#95 “Pelure D’oignon” October 3, 2014

by Grape Stomper Todd on October 3, 2014


TODDCAST EPISODE 95: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode:

WINE WORD OF THE DAYyellow_onion

Greetings Moonstoners, today is October 3rd.  And on this day in 1974, one of the greatest footballers in history, Pele, retired from Brazillian soccer.  Though past his prime, he was coaxed out of retirement a few years later to play with an American team, the New York Cosmos.  Hailed as a National Hero during his time in Brazil, Pele was the highest paid athlete in the world and one of the most revered.  

And that brings us to our Wine Word of the Day:  Pelure d’oignon     (peh-LEWR dohn-YAWN)

French for “onion skin” which refers to the brownish-orange tint some rosé wines develop as they age. Rose wines have a range of colors from the palest pink to a darker translucent red. For some reason, somewhere on this color scale, the French decided to call this orangish hue “onion skin”.  Fortunately, there are no actual onions in the wine.

I think the official body that names all the colors of Rose wine have finally come to their senses. It looks like they will rename this color “Mango”. I guess “onion skin” no longer makes the cut…and no one is going to cry about that.

For transcripts links and more Toddcasts go to moonstonecellars.com/wwd. If you have any words, historical facts, or wine pairing tips for onion rings please send emails to, info@moonstonecellars.com

And until next time cheers to YOU.

TASTING ROOMORS (Happenings in the Tasting Room)

Joyce Gianera
Randy Cheek
De Jaun Jones
Tom Laycook

Harvest Happenings

Scarecrow Festival-come meet Wally

Game Night!!  Oct. 18th, San Simeon Pines Resort

Save the Date:  Jan 24th, PCWT Winemaker Dinner
Think it through, people.
Are those grapes true Texan?

Good news, teens. 

Libra, you’ve been working so hard lately you might be feeling the strain.  Are your nerves on edge?  Snapping at everyone? That’s not like you.  Time for a hot bubble bath and a cool glass of bubbly.  Treat yourself kindly and those around you will be more at ease as well. 

Of course we all know that the Mayflower brought Pilgrims to the New World.  But did you know that prior to that infamous journey, the Mayflower was used to transport alcohol between Spain and England.  It might have been the first “booze cruise.” 

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

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