It Wasn’t Plonk

I took a chance and carted off a few bottles of my Illuminatus Two Coasts to the Wine Bloggers Conference #WBC11 held in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. I knew that I liked the wine, but would it stand up to wine writers? Several writers tasted the wine including Richard Leahy (Richard Leahy’s Wine Report), Dave […]

Illuminatus on Tour: Lake Ontario

Chris Pearmund of Pearmund Cellars in Virginia has a photo album of photos sent by people with a bottle of his wines. Photos are from all around the world. So I decided to start to take photos of my Illuminatus wines. The Cabernet/Merlot 2009 was seen next to Hawkes Bay in New Zealand last November. […]

Another Wine Mistake

I knew my mistake after bottling the wine. Actually I knew it before bottling and just ignored it. Kathy and I bottled her 2010 Muscat. The wine was fermented dry and last weekend she added potassium sorbate and potassium metabisulphite. This weekend we backed sweetened the Muscat wine with Muscat concentrate. Our error, we didn’t […]