WLM | taste
by Patrick Zimmerer, Table Mountain Vineyards
am always so glad to see the WLM Sprinter issue
come out as it means warmer weather is right
around the corner and our grape growing season is
on its way. While not much is happening in the vineyard
this time of year, it is a busy time inside the winery. The
new wines from 2014 are tended to and nurtured as
they go through their adolescent phase if you will. Some
wines are well behaved and some like to rebel in the
barrel. We bottle heavily this time of year and prepare
for more wine and the 2015 harvest.
I speak of the wines as if they are living, and it is true.
Wine is a living, breathing thing from start to finish
- fermentation (birth), cellaring (parenting time) and
bottling (graduation day). In my life and in my wine’s
life, music isn’t just a ritual; it is a soundtrack and a way
of life. I like to keep the wine engaged and always living
in the moment. Music plays a huge part of our harvest,
our crush, and especially during the wine’s cellar time.
Our wines get a full dose of all genres of music. At
night, classical, but during cellar workdays anything
truly goes. During workdays, our wines are treated to a
mix of Wyoming Public Radio’s Morning Music program
for new and exciting music and finding local artists
along the way. The wines are always treated to a diverse
blend of music genres, artists and flavors.
So here’s my top five wine themed songs to get us
through the highs and lows of the winter and false
spring months ahead and a recipe for our Cowboy Cran
Mulled wine to keep you full of Sprinter spirit!
The Wyo Wine-O’s Sprinter Soundtrack.
“Red Red Wine” – UB40 or Neil Diamond
– A perfect classic that makes any sip worth it.
“Dust on the Bottle” by David Lee Murphy
– This song reminds us things do get better with time.
“Spill the Wine” by War
– We don’t advocate such a use for wine, but the song is a
“Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter
– A fitting sipping tune that pairs well with any of
our fruit wines.
What are your favorite sipping songs? Is it a song or
mood that directs your wine playlist? Share your Sprinter
soundtrack with us at Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by
tracking us down @WyoWine and tag us with #SprinterSounds
through May 31st. You might be handsomely rewarded! 21
or older only, please. Until next time -Cheers!
COWBOY CRAN MULLED WINE
5 T. Aspen Mulling Spice
1 Bottle TMV Cowboy Reserve
3 Cups Cranberry Juice
1-4 Cinn Sticks
Mix wine, spice & juice in crockpot and warm on low. Continue
to stir and keep heat on low until wine is warm and ingredients
have dissolved. Add sugar to taste, ladle into mugs and garnish
with cinnamon sticks. Serves 8-10 and helps you sip those
Sprinter days away!
Patrick Zimmerer is the Owner/CEO
and Wyo Wine-O at Large of Table
Mountain Vineyards & Winery. TMV &
Winery is Wyoming’s ﬁrst and largest
winery, producing 100% Wyo-grown
wines from Patrick’s farm to your table
in the not-so-big
Huntley, Wyo. Learn
more at wyowine.
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