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What's New


1600 Wynkoop

Filed Under: What's New

We've been working on our new home at 1600 Wynkoop. Here's what's happening now; we look forward to seeing you at the new International Wine Guild facility soon!

A little history:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barteldes Seed Warehouse, 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barteldes Seed Warehouse, 1916 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The building today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entire 3rd floor is the Guild's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Modern street entrance on Wynkoop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lobby and elevators. . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lobby and freight elevator inside the Guild's space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The office in back will be Carey's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hallway and elevator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Claude's office is on the left, faculty to the right.

 And here's the same view, only this time with drywall. If only all drywalling could go so fast.

The 20-person Dionysis classroom.

 The room on the other side of this wall is the workroom.

Workroom showing entry door and storage cabinets.

Workroom and storage cabinets.

View of hallway from workroom.

Wine cellar with new opening for a glass wall.

Sherrie's office to the left, wine cellar on the right.

Open commons area with wine cellar on the left.

View across common area showing classrooms and kitchen door.

Elevage classroom before the walls are in place.

The Elevage Classroom.

What's New


New "Light" Wine From Languedoc

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A new Languedoc low sugar and low alcohol, rose and white wine have just been given the go ahead from French health authorities to be commercialized. It was developed by growing grapes with less sugar and by reducing the alcohol content with a new distillation process.

Claude Vialade, the wine grower behind the initiative, is marketing the wine with the label "So' Light" because it has only 9 percent alcohol while most wines contain around 13 percent. The wine also has thirty percent less sugar than traditional wines. It is about 2/10 of a percent residual sugar - whereas a large proportion of wine is about 6/10 of a percent (2 g/l vs. 6 g/l) of sugar.

According to Vialade, who owns "Les Domaines Auriol" near the southern French town of Narbonne, the wine is targeted at consumers who are concerned about living healthy and staying in shape while not being deprived of a little alcohol.

Claude Robbins' thoughts: we have seen low-calorie wine in the past, so this is not a new idea. Wine (except the neutral grape spirits in fortified wines) is not distilled, so it is not clear exactly what they are doing, possibly they mean a "new" fermentation process.

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