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Over the last four decades, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the wine industry. Sure, we’ve seen restaurants come and go, wine shops come and go, and even other wineries come and go. But the real change has been how small, or rather boutique, wineries operate.

Back in the 1980’s, wineries would work with distributors across the country. Even we had distributors in 12 or 13 states including male yeast infection symptoms new york, illinois, indiana, nevada, etc. Since the tasting room business (also known as DTC or “direct to consumer”) didn’t really exist, most wineries relied on selling their wines to distributors.

The three-tier system still exists today with a winery selling to male yeast infection symptoms a distributor, the distributor selling to the restaurant/store, and the restaurant/store selling to the consumer. This distributor would also have complete control of our product male yeast infection symptoms in their market. That’s part of the deal.

As our tasting room business grew and we had two male yeast infection symptoms kids, the appeal of traveling all over the country to help male yeast infection symptoms sell the wines just wasn’t there. In fact, maggie and I made the conscious decision to drop all male yeast infection symptoms our distributors with the thought of selling our wines locally. It also meant we were around for kids’ lives growing up.

Well, we’ve seen changes in our distributor in nevada (merges, new wineries, new salespeople, etc.) and continued to work with them over the years. But alas, the wine industry is hard and our distributor decided to male yeast infection symptoms close up shop august 2 nd. Ironically (or perhaps fortuitously), we had decided to work with a new distributor the male yeast infection symptoms week earlier.

The problem with option 1 above, where the winery says it’s the distributor’s problem, is that the winery has no control of where they male yeast infection symptoms sell the wine to. Or even more importantly, how much they sell the wine for. So you could find your wine being sold in the male yeast infection symptoms bargain bin of a clearance store…and it could sit there for a long time. That’s not good for your brand!

Here’s where you come in. As you know, we couldn’t do our lost and found sale this last winter male yeast infection symptoms simply because we didn’t have enough wine. Well guess what. I know that the old distributor stored the wines in male yeast infection symptoms temperature-controlled warehouses over the last 10 years with a thought male yeast infection symptoms to the quality of the product. And the selections of wines available are more of the male yeast infection symptoms higher-end and now aged cabernet sauvignon and zins.

So this saturday, august 24th, we’ll be hosting a “distributor going out of business—lost and found sale.” we don’t have to worry about reintegrating individual bottles into the male yeast infection symptoms library, and you get to pick up incredible wines at $5, $10, $15 and $20. That’s not too bad at all!

One last note. When I did pick up the wine, it was interesting and somewhat depressing looking at the warehouse male yeast infection symptoms filled with wines. And they said that most wineries weren’t taking their wines back, but instead going for the money and kicking the problem male yeast infection symptoms down the road. Very short sighted in my opinion, but then again we’re in for the long haul.

Pinhao town is a charming village of quiet cobbled streets male yeast infection symptoms and colorful narrow houses, situated in a perfect location at a wide bend in male yeast infection symptoms the river. The surrounding terraced hillsides produce the world’s best port. This is home to the great portuguese wine estates of male yeast infection symptoms sandeman, W.J. Graham, taylor-fladgate and other legendary port producers. Old women in doorways chat away. This is a proper rural european country town.

From pinhao we will visit and enjoy a country lunch male yeast infection symptoms at quinta da avessada, a family owned winery famous for its hospitality. The walk through their wine production facility is a stroll male yeast infection symptoms through centuries of portuguese wine production in the douro valley, followed by a tastings at red wine producer quinta do male yeast infection symptoms seixo, then finishing at the sandeman estate. The sandeman 40 year old tawny port is extraordinary and male yeast infection symptoms the reasonable price will surprise you. It’s well worth taking a bottle home.

TIP: the ship overnights here. Weather permitting this is the best place on our cruise male yeast infection symptoms to enjoy a restaurant dinner off the ship, if only for a change of pace. Evenings in pinhao are full of wine and good cheer. Our good ship amavida is a short walk from the male yeast infection symptoms town’s restaurants and cafes.

• all active filtrations, no matter how delicate the process, can impact the wine. The basic concept is that you are filtering something out male yeast infection symptoms of the wine (usually solids of some sort for clarity, but also yeast, malolactic cultures, etc.). Thus filtering can also pull out some aspects of fruit male yeast infection symptoms or complexity.

So now, let’s get back to the original answer. At madroña, we filter wines when we think we need to filter male yeast infection symptoms wines. A lot of it has to do with the basic male yeast infection symptoms stability of the wine, but it also has to do with where the wine male yeast infection symptoms is being sold and who is going to be drinking male yeast infection symptoms it.

Secondly, we need to take into account how the wine is male yeast infection symptoms going to be sold. If we will be sending the wine to distributors or male yeast infection symptoms stores to sell where the temperatures can vary on the male yeast infection symptoms shelves, we would filter the wine. The fluctuating temperatures, especially warmer, could potentially provide a hospitable environment for yeast to start male yeast infection symptoms working in the wine once again. Ever have a sparkly wine with some cloudiness? That’s it!

Lastly, we need to consider the final consumer in all this. Not everyone knows all the ins and outs of wine male yeast infection symptoms and how to store it. We need to assume that someone is buying a bottle male yeast infection symptoms of madroña off the store shelf, taking it home, storing it on their kitchen counter, and then still want it to be crystal clear when male yeast infection symptoms they serve it. Filtering is some insurance that they will have a pleasurable male yeast infection symptoms experience with our wine.

Now, two last items. One. If you remember my push to get a crossflow filter male yeast infection symptoms here at madroña, it is an expensive piece of equipment we bought several male yeast infection symptoms years ago. I wanted this type of filter because I only have male yeast infection symptoms to filter a wine once (instead of multiple times with pad filtrations), and I find the wines “less beat-up” after filtering than with traditional filtrations. That has allowed me the luxury of filtering some of male yeast infection symptoms the high-end cabernets and not losing any of the subtle characters male yeast infection symptoms in the wine.

The second item is that filtering wine will not prevent male yeast infection symptoms all sediment or turbidity from forming. The crystals on the cork (tartrates) can form over time by the tartaric acid “salting out” with temperature (generally cooler temperatures) and pressure changes. This is not a quality aspect as the wine would male yeast infection symptoms not have been cold stabilized in the winery (like all red wines!). And remember that you can save up these crystals and male yeast infection symptoms make cookies as it’s just cream of tartar!

And finally, instabilities with proteins in the wine such as heat and male yeast infection symptoms polysaccharides instabilities are not filterable if they haven’t already formed. But all of these instabilities (including the tartrates) are purely cosmetic and have nothing to do with the male yeast infection symptoms flavors of the wines. But that’s all for another blog!

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