Archive for February, 2009

Eighth Street Wineries

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

It’s great to support the small wineries. It’s even better when you get to taste their wines right where they are made, and maybe even get a barrel sample. Looking for something to do? Head over to Eighth Street Wineries, in Sonoma, between 11am and 4pm today and check out the wines from Talisman, Enkidu, [...]

2009 Winter Release

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Hello from Selene! Harvest 2008 will be one that goes down in the history books for Selene Wines. Those of you that have been following our adventures on the Selene Wines Blog know that I made a 2008 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon! It was fun to make, and I hope everyone enjoys it. 2008 Selene [...]

2008 Selene Rosé

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

We bottled the first ever Selene Rosé! Thanks again to John over at WestEggWeb, who designed an awesome looking label! Mia was able to find a stock capsule that was exactly what we were looking for, and was the last missing piece we needed. Only 90 cases produced, and it all went in the bottle [...]

February 27th, 2009 – Tasting and Dinner

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Mia Klein and Tracy Hall of Selene Wines will be at BarBers’Q in Napa, California from 5:30pm to 9:00pm on Friday, February 27th for “Crustacean Celebration”. Selene has been paired up with Miura Vineyards for the evening. Both wineries will be pouring wines by the glass, or in flights! Make your reservations, and hope to [...]

2008 Selene Sauvignon Blanc Bottling

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Bottling day! The day you stand and stare at bottles going by you, one after another, in what seems like a never ending march, or as Mia calls it, ‘the last chance the winemaker has to ruin the wine’. Inside this tractor is the entire bottling line! We are bottling the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc first, [...]

Wine Label Press Check!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

One of the most important components needed for bottling are your Labels. Without them, your bottled wine is referred to as a ‘shiner’, which is a bottle of wine with no label applied. Besides there being a different set of laws associated with ‘shiners’, it’s no fun having to run your bottles through a labeler [...]

Label Designing

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Mia and I wanted to see if we could do a new label for the 2008 Selene Rosé in time for the bottling. The obvious problem is that neither one of us has any design experience, and I wanted something better than my best stick figure drawing. Sure we know what we like, and we [...]

Wine Corks

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Ahhh, it’s that time again. The fresh smell of diluted vodka, the toasty smell of branded corks! Once you see the one glass called ‘control’, you know the next thing you will see is the sea of glasses waiting for no one else but you. Cork Sensory! Mia has written about her beliefs and preferences [...]