#93 “Cornas” September 19, 2014

by Grape Stomper Todd on September 18, 2014

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TODDCAST EPISODE 94: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode:

WINE WORD OF THE DAY

Today is September 19th and on this day in 1995, we lost popcorn mogul Orville Redenbacher.  By the 1970’s Orville had captured over one third of the world popcorn market.  Though his company has been sold multiple times, the corn still bears his name.

And that brings us to our Wine Word of the Day:  Cornas   (kor-NAH)

Cornas is a wine appellation in the Rhone region of France.  Here they produce big, bold Syrahs. Cornas does not cut back or blend the varietal like other regions. They can be dark red, almost black, with intense fruit and heavy with tannins.  Many of the Cornas wines need 5 to 10 years of aging before they are ready to drink.

Personally, I like to drink a Cornas wine in the fall around Thanksgiving. It just seem fitting to serve a Cornas next to a cornucopia.

For transcripts links and more Toddcasts go to moonstonecellars.com/wwd. If you have any words, historical facts, or tongue twisters like: Copious Coppola Sofias beats a cornucopia of cold Coronas in the back of a cornering Corolla, please send emails to, info@moonstonecellars.com

And until next time cheers to YOU.

 

TASTING ROOMORS (Happenings in the Tasting Room)

Harvest has begun!

September is Wine Month!

Scarecrow Festival Kickoff  Oct. 2nd

Oct. 18th, it’s our 1st Annual Game Night!  

We’re big in Canada!

http://www.live365.com/

 

BOOZE NEWS & VIEWS

Now, that’s a bran muffin.

http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/ex_nf.php?url=http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/wine-waste-used-to-fortify-baked-goods/

Grand Slam for the rich and famous.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-28/denny-s-goes-upscale-with-300-champagne-brunch-in-nyc.html

Snakes!  ‘Nuf said.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50500    

And don’t walk under the ladder.

http://www.winemag.com/Web-2014/The-10-Strangest-Harvest-Superstitions/index.php/cparticle/2  

Cheap labor is a way out.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2773643-181/inmates-harvest-grapes-in-mendocino

 

HAMMERED HOROSCOPE

Virgo, you’re feeling sharp and your intuition is heightened now.  You might have recently developed a keener interest in history and historical figures.  So take some time to browse the bookstores to learn more.  There are great books about famous vineyards, notorious winemakers, and wine facts.  Indulge your passion and keep drinking…uh, I mean reading!

 

 

ALCOHOL TRIVIA

If you think it’s easy to open a restaurant, consider this:  In Philadelphia, a liquor license will set you back about $35,000.  Turns out that is a bargain compared to getting a liquor license in New Jersey.   In Evesham Township you’ll spend $475,000 and Mount Laurel tops out at $675,000.  You need to sell a lot of liquor to cover that expense!

 

ASK GRAPE STOMPER TODD

Do you have a Harvest superstition?

CREDITS

Voice Over Talent – Ellen Dawson and Emmy-Award Winner,  Andrew Dawson (Andrew’s YouTube Channel)

Utter Nonsense – Jill and Todd


 

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