The Vine (June 2009)
Gordon Brothers Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Gordon Brothers Family Vineyards released its 2006 Columbia Valley Syrah and 2006 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The Syrah, which aged for 24 months, opens with aromas of olive, cocoa powder and tea with hints of lavender, while layers of fig and anise mix with blueberries and cassis. The Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromas of black cherry, smoke and cedar with flavors of currant, dried cherries and black tea, aged for 18 months.
For more information, visit www.gordonwines.com.
The Chill Bag, a tote that keeps wine and Champagne chilled, is now available in the United States. Compact in size and offered in a variety of colors, including cobalt blue, hot pink and clear, the bag is made of durable vinyl and can be reused and recycled. Use the Chill Bag to keep beverages of any kind cool, from wine and Champagne to sparkling water and juice.
For more information, visit www.thechillbag.com.
Vinum Conservator VC-R1
A new wine preservation system is on the market after more than two years of development and testing. Vinum Conservator model VC-R1 is an automatic countertop vacuum system. To use, replace a cork with the rubber stopper, then attach the vacuum to the stopper and hold for 1 to 2 seconds. After the preset pressure level is reached, remove the vacuum head and return it to its cradle.
For more information, visit www.vinumconservator.com.