Certified Wine Educator & Sommelier, Jim Gerakaris, joins Dr. Bunny at Justin Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles, California to discuss all things wine! Jim shares how he got involved in wine, and his love of educating people about wine. He answers common questions that he receives, such as “When’s the right time to drink this wine?”, and “Is there a proper way to hold my wine glass?”.
Jim also tells us some very interesting information about corks, what a cork actually does, and their importance. Cork is an amazing natural substance that can’t be fully replicated synthetically, and in some instances a screw cap can be appropriate for certain wines.
Tune in and find out about the importance of Justin Isosceles wine, how the name Isosceles came about, and what it actually means.
Such a fun and informative interview!
About Justin Vineyards:
We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viticulture in this unique region as well as our acreage.
Rich in fossilized limestone from eons of marine deposits, JUSTIN’s soil is ideally suited to creating big, Bordeaux-style reds. The limestone “stresses” the vines, producing grapes that fully express their varietal character.
Paso Robles’ distinctive microclimate offers the widest day-night temperature swings of any grape-growing region in California. The hot days allow the grapes to develop intense flavor, while the cool nights create great structure and balance.
Our Winemaking Philosophy:
At JUSTIN®, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology. For example: the “Air Knife,” an ingenious process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency.
Once the grapes are harvested, our winemakers-some of the best in the business-gather to sort, select, age, taste, blend and decide what goes into every bottle.
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