Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Master Sommelier Returns for Three Months in Vineyards

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Master Sommelier Returns for Three Months in Vineyards

According to the Vail Daily, the sommelier of Larkspur Restaurant is headed into the vineyards of Calli for three months of hard labor. So, kudos on the hands-on, backbreaking work, but boo for not stopping and staying in Paonia or Palisade for those grapes. (Sorry, folks, we're partisan).

Under the headline, "Larkspur Sommelier Heads to the Vineyards," the Daily Staff writes:

"Larkspur sommelier Kevin Furtado will be heading to wine country this week to push up his sleeves and immerse himself in the annual harvest. This will be his third year moving to Santa Barbara County, Calif., in September to get to the roots of winemaking.

"Through friends, Furtado had the good fortune to meet the owner of Cuatro Vientos vineyards, a six-acre vineyard where syrah and viognier grapes are grown. 'Cuatro Vientos' means four winds and describes the climate of its location in Los Olivas. Furtado has lived on the property during each of his winemaking stints.

“'That’s where the romance ends,' Furtado said, laughing. 'The truth is, wine-making is agriculture. It’s long hours and hard physical labor.'

You can read the rest of the article here.

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