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Written By: Andrew on October 13, 2011 No Comment
Harvest Live – Napa Valley 2011

Harvest Live!

Now in it’s 4th year Harvest Live has grown to even more exciting heights!

What is Harvest Live?  It is this wacky idea, from Christophe Smith, of getting lots of tech gear and beaming WiFi into the vineyards in Napa Valley.  You then take a few guys, some mics, and a video camera [...]

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Written By: Andrew on August 26, 2010 3 Comments
Tractors & Machines of The Vineyard – Viticulture

A vlog that preaches “Everything Behind The Bottle” should probably geek out and show some of the tools of the trade, right?

Pict from unified grape growers conference 2010

Wine Bottling Machine

Well here are some odds and ends that I have come across in the past months.  All of these are interesting to [...]

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Written By: Andrew on June 26, 2010 3 Comments
#WBC10 – Top Gun Blogging Panel

It’s half-time at the #WBC10.

Pre-Conference Lunch and Tour of DuBrul Vyd Yakima

We have seen it all and are leaving a mark on Walla Walla.  I know everyone has been really enjoying the time, people, conversation, and the wines.  The lead-off on Friday was great!  Steve Heimoff gave a very warm intro and summed [...]

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Written By: Andrew on June 23, 2010 4 Comments
Zeitgesist & T.G.B. – 4 days to #WBC10

What will you learn from #WBC10?

Man!!!  I can not tell you how much of a tizzy I am in, in anticipation of WBC10.  Sadly to say, this “family re-union” of bloggers, tweeters, sippers, guzzlers, and tweakers , is probably more exciting than perhaps a real family reunion.  Maybe that’s cause I’ll be in the company [...]

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Written By: Andrew on May 9, 2010 3 Comments
Napa River Terroir Project – River Trip Part I & II

In following up from our Prelude Posting to the Napa River Terroir Project, we have since taken 2 different trips down the river and found a nifty app & website to document these trips.  We used EveryTrail.com to track us in real-time and record our journey, it even [...]

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Written By: Andrew on May 6, 2010 1 Comment
VineyardVlog + Wine Bloggers Conference 2010

I am SUPER excited to announce that VineyardVlog’s own, Andrew Lazorchak, will be a panelist at the Wine Bloggers Conference 2010 in Walla Walla Washington.

In the trenches

We are still 11 months young, but our enthusiasm, engagement, and larger commitment to the wine trade has been noticed, and we are honored.  Truly, we could not [...]

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Written By: Andrew on April 22, 2010 2 Comments
The Napa River Terroir Project – Prelude

I, Andrew Lazorchak, have been clamoring about the Napa river since I first came to Napa a few years back.  I was always dumbfounded reading about the Napa River, which told me that it is a “Climate Moderator”.  What is one to think when they only see the river in the dry months of the  [...]

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Written By: Andrew on March 23, 2010 No Comment

Happy Spring!

Our many thanks to our loyal fans and subscribers.  Please spread the word as grape season is in bloom, and Vineyard Vlog is excited to get back in the trenches.

That being said we have a soft pitch as we are looking for the right vineyard to partner up with for 2010, that [...]

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Written By: Andrew on February 11, 2010 No Comment

On this adventure of Vineyard Vlog, Seth Johnson & Andrew Lazorchak, we’ll take you through a myriad of delicious creations by Matt Trevisan, owner/winemaker at Linne Calodo, a boutique winery that creates some of Paso Robles tastiest gems.

It was a beautiful late summer day as we drove into Paso Robles, [...]

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Written By: Andrew on December 14, 2009 No Comment

Boeschen Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery on the east side of the Napa Valley floor in St Helena.   I happened to meet Shawn a co-owner and a great guy at Cheers St Helena.  He invited me up to the winery and I finally had the chance to visit right at the end of [...]

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Written By: Andrew on November 4, 2009 No Comment

In following up from Part 1, Vince takes the group up through the vineyard at MonteMaggiore.  Vince starts off with some background on how they acquired the  property and the background on it’s name.  He then discusses what it means to be a vineyard that is becoming certified as Bio-Dynamic.   Vince discusses [...]

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Written By: Andrew on August 2, 2009 183 Comments
Wine Aeration Article via Wellesley Wine Press

This article was originally published at Wellesley Wine Press,

by Andrew Lazorchak

Wine Aerobics Motivator

Every time I speak at a wine show or class, there is one common point I make. Make sure that you treat your wine right – the golden rule. Not only will you get maximum enjoyment from [...]

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Written By: Andrew on July 13, 2009 No Comment

Here are 3 videos from Montinore Estate.  Starting at the bottling line, then an overview of their fermenting tanks, a look at wine  filtration, and the lines that feed the bottling process.  Also see the video of the bottling line here.

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Written By: Andrew on July 12, 2009 No Comment

The story of Ron from Marshal’s is that he was a welder and worked pipelines going across the country.  When it was harvest season he would take a month off and go to the closest wine making region and work in a winery.  Now you see a man who is as industrious as he is [...]

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Written By: Andrew on July 1, 2009 1 Comment

This is a great video to see how wine bottles go from boxes, to sterilization, to blow tests, to filling, to gas, to cork, to foil cap, labeled, and then re-boxed.

This made me think of  Leverne & Shirley.   This is a great video to watch as this is a crucial step in making [...]

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Written By: Andrew on June 28, 2009 6 Comments

Trent from Heibel Ranch Vineyards talks a bit about Canopy Management and trimming of the vines.   Although it was not so easy to keep up with Trent with the video, we see how the vines are trained and managed.  The idea is that the “Canopy” or leafy growth will naturally grow outward, and [...]

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