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As the sparkle of your new ring matches the sparkle of your eye, now that you are newly engaged you are probably thinking, “Yikes! What shall I do now?”
Wedding planning can be very overwhelming if you let it be, but don’t! It can be very simple if you get the key elements in place early.
So the first thing to do is think… “W”
What, Where, When, Who and
WILSON CREEK WINERY,
What: What style are you looking for? Would you like an indoor wedding or an outdoor wedding? Do you want a church wedding or a venue wedding? Would you like a formal wedding or a casual wedding? These questions will lead you to…what is the budget?
Where: Are you looking for a ranch style wedding or perhaps a beautiful winery wedding? Do you want a destination wedding so everyone can enjoy a vacation, or perhaps stay close to your home where things are conveniently located?
When: What dates are special to you and your fiancé? Is it an anniversary you are trying to maintain? Do you love tulips? Then the spring would be the best choice. Are you a fool for pumpkins and candles? Then choose a fall wedding. Do you love winter weddings where most locations are adorned in holiday décor and hundreds of twinkle lights? Or would you like the feel of a hot balmy night? Then of course a summertime wedding is the answer!
Who: Who will pay for the wedding? Will it be you and your fiancé? Will it be your parents? Will it be a combination of all? Who will you invite? A good rule of thumb is if you would not treat this person to an expensive dinner then do not invite them to your wedding. Do not feel quilty! This is your day to celebrate with all of the special people in your life that led you to this day.
Wilson Creek Winery: Don’t hesitate to call any of our wonderful and knowledgeable wedding coordinators where we can take the guess work out of your What, Where, When and Who and make it so you can enjoy the occasion from start to finish.
Contact us at 951.699.9463 ~ We look forward to hearing from you!
Tannin : A polyphenolic compound derived from a grape’s skins, seeds and stems. A tannin is what gives young red wine that astringent-like quality, most often described as bitter. Tannins contribute to the longevity of the wine and often soften and improve as the wine ages. Salut!
Bouquet : The odors in wines from fermentation, processing, and aging, especially ones that may develop after bottling.
Here’s a fun little dessert recipe from the Creekside Grille at Wilson Creek Winery.
Mascarpone Cheesecake Torte with Walnut Crust, Poached Quince & Pomegranate Seeds
This dessert is great for the holidays and can turn any occasion into a special one! Makes 11 individual desserts.
I recently returned from my vacation, which was a wine pilgrimage of sorts. We first visited a most unique and beautiful wine-growing region located on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. The wines were unique in many respects. Most spectacular were many of the vineyards that clung to impossibly steep limestone slopes that started several hundred feet up at the top and nearly reached the Adriatic Sea at the bottom. This is the home of the Plavac Mali Cached – SimilarYou +1’d this publicly. Undo
Grape, which is genetically identical to our California Zinfandel. The vines are not irrigated and depend on what moisture their roots can find deep in the limestone soils. The concentration of these red wines is incredible. Some are so dense that they must be blended with wines produced from vineyards located in less stressful conditions to make an approachable wine. A delightful fragrant white wine made from the Posip grape comes almost exclusively from island of Kortula. The grapes are grown on the island and shipped by boat to wineries on the mainland. Through the hospitality of our hosts, Andro Crvik and his family (Crvik Winery), we were able to visit many of the wineries in the area.
The next part of our European wine adventure was is the Rhine region of Germany. This time we were taken in and hosted by Heribert and Sybille Erbes. Their winery in the village of Spiesheim (Weingut Erbes, Rheinhessen) has been in the family since the 1600’s. I learned a great deal about German wines from Heribert. Like in Croatia the perhaps most important element in making top quality German wines results from the meticulous care of the grapes. In our travels we were treated like family by our winemaker hosts and established relationships that will last a lifetime. The most important lesson I learned as a winemaker is that no matter where you make wine, producing the best grapes is the key to making the best wines.
Etienne Cowper (lft), of the U.S., and Heribert Erbes (rt), of Germany, meet for the first time, face to face, after years, 37 to be exact, of corresponding back and forth about wine and life. Here is an article (in German) about the two winemakers: http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/region/alzey/vg-woerrstadt/spiesheim/12237466.htm