Showing posts from May, 2015

First Vineyard Visit at Whisper Vineyards

So as you may know I've taken a Wine & Beverage class this Spring and one exciting project that my classmates and I were given was that we had to visit a vineyard of our choice and write a 3-5 page report about our experiences, what we saw, fermentation methods, bottling methods, and etc.

I've never been to a vineyard before, nor have I ever done a wine tasting outside of school so this was very exciting, new, and different for me. I obviously couldn't go alone so Will drove and we invited my classmate Elena and our friend Suzanne.

There many vineyards to pick from ,but to save time and with research we visited Whisper Vineyards located in St. James, NY in Long Island.

This is the outside and fields that belongs to Whisper Vineyards. It is across the road from the actually tasting room/gift shop. Since we went to the vineyard in April, the grapes weren't growing on the vines yet since the grapes were still in dormancy.

I liked the atmosphere of the tasting area/win…

It was always 5PM in my Wine & Beverage class

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Man it feels good to be back on the blogging and Yelp grind. I am so glad the semester is over because it's been lots of hard work, rough, and stressful. I'd like to share with you my experience in my Wine & Beverage class.

First I'd like to say there's definitely a lot more to wine than what you see, smell, taste, and hear. Wine and Beverage was no joke! There was a lot to learn especially in fifteen weeks and a lot to remember and it was a lot for me to handle. I mean there's different countries, regions, grape varieties, bottling, fermentation methods, and a lot more.

The class is 2.5 hours and we spend 1/2 of the class lecturing and 1/4 of the class  tasting and analyzing the wine/beverage. The other 1/2 of the class is spent setting up for class and cleaning up.

Here is a glimpse of some of the wines we've tried:

I've learned through a few of my classes that I'm not a super huge fan of red wine. The French r…