Illuminatus Records 9000 Miles

When traveling, it is nice to take wine with you. On a trek to New Zealand we took four bottles of our 2009 Illuminatus a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend made at Tin Lizzie Wineworks. So far we gave a bottle to Mike Spratt at Destiny Bay Vineyards on Waiheke Island and drank a bottle with new […]

Staying away from the Gook on the Bottom

It was time to rack Kathy’s Muscat. She had it settling in two three-gallon carboys and the sediment was piling up. She decided to rack the wine before our New Zealand wineries trip. The wine was already beginning to clear a little and the gook on the bottom was notieable. Realizing that we wouldn’t get […]