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What is Pétillant Naturel?
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Fun fact: Pétillant Naturel directly translates to natural sparkling. Let’s dive into why it is named that, how this method of making sparkling wine came about, and why it’s making an appearance again today! Pétillant Naturel, Pét-Nat for short, is a style of sparkling wine characterized by light bubbles or effervescence. It is also called …
A Guide to Holiday Self Care
Friday, December 11, 2020
This year has already been pretty stressful…now we’re adding the holidays filled with family obligations, shopping for the perfect gift, and making sure every stocking is hung with care (and perfection). Now it is more important than ever to remember that a little self care goes a long way. Below are a few suggestions to …
Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey with White Wine Pan Gravy
Friday, October 30, 2020

Try the 2019 Riesling with this recipe for Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey with White Wine Pan Gravy Source: Half Baked Harvest INGREDIENTS 1 (14-16) pound turkey, giblets and neck removed, patted dry 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons fresh sage, plus more for stuffing the bird 2 tablespoons fresh …

A Guide to Pairing Your Wine With Cheese
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to dis a ~brie~ !! We love cheese as much as the next person and what’s a better pairing than wine!? It’s the most classic pairing in the book and we wanted to explore it a little more and give you a guide on what wine …

THE WAITING GAME: PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, & PORT
Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Do you know the Bishop of Norwich? Neither did I, until I did a little research on Port wine in anticipation of our upcoming barrel tasting. Our wine maker Todd has been working on a white Port since before he and his wife opened the tasting room doors in 2009. “I wanted to make a …

WANT SOME CLOSURE?
Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Opening a bottle of wine can sometimes be the hardest part of service. In some circumstances, every single detail matters – from the way you hold the bottle, to where you cut the foil, to the number of turns of the corkscrew! But while cork has become synonymous with wine, that has not always been …

ALCOHOL, TANNIN, ACID, SWEET
Wednesday, October 09, 2019

When someone describes a wine as having “structure,” what does that really mean? And why is a liquid described as being “dry”? In this week’s Wine Wednesday, we’ll be exploring the four main components of structure: acid, sweetness, alcohol, and tannin. These four traits also can dictate whether or not a wine can be aged. …

WHAT’S THAT SMELL? AROMAS IN WINE
Wednesday, October 09, 2019

“You’ll get notes of green apple skins, lemon, pear, and ginger in this wine.” These are just some of the words you might hear during a wine tasting. A large misconception is that those descriptors are actually put into the wine. Here at Hawk Haven, we only use grapes to make our wines – no …

BARREL FERMENTATION VERSUS BARREL AGING – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Oak barrels have been used in wine production since the Roman Empire. The terms “barrel fermentation” and “barrel aging” are often used interchangeably, but they are in fact different processes.  In this week’s Wine Wednesday, we’ll dive into the difference, as well as what we do for some of our white wines. . Barrel Fermentation In …

DESSERT IN A GLASS
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Some drinkers swear off sweet wines, and others refuse anything else. Dessert wines can come in a variety of sweetness levels and pair with a wide range of foods. At Hawk Haven, we are excited to announce the release of our 2010 White Port this upcoming August 24th weekend. In this week’s Wine Wednesday, we’ll explore …

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