Winery Spotlight: Krupp Brothers Estate

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  About ten years ago, Jeff blindly reached out to Krupp Brothers winery to introduce himself as a fledgling wine blogger.  The winery was kind enough to send Jeff a few bottles to review, and the rest, as they say, is history.  We have been very enthusiastic fans of Krupp Brothers wines and have enjoyed sharing these wines not only virtually with their readers, but in person with their friends.  And, just as it should happen, it did.  Those friend started buying Krupp Brothers wines and eventually some of them became wine club members.   In late August, we had the opportunity to travel with close friends to Napa and Sonoma for an amazing wine adventure.  This was our second visit to the Krupp Brothers estate in as many years and we were excited to share this special place with a new couple joining us on our trip this year. "Napa Scott" posing with the Porsche tractor outside of the tasting room.  We believe that this is an obligator picture for anyone visiting the estate. Ou

The Process

The wine tasting process


Wines are absolutely beautiful and are intended to be enjoyed.  Some people collect wines and we did at one point in my life, but then we learned something.  Eventually, some day, every single wine will eventually hit its peak and then begin the downward spiral to its death.  This is inevitable.  We have since decided that we would not go through life collecting wine and pulling out that "special" bottle on a special occasion.  Any day is a great day to ship a glass (or a bottle) of wine, right?

Some folks taste dozens of wines per day, spit them out, dump them and really don't enjoy them.  The life of a wine taster/blogger, huh?  Well, that's not us.  We open a bottle, sometimes decant the wine, swirl the heck out of it and taste it - really taste it.  There is no brown bag blind tasting.  We study the label, the aromas, the flavors and learn about the winemaker, the winery, the process, the history and the appellation.  We then provide you with an absolute honest review because we want you to experience what we do.  Let's enjoy this wine journey together and have fun while do so!

Just to be very clear......you won't find a wine on this blog that we wouldn't personally serve to our family and friends.  Sure, some wines taste better than others.  Everyone knows that.  But what you won't find here is a wine blog that trashes wines or the great folks who create them.  What is the point?  No, we not afraid of telling someone that their wine tastes like motor oil, but we just wouldn't tell the world that.  Instead, we are going to tell you of wines that are appealing to us and in turn, will probably appeal to you.  If a winery submits a wine sample* for notes and it doesn't appear, well.......... sometimes the silence is deafening!

*Sending wine samples does not guarantee that Drink The Bottles will be able to give each bottle some wings and share our thoughts on it.  The blog has really been gaining some ground and as much as we try to review every single bottle, it may not be possible.  Thanks for understanding.


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