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Debbie Gioquindo – May is Riesling Month

May 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

If you aren’t aware yet, May is Riesling month.  Isn’t it nice to have a month designated to a grape that makes a pretty diverse wine to please all palates.  Riesling is made bone dry to sweet and different levels of sweetness in-between. The Riesling grape can be very acidic, so when produced on the […]



Debbie Gioquindo – Spring Summer Wine and Food Pairings

Apr 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The nice weather we’ve been having will lead us right into Spring / Summer entertaining. Here are some pairing thoughts. Begin by thinking about what you are going to serve as a whole and the dominant characteristics the food will have.  Is it mild or flavorful, fatty or lean, rich or acidic are some of […]



Debbie Gioquindo – Video Series – Stoutridge Vineyards 4

Feb 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

What better way to wrap up this four-part series on Stoutridge Vineyards than with some wine tasting. Stoutridge is located at 10 Ann Kaley Lane in Marlboro NY Debbie Gioquindo is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and a Emerging Media Marketing Consultant who helps people learn about wine and marketing their business by incorporating […]



Debbie Gioquindo – Video Series – Stoutridge Vineyards 2

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

This week Steve talks to us and explains what it means to be a Gravity Flow winery. See Last Week’s Clip *** Debbie Gioquindo is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and a Emerging Media Marketing Consultant who helps people learn about wine and marketing their business by incorporating social media into their traditional marketing […]



Debbie Gioquindo – Video Series – Stoutridge Vineyards 1

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The next few weeks I am going to introduce you to Steve Osborne, winemaker and owner of Stoutridge Vineyards.  In this video Steve explains the history of the land that Stoutridge sits on.  The interview takes place in the Barrel Room where he explains the flavor intensity of the barrels and why he chose large […]



Debbie Gioquindo – What’s In a Barrel

Jan 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Ever wonder what gives the Pinot Noir the earthy taste. Was the finish on your Chardonnay buttery?One Chardonnay have a more buttery finish than the other. All these taste and aromas come from the Barrel. Since new barrels impart more flavors to the wine than previously used barrels, the percentage of new barrels used by a winery […]



Debbie Gioquindo – When It Comes to Wine Size Matters

Jan 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Yes size matters.  Wine bottles come in may sizes.  We are most familiar with the split, standard bottle and Magnum. They come in larger sizes than a Magnum.  Here is the list and how much each bottle holds. Plan your party accordingly. Split               ¼ bottle     187 milliliters Half                ½ bottle     375 milliliters Standard            1 bottle     […]



Debbie Gioquindo – Cava the Bubbly of Spain

Dec 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Cava is a sparkling wine produced in the traditional methode from the Penedés region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain.  Cava production only represents 10% of Spain’s wine production and more than half of it is exported. The spiritual heart of Cava is in the town of San Sadurní de Noya just west of Barcelona. It […]



Debbie Gioquindo – The Sparkling Wines of Italy

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The Sparkling Wines Italy We’ve heard of Prosecco and Asti Spumante but what defines it and what are their differences.  What other sparkling wines are made in Italy. The Veneto region of Italy is home to the Glera grape and  Prosecco, one in the same, maybe.  Certain parts of the Veneto region Glera is called […]



Debbie Gioquindo – Crémant : The other sparkling wines of France

Dec 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Lifestyle

As I’ve written the past few weeks about Champagne, the grapes it is made from (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier.)  Champagne is only made in the Champagne region of France.  However, sparkling wine is made throughout France and the world  with a wide variety of grapes. In France you can find sparkling wines made […]