Archive for September, 2012
International Grenache Day: September 21, 2012Posted on September 21, 2012
Today is International Grenache Day. (I always wonder who decides things like that.) When I was in my mid-twenties and discovering wine, I thought of grenache like "burgundy," a light, sweet, and fruity wine. I'm not sure where that perception came from. Certainly it's true that grenache doesn't typically make wine as deep and tannic as cabernet sauvignon. It cannot abide as much oak as cabernet. But in the right hands and grown in the right region, grenache can make an impressive wine with great structure and the ability to age for decades.
Grenache is the leading red grape of the southern ...
Winemaking: Part Science, Part Magic, 100% ExcitingPosted on September 10, 2012
It’s harvest time!
For everyone in the wine business, this is the critical moment. Fall marks the end of one very important phase and the beginning of another, as wine moves from vineyard to cellar. It's the busiest and most exciting time of the year.
The vines have given everything they have to give. And now it’s time for the winemakers – and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae – to work their magic, mysteriously transforming these round globes of sweet grape juice into something even more splendid and beautiful.
For those of us who have only been on the receiving end in the business of wine, what ...
New 26 Brix Site to Use Responsive Web DesignPosted on September 3, 2012
Today we unveil a preview of the new website for 26 Brix. We expect the new site, which will be built with responsive web design, to be live in the next couple of weeks. There’s much work to be done between now and then, but we’re getting close. Here’s a preview*:
* Please note that the copy in this design is "for placement only."
In the new website, we wanted to create a model for our clients in both design and technology. Our design aesthetic is driven by a modern sensibility, emphasizing simplicity, richness of color and texture, ...