The time has come! ZenWineClub.com is live and we have an online wine club!! The dream has manifested into reality and today’s episode is all about finding meaning and calm in the chaos of life. The first wine feature is from Sicily and we are so proud to feature Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2019. This wine is certified organic, light in body and heavy in flavors. Nero d’Avola and Frappato bring wild red berries, herbs and mushroom compliment the sticky, fine tannins and truly give meaning to delicious Italian wine. Cin Cin!
In this episode Kat has a beautiful rosato from the iconic Piemonte producer, G.D. Vajra. This 2020 rose has all the delights that brings energy, freshness, wild strawberries and raspberries. It’s a great time for rose (yes, even during Thanksgiving week!) because the family run business is built on hustle, resilience and team work. Similarly, to build a dream in our own life requires the dedication and thick skin to persevere, even in chaos and noise. This is a heartfelt episode as Kat’s father is quickly approaching the end of his life, simultaneously as the business is about to launch. Grab a glass and listen!!
The noble grape variety of Hungary keeps shining with the 2017 Márga from Szent Donát Winery, Balatonfüred-Csopak Region. It’s key ingredient being the famous indigenous grape of Tokaj, Furmint! This wine was skillfully crafted by Tamás Kovács, one of Hungary’s winemaking stars. The wine is power and finesse with vibrant flavors of apricot flesh, honey, orange blossom and a kiss of mineral and saline. It’s an electric wine that has strength and ease, which is a fabulous lesson to look at our own lives. How do we step into finding our inner warrior? It’s a hearty dose of strength, resilience and tuning into the inner knowing. The beauty of this wine is that it shows the complexity and quality of Hungarian varietals and winemakers. Cheers!!!
In this episode we take a trip to Mexico’s food and wine Mecca, the one and only..Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe! Kat had the honor of taking part in the Mexico International Wine Competition and subsequently fell in love with the people and wines of Mexico. Also with the excitement of upcoming wine regions, Kat shares her personal journey of her father who is sick and dying. This is a personal story of how to stay present and compassionate through hard times.
Today’s wine and wellness is brought to you by the complicated matter of selling alcohol and the beverage industry! The three tier system is a checks and balances. Tier one is a brewery, winery, importer and tier two is the middle man of the wholesaler and distributors. The final tier is the restaurant and retial system which then sells the product to the consumer. The people that drink it! We also chat about the ways to stay healthy and loving with narcissism all around us. Cheers to the art of life through wine🍷❤️
Today’s wine and wellness topic is on how to handle rejection to authentically move on without pain or resentment. It happens to all of us and it doesn’t have to throw us off course. Also in this episode is how to make a red wine, every step involved on how red wine is made, from the vineyard to the press to the bottling line and out the door. It is a process and there are a lot of choices a winemaker can make along the way. No surprise that the wine in the glass today is another Chardonnay, this time from the Mark Ryan family. It is not easy to get rejected, but we can do so with grace, compassion and resilience. Cheers!! xx
Chardonnay is one the the most popular and sought after international grape varieties. It has the potential to make world-class and stunning wines; especially from the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. In today’s episode we sip white burgundy and discuss the constraints of judgement and how it runs our lives. Find freedom in releasing our judgements and allowing life and people to unfold the way it is. From the inspiring vintage of 2017, Kat drinks Meursault from the Premier Cru vineyard of Les Cras and reflects on how to find love in brilliant wines, and life.
Fining wines is a common practice to help produce a bright, brilliant, clear and stable wine. in this episode Kat talks about the methods of clarification and the pros and cons of going all natural. The beauty of wine is that it always relates to how we can improve the clarity of own experiences, how we can fine tooth comb our own sediment so we can live happy and a quality life. Cheers!!
Everyone should blind taste wine! Join Kat as she goes on the flavor journey of blind tasting, because blind tasting isn’t only for wine professionals. The practice of blind tasting can be a doorway into mindfulness, focus and a discovery of your sensory systems in your body. It’s also incredible tool for developing your palate and finding the wines you love to drink! Using the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 4 SAT- Systematic Approach to Tasting- Kat decodes the methods and reasoning to make quality conclusions about blind wines and how to keep the faith in order to make progress. Cheers!