Tuesday 21 January 2020
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Wine Research Is Fun – Callaghan Vineyards

Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards talks about his approach to wine research, and how it has shaped his views on wine making and the industry. 

Research can be fun — especially if it involves wine! Learning about grape varieties, growing regions, winemaking techniques, wine and food pairings, and just discovering what you like are among the pleasures that increasing your wine knowledge can bring.
As exciting as it is to explore wines from around the globe, there is something special about finding one you love right in your own backyard. Living in Phoenix in the 1990s and having already found favorites from other parts of the world, I would perennially engage in a search for an enjoyable wine (for my palate) made in Arizona. In 1998, a trusted wine guide, who had previously introduced me to some stellar wines, suggested that I try a selection from Dos Cabezas WineWorks. In one sense, my search was over — I had finally found an Arizona wine that I truly loved. But in another sense, my search was just beginning. < READ MORE >