A Little Wine Goes A Long Way

A Little Wine Goes A Long Way

Changing to a healthier diet needn’t mean you miss out on the good things in life …

A question of balance:

You’ve embarked on a diet – and have even discovered some exciting new recipes – but what about wine? According to doctors, a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so much so that heart attack patients in one Wiltshire hospital were given two glasses a day during their stay. It’s also a great stress reliever, helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. The secret is moderation – but by drinking less you can afford a few special bottles and expand your wine horizons.

A world of choice:

Start by taking a grape variety you know, then work your way through different examples from around the world. Lovers of Aussie Chardonnay, for instance, might ring the changes with rich, barrel-matured white Burgundy. If you’ve already discovered fruit-filled Chilean Cabernet, then you really need to try the aristocratic reds of Bordeaux. Find out for yourself why the wines of New Zealand have become so popular. Also experience the everlasting appeal of Burgundy. Just a few rungs up the price ladder, flavours become more intense. Which making it far easier to stick to a single glass!. When exploring, don’t be afraid to ask questions of waiters or shop staff – if properly trained they will be full of useful advice. The very cheapest wine is rarely the best value for money. Excise duty, VAT, transport and packaging are virtually the same. Whether it’s a basic vin de table or from a prestigious estate. By paying a little extra – say $5 to $7 – you get a big increase in wine quality.

The easy option:

More people are ordering their wine online thanks to the convenience and range of wines on offer. Online wine merchants invariably provide more information about their wines than you will find on the label when perusing the supermarket shelves. Laithwaites were voted UK Independent Wine Merchant of the Year 2007 and have seen their online orders increase rapidly in recent years. It isn’t hard to see why – a quick look at their website reveals a wide range of wines with helpful descriptions about each bottle. Ordering is simple, each selection is delivered direct to your door and every bottle is covered by a full money-back guarantee. With expert wine merchants available at your fingertips it has become a whole lot easier to enjoy better wines at very competitive prices. Avoid cheap supermarket wine and you’ll discover a little good wine really does go a long way. You may find that you shed those unwanted pounds and your health, not to mention your palate, improves too! More information can be found at our site.

5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

Do you enjoy drinking wine? Do you consider yourself to be a wine enthusiast? If so, have you ever visited California wine country? If this is a trip that you have yet to make, you will want to consider adding it to your to-do list. After all, California wine country is most well known for its large number of wineries and all of the great activities they hold. [Read More…]

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

After a recent visit, one of our customers sent us a nice email. 

My wife and I and our close friends recently discovered wine tasting. We had never thought to spend a day touring the many wineries that surround our home town. Recently, however, when some friends came in from out of town and suggested that they might like to go wine tasting we made the arrangements and set off for a day of unknown adventure. [Read More…]

Aging Wine

Aging Wine

Aging wine allows many of the components of the wine to mellow out over time, and bring a harmonious balance to the flavor.

Wine HangoverWine is a complex substance. Open a bottle of it now, and it may taste fine. Open a bottle of the same wine several years from now, and the wine becomes something else entirely. Rough edges in the flavor will have smoothed out and the overall flavor of the wine will be more balanced and mellow. [Read More…]

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

Although customarily one would choose a white wine to go with fish, there are some people who might want to have red wine instead. A person’s personal preference for red wine may lead him or her to make the wrong decision when it comes to serving wine with fish, especially some of the white varieties. It’s important to know what you can and cannot serve with fish when it comes to red wine. If you do not choose properly, you may find the flavor of the fish negatively affected by your poor choice. [Read More…]

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Most people know you should choose white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat, but what about dessert wine? Is there a protocol for choosing a dessert wine? One of the most important things to remember is to not serve desserts that are so sweet that they give the wine an overpowering taste. You want to choose a wine that will complement your dessert and add to an already elegant taste. If you do anything less you are not doing a service to your dessert, wine or guests. [Read More…]

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

Alright, the holidays have passed and needless to say youíre tired of turkey, ham or roast beef or whatever and now you maybe watching your diet after indulging yourself. So here are some quick and easy food ideas that keeps calories in mind but are still good and are a nice change of pace. If youíre really trying to watch your calories then try to keep the wine to only one glass a day and not too late at night the reason for this is that wine contains alcohol which will slow your bodyís ability to burn calories. Of course, you can always forget the wine but just remember you might not enjoy your meal as much.

We hope that you enjoy these food recipes and they give a nice change to your meal ideas and nice change of pace. There can be many benefits to adding wine to your meal it can enhance your dining experience with the proper wine food matching. [Read More…]

History of the Lompoc Wine Factory

Below is a timeline of progress on the Lompoc Wine Factory.

 

Lompoc Wine Factory Lease Signed

July 1, 2015

Lompoc Wine Factory Lease Signed

Lease signed for the new Lompoc Wine Factory production facility & tasting room. The Lompoc Wine Factory will be a co-op style wine production center with multiple winemakers, winemaking equipment, and storage facility. The first Lompoc Wine Factory residents will be CORE Wine Company, & Bedford Winery.

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New Bottling Equipment Arrives

April 1, 2016

New Bottling Equipment Arrives

Lompoc Wine Factory has purchased new bottling equipment from Vintners Vault. This includes a 6-Line Bottle Filler with automation sensors. A sparge gas & clean station, and a single auto-corker. We also have already in-house a filter, destemmer, and multiple tanks for blending, racking, and bottling.

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New Resident Turiya Wine

August 1, 2016

New Resident Turiya Wine

Newest resident Turiya Wine has moved into the Lompoc Wine Factory. Winemaker and owner, Angela Soleno, captures the essence of making wine on a small scale with each bin, fermenter, vineyard block, and barrel getting her personal attention with touch, smell, and taste. The end result: dramatically fine-tuned wines. Turiya only produces red wines and specializes in Bordeaux varietals. Here you will find blends, as well as extremely small releases of single cultivars.

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Building Sign Installed

September 19, 2016

Building Sign Installed

Soft Opening

December 10, 2016

Soft Opening

Lompoc Wine Factory celebrates the progress of 2016 with a soft-opening!

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Wine Press on Site

August 3, 2017

Wine Press on Site

In preparation for Harvest, Lompoc Wine Factory has brought a 1-ton wine press to the facility

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