reserve your RJ Spagnols Holiday Dessert Wine Kits!