It has been far to long since the last time I released any content online. Things have been crazy busy but, I am back online. Watch this episode to see where I have been and to see some really great wines!
Summerhill Winery in Kelowna BC, has a great reputation of being on the forefront of producing wines that truly speak for the ground they came from. They are certified organic and soon to be certified biodynamic. I am always stoked about whatever this winery is up too.
I am so STOKED to finally tell you all about our new wine making facility and studio for the show. Welcome to The Wine Coop. For more details about the project make sure that you check the new post in The Wine Adventures of Mike & Mike (MM#003) Introducing . . . The Wine Coop!
This post contains a great slideshow and the story of The Wine Coop so far.
As many of you now know, behind the scenes in the garage we have been making hobby wine for a number of years. Our production has slowly been increasing on us year after year. Timing couldn’t have been much better with the sale of my home and us out growing the garage. This led to a search for bigger more dedicated facility for us to continue exploring the side of the wine world that we are both so passionate about.
Around late January to early February of this year (2012) I was spending an afternoon at my parents house, when it dawned on me. The old chicken barn is still just sitting here! Rotting away, the building has been unused for a good number of years now. Continue reading →
Note: this is a more detailed retelling of our winemaking adventures to date (for the wine nerds out there.) The feel-good abbreviated version set to music can be found in post (MM#001) The Adventure Thus Far.
2008 – Our Inaugural Vintage
It was the middle of July and we were hankering to try our hand at making wine. However, there was a slight catch… grapes weren’t in season. Thankfully, we were in the height of cherry season! Mike N. tracked down 50lbs of black cherries from local fruit stands while Mike R. scoured the web for cherry wine “recipes”. Jack Keller’s website on home winemaking proved quite useful despite us being a little wary of all the fruit wine recipes that called for added water and sugar. Continue reading →
So STOKED to be back online! On this momentous episode I have so many great announcements about the future directions of the website and we taste some really good wine from . . . let’s just call it, the birth place of wine as we know it. Make sure you check out our new section “The Wine Adventures of Mike & Mike.” (Above)