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Enrique enters International Competition Ensenada Tierra del Vino

We are thrilled to announce that in June of this year, Enrique entered his signature wines in an international competition, (Ensenada Tierra del Vino) that was held in Ensenada Mexico. The International Wine competition featured wines from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Bulgaria and South Africa. Enrique Ferro (founder of Ferro Family Wines) took home a gold medal for his 2012 Merlot, and the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Chardonnay, each won a silver medal. The award was based on the definitions of the international code of enological practices and judged by a panel of national and international judges, chosen by the organizing committee. The judges were screened to ensure they were extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the field of wine tasting. Congratulations Enrique! For more information on this completion, and to view the photo gallery, click here..
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Pairing Wines with Food

Like a good marriage, wine and food were meant for each other. Each enhances and strengthens the experience of the whole. So why is it so daunting to try to pair foods with wines? Rumor has it that there are hefty laundry lists of rules and regulations that require strict adherence in order to obtain the perfect wine and food pairing. Rule #1 states that there are NO rules when matching your favorite wines with your beloved recipes, sure there are hints and popular, even “famous” matches, but ultimately the best match is what pleases your palate. It is truly personal preference. That said, here are some hints to help you determine what might be palate pleasing for you personally. Wine and Food Flavor Interactions First let’s consider flavor interactions. You are only able to detect four distinct flavors with your tongue: sweet, sour, salty and bitter; while your nose.
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How To Taste Wines

Wine Tasting Rules & Etiquette Here are some very important tips in preparation for wine tasting and serving: First, keep in mind that if you will be tasting whites and reds, always start with the white wines first. Then move to the reds. Second, always start with the drier wines, moving along to the sweeter ones subsequently. In addition, it’s best to start with lighter wines first and work your way up to the heavier bodied wines. The age of the wine is also pertinent: start with the younger wines and move on to the aged wines as you go. Wines should be served at the appropriate temperature. The following chart will guide you in selecting the most pleasurable tasting temperature for your specific varietal: Dry, aged red wine 68-74 Degrees °F Rosés, light reds like Gamay Beaujolais, Grignolio, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and fruity dry wines from Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc),.
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