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MY WINE WORDS

PERFECT PAIRINGS FEBRUARY 2013

WINE & WARDROBE:

CALVIN KLEIN WINE & MUSIC:

ALICIA MENNINGA WINE & ART:

ANTHONY DUDAS WINE & MOVIES:

PULP FICTION FEATURED WINERY:

PURPLE HANDS FEATURED WINEMAKER:

RANDALL GRAHM SPECIAL FEATURE:

NEW ZEALAND’S

WINE COUNTRY


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PERFECT PAIRINGS WINE & WARDROBE:

CALVIN KLEIN WINE & MUSIC:

ALICIA MENNINGA

ISSUE

FEBRUARY 2013 PRODUCED BY

MY WINE WORDS DIRECTED BY

ALLIE MERRICK

WINE & ART:

ANTHONY DUDAS WINE & MOVIES:

PULP FICTION FEATURED WINERY:

PURPLE HANDS FEATURED WINEMAKER:

RANDALL GRAHM

ON THE COVER: TAKE IN THE SIGHTS & SIPS OF NEW ZEALAND’S WINE COUNTRY


WINE & WARDROBE

CALVIN KLEIN Setting the stage for style by bringing the bar up to a level where quality can’t be questioned, Calvin Klein for wardrobe and Forman Vineyard for wine is a perfect pairing when looking to impress. A Calvin Klein jacket (worn here by Peter) dresses up a pair of jeans without effort. Forman Cabernet Sauvignon redefines ‘a glass of red wine’. This is no ordinary red. It’s a pour that proves why Napa Valley has the market cornered on Cabernet. Bar setting, I’m betting, there’s not a person who won’t be impressed by either label.


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A) RED B) WHITE C) BOTH


WINE & MUSIC

ALICIA MENNINGA Ms. Menninga’s piano music draws out layers of complexity within the mind that transport one to another time. Take for example her piece ‘Progress In The Forests Of The Mind’. It’s transcendental nature resembles that of Torbreck’s 2009 ‘Les Amis’. A Barossa Valley Grenache with seemingly unending depth on both the nose and the palate, it’s easy for one to get lost in the moment, as is the case with her music.

ROBERT CANAGA: ARTIST & WINE LOVER


WINE & ART

ANTHONY DUDAS It’s the ‘Dance Rehearsal’ (left) that pairs best with the Kramer Vineyards 2010 Estate Pinot Noir (below). Pastel & India Ink on paper, this piece by artist Anthony Dudas mirrors the magnificent dynamic yet delicate nature of the wine. Great posture is presented in this piece of art and poured in this bottle of wine. Strength and style reside in both with feminine accents.


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WINE & MOVIES

PULP FICTION When sitting down to watch a movie that the masses have raved about, you might not expect to find a scene that features a ball gag. In the same way, you wouldn’t expect to find a Cabernet such as this from the Eastern side of Oregon like the XIX 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense violet velour in the glass presents raspberry ink, red rose potpourri and a bit of pepper on the nose. The flavor of cranberry sauce and boysenberry preserves maintain the same intensity on the palate that Pulp Fiction shifts gears with from one unexpected section of the movie to the next. The movie is rated R, just like the wine.

ROBERT CANAGA: ARTIST & WINE LOVER


“All of our life, we have cut our teeth with the finest and most

talented

winemakers in Oregon and in many other countries. It is with

PURPLE HANDS that we work to

honor & build

on all of our family’s teachings. We take the guidance and skill set we have earned from brilliant

farmers scientists artists ,

and to show you wines of

our own magnificence,

grace and soul.”

- Cody Wright PURPLE HANDS WINE (OWNER/WINEMAKER)


FEATURED WINERY

PURPLE HANDS THE WINE

HOLSTEIN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR, STOLLER VINEYARD PINOT NOIR, WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR & AN OREGON RED BLEND THE REGION

WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON THE WEBSITE

WWW.PURPLEHANDSWINE.COM THE LOVELY COUPLE

CODY WRIGHT (WINEMAKER & OWNER) & MARQUE PEAVYHOUSE (CODY’S LOVELY WIFE)


Allie: What’s your FAVORITE part about making wine?

Randall: The very greatest part about making wine is to (occasionally) have the privilege of seeing to a wine from its very inception to finally putting it in the bottle. This would involve identifying a particular piece of land that one imagines would be brilliant for growing grapes, then working out which variety or varieties would be most suitable, tending to aforesaid varieties through their infancy and adolescence, then working out their most appropriate expression as a wine.  This is an incredibly long and tedious process, but ultimately incredibly satisfying.   Even if I'm not always lucky to be involved in this entire process, just having the opportunity to be outside and work with grape-vines is a real privilege.

Allie: What’s your LEAST favorite part about making wine?

Randall: Standing around in retail venues, especially large ones, hoping that some customers will show up. Then, if they actually do show up, trying to make small talk and trying not to look as if one wants to be somewhere else. 

Allie: What is the HAREST part about being a winemaker?

Randall: The hardest part I suppose is the tedium of record-keeping (not my forte) and trying to keep track of everything you've done that has worked out either particularly well or not so well. Also, occasionally bad things happen to good wine (odd bugs infect the wine, the wine turns oddly reductive and you need to treat it w/ say, copper sulfate).  This can be very challenging.

Allie: What is the EASIEST part about being a winemaker?

Randall: I'm not sure if it is the easiest part or not, but the fact that in general, it (winemaking, or more accurately wine-growing) is so much fun, it really hardly seems like work at all, indeed something I would elect to do whether I were paid or not.


FEATURED WINEMAKER

RANDALL GRAHM

“Just having the opportunity to be outside and work with grape-vines is a real privilege.” - Randall Grahm (Winemaker @ Bonny Doon Vineyard)


NEW ZEALAND WINE COUNTRY See where Sauvignon Blanc has flourished with intense flavor & iridescent finesse. Have a look at the Marlborough region in the southern island of New Zealand.


CLOUDY BAY VINEYARDS


DOG POINT VINEYARD


10 THINGS YOU

MUST DO IN NEW ZEALAND


While there is a LOT of fabulous Sauvignon Blanc to sip, there’s a whole lot more to do on your trip. When in New Zealand here are 10 things that will make your heart race as it also sings. - Peter & Allie


1. HIKE TO TAPEKA POINT


2. STAND BY THE SEASHORE


3. EXPLORE RAINBOW FALLS


4. KAYAK IN THE BAY


5. CLIMB THROUGH CAVES


6. CROSS ON THE FERRY


7. STROLL ON PAKIRI BEACH


8. BOAT IN BAY OF ISLANDS


9. DINE WITH THE DUKE


10. JUMP OFF SKY TOWER


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Perfect Pairings - February 2013  

This issue of My Wine Words 'Perfect Pairings' features the following: Calvin Klein, Alicia Menninga, Anthony Dudas, Pulp Fiction, Purple Ha...

Perfect Pairings - February 2013  

This issue of My Wine Words 'Perfect Pairings' features the following: Calvin Klein, Alicia Menninga, Anthony Dudas, Pulp Fiction, Purple Ha...

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