Is a Rosé just a Rosé?

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Michael Larner has helped to champion Syrah in Ballard Canyon. He got the ball rolling on the Ballard Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara. We spoke with Michael last year about the Syrah planted on Larner Vineyard. We had discussed...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/Pe9x67kXb48"][vc_column_text]Last year after the fabulous Larner Fête we had a chance to sit down with Michael Larner and talk about wine grape rootstock. Michael and his family did quite a bit of research before choosing what they would...

I had a brief remote trip to McLaren Vale wine country the other day via my wine drinker in the field Dean! I was sitting at work when fantastic photos started popping up in messenger. [video width="368" height="656" mp4="https://www.crushedgrapechronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Dean-Cheers_1.mp4"][/video] Dean is in Australia touring with Cirque du...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/hsjDCCn9SL4"][vc_column_text]In Santa Barbara, Mikael Sigouin is known as the "Grenache King".  This Island Boy has a winery called Kaena in Santa Barbara County where he makes some amazing Grenache as well as other wines.  He sources his...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/n2eSaYWrxXM"][vc_column_text] Crushed Grapes & Open Minds an interactive experience Last August we held an event entitled “Crushed Grapes and Open Minds”. My friend RuBen with Act2Art by RuBen is an accomplished artist and created some works specifically for this event....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/JyE_i4M-gSo"][vc_column_text]A few days before the "Crushed Grapes and Open Minds" event.  The Artist RuBen Permel came by to install the art works.  He brought the 5 paintings inspired by the wine, as well as a selection of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/jfvZpILAXAU"][vc_column_text]RuBen Permel of Act2Art is an accomplished artist.  He's actually quite the renaissance man, he is an actor and dancer, a puppeteer, a costumer, a painter, a writer, a film maker...