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LUGANA D.O.C. WHITE WINES WOMEN LOVE

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 8/6/2015

We all recognize that women associate celebrating happy moments with a loving toast over a glass of fine wine, and every wine distributor in the world will agree it's the beautiful and artistic label on the bottle that attracts women when they are selecting wine, and that women tend to prefer white wines that are clear, crisp and light.
 
 During a recent special tasting of Italian Lugana wines in the Magnolia Room of the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, I found it interesting that the women present not only admired the attractive labels, but found the light (low in alcohol), clear and crisp wines an ideal compliment to plates to be found at any country club or woman's club function, especially so in California where salads and cold soups are star items on the menu. VIP food & wine women of the media at the tasting including Barbara Hansen, LA Times and LA Weekly, and Elyse Glickman, SOMM Magazine and Lucire Magazine shared my pleasure in the special woman’s appeal these wines inspire. The wine is really made for enjoyment with light plates such as antipasti, salads or seafood, but also works well with pasta, charcuterie or desserts. 
 
Sharing notes with the wine and food media and VIP's attending the Lugana luncheon was fascinating and was highlighted by a sip by sip sampling and vintner description of each wine by Ian Blackburn, CSW, LAWine, along with individual introductions from representatives of Lugana D.O.C. The LA gathering was one of three being held in the United States to promote their wines. Currently more than 70% of Lugana D.O.C wines are exported mainly to Germany, Belgium, Northern Europe, China, Japan and UK.
 
Lugana is a small appellation region that sits on the border between Lombardy and the Veneto on the south end of beautiful Lake Garda, where the PoValley plain merges into Northern Italy's lake region and the Alps. Guests at the luncheon were given locator maps and a complete history on the wines of the Lugana Region, as well as the climate and earth constitution which lends to its unusually fine grape quality.
 
This unique wine growing area appears to be making strides in taking advantage of the complexity of their different soils and altitudes to create a new classification of the soils within the restricted borders of the region, similar to what exists in Champagne. The enthusiasm on the part of the Lugana wine makers regarding its delicious crispness and light clean quality was seconded by everyone at the luncheon. Lugana wine color ranges from the typical bright straw yellow to a slightly greenish shade, and after a years of aging it acquires beautiful golden highlights. Lugana has a very intense bouquet yet is elegant and well balanced, and dry, fresh and extremely pleasant on the palate. Lugana is one of the few white wines that can age. A good Lugana wine can easily be stored for 4, 5 years, longer if aged in barrels before bottling it. I personally found the earthy mineralogy of this wine rather seductive.
 
According to Italy's most famous wine critic Luigi Veronelli you should “Drink your Lugana when is very young, you will enjoy its freshness. Drink your Lugana after two or three years and you will enjoy its completeness. Drink it after ten years and you will be amazed by its composed authoritativeness. Lugana wines, rare quality for white wines, have an extraordinary capacity to be recognized. You taste a Lugana and, if you are a good taster, you cannot forget it. A great painter is recognizable, and so is a musician: every time, with a work, you feel it’s his.“
 
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Barrels – The Difference Between American & French Oak

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/23/2015

Barrels – The Difference Between American & French Oak


                                                           

What is the difference between American Oak and French Oak? Why did oak become the standard for barrel making?

Oak, in fact, contains all the qualities desirable for aging wine. It has a low ‘porosity’ and holds an acceptable tannin level. It also imparts mild creamy aromatic substances that are very compatible with wine.  One incredible plus for oak is that it bends.  Other woods are too porous or contain intense aromatic substances that do not complement wine. They also tend to be harder and can’t be easily bent into the shape of a barrel...
 
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Wine Bottle Sizes- Really- Does Size Matter?

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/5/2015

Wine Bottle Sizes-
Really
Does Size Matter?

 
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How to Tell If Wine is Corked

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/5/2015

How To Tell If Wine is Corked
 
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How to speak Australian Mate

Author: Christopher Sawyer

Date: 7/8/2015

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Acid in Wine is a Dancer

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/23/2015

Acid in Wine is a Dancer   

                                                                                                                                          
If wine is a choreographed musical, then the acids are the dancers.  Acidity in wine is the very life element that creates unity in and through the composition of a well-balanced wine. There are multiple kinds of acids that when arranged in style and complexity bolster a wine to become more expressive in its very being.
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How to Decant a Bottle of Wine

Author:

Date: 4/5/2015

How to Decant a Bottle of Wine
By Lamar Engel- Sommelier
 
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Why Swirl Wine?

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/4/2015

Why Swirl Wine?
 
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Wine Sediment - What is it?

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/2/2015


Wine Sediment-What is it?
 
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Pairing Wine with Dessert

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 5/3/2015

Would You Like to See a Dessert Menu?     
                                                                                                       
Today’s lesson – Discuss how to best pair wine with dessert.

Before I divulge my reckless findings, I thoroughly recommend conducting lots of after-dinner research to ensure that you’ve properly mastered this delicious art, it is very rewarding.
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How to Plant a Vineyard in Seven Simple Steps

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/23/2015

How to Plant a Vineyard in Seven Simple Steps   

                                   
When determining whether or not a plot of land and its soil are properly suited for vineyards, it is important to achieve a certain balance between the soil, air, and water...
 
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Why Wine Serving Temperature Matters

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/5/2015

Why Wine Serving Temperature Matters
 
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Screw Cap Vs. Cork ?

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 4/2/2015

Screw Cap Vs. Cork?
 
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