Wine in a Carafe or Barrel
When I finished my Ste. Genevieve wine-tasting anecdote, Pat [Predergast – President of Ste. Genevieve Winery and Mesa Vineyards] leaned back and said, “That’s a great story. I certainly like that wine. It’s a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The Fumé Chardonnay can be a bit harder to find than most of our wines, but it’s worth it.”
As we talked, Pat [Predergast – President of Ste. Genevieve Winery and Mesa Vineyards] discussed the different mindset that’s needed in a “big boy” winery like Ste. Gen. As the discussion started, we munched Pizza Hut pizza and pasta on paper plates. This seemed like fitting cuisine for a winery that takes great pride in keeping its wine a value in the marketplace, and something that complements everyday cuisine.
I told Pat, “Call me crazy, but I just can’t fathom the French wanting to open a winery in, of all places, Texas.” Pat told me what he suspected was the reason…”
Excerpt from Chapter Five, Wine in a Carafe or Barrel
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