Will Jarvis’ Science Project is an unusual name for a wine but this Cabernet Franc has a unique story. The Mecury News reports that the story began years ago when young Will Harvis was attending San Jose’s Harker School and granted the permission to make red wine just like his father, William Jarvis who owns Jarvis winery.
Will selected grapes from the 1994 vintage from his family’s vineyard and aged it in a two-gallon barrel. After six months, the wine was bottled. As an adult Jarvis finally tasted the wine with his parents and found that it was great so he repeated his experiment in the controlled Jarvis winery cave environment again using a small barrel.
Jarvis Winery winemaker Dimitri Tchelistcheff was impressed and a new product was born. The 2007 vintage of Cabernet Franc was aged 9 months in half size barrels and released as the Will Jarvis’ Science Project with a production run of just under 400 cases. It sells for $105 .
By Deidre Woollard | Source:: www.luxist.com
At the Pavilion Visconti in Milan, French champagne house G.H. Mumm just unveiled a special edition gift box designed for the recent Italian Grand Prix Formula One championship, won by Brawn-Mercedes driver Rubens Barrichello.
Made from carbon fiber with gold plate details and a black velvet interior, the limited edition G.H. Mumm F1 Box will be available to order in Italy only for â‚¬5,000, or about $7,300.
It’s the cornerstone of a collection of champagne accessories commemorating the famed race designed exclusively for Mumm, founded in 1827 and now owned by Pernod Ricard.
By Jared Paul Stern | Source:: www.luxist.com
From 16 â€“ 18 October 2009 the Robertson Wine Valley hosts the popular Robertson Wine on the River festival. This idyllic open-air wine festival takes place on the banks of the Breede River at the Goudmyn Farm on the R317 road between Robertson and Bonnievale.
Just imagine a setting with the river flowing by, vineyards all around, beautiful hills and shading trees. Add to that live music, plenty of wines to taste, picnics and other local produce â€“ and youâ€™ve got yourself a spring festival not to be missed!
Tickets can be bought online on www.webtickets.co.za or at the festival gates. For more information contact the Robertson Wine Valley Office, Tel: 023-6263167, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org