Ric McLeod

  1. Summer Wines and Music

    Wine and music go together like the moon and the stars.

    Van Gogh's Starry Night

    Setting the Mood: Vincent (Starry Starry Night) - Don McLean

    Add the summer sun and you have a recipe for pleasurable moments in times like pool parties, picnics in the park, chillin in the back yard, or just sitting on the front porch watching the world go by. Beat the heat and have some fun in the sun with a dozen of my favorite wines and songs of summer. Enjoy the connection.


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  2. Aging Wine in Bourbon Barrels? Yes, please.

    Bourbon BarrelAging of Bourbon starts with the process of charring new oak barrels. The purpose is to caramelize the sugars inherent in the wood, which in turn delivers a distinctive aroma and flavor spectrum to the whiskey, as it ages in the barrel. Given the wave of popularity Bourbon producers have enjoyed, in tsunami proportions mind you, it was only a matter of time, when a few creative wine makers would pioneer the unique idea of aging wine in Bourbon oak barrels. Here on the cutting edge are two of our favorites:

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