It's Friday, which means Meryl is back at it in the kitchen with a cooking video. Today she's using our Quarantine Pasta Kit to make Lemon Pepper Pasta, Spinach Salad, and Break w/dipping sauce. This kit includes:
Dan, there’s obviously been big changes in the world over the past month, what’s changed at Gainey?
Some parts of the business have changed dramatically, and some parts really haven’t changed much at all. The greatest changes, of course, have been to our tasting room operations. Our Evan’s Ranch tasting room in Los Olivos has been closed entirely and our Gainey tasting room is only open now for curbside pickups.
Our Tasting Room Manager, Meryl, has been with us for 24-years. She is also our food buyer for all our gourmet pantry products. Every Friday for the next few weeks, we will be brining you a cooking segment with Meryl where she'll pair our gourmet food products with Gainey wines from our Quarantine Kits.
We are often asked after a solid rainfall season “how did the rain affect the vineyards?”
And it’s a tricky question, because it can be positive or negative depending on timing during the vines growing cycle. We like winter rains—and yet we don’t like rain after berry set (May/June) or too close to harvest. The amount of rain makes a difference depending on the time of year as well. Winter = great. Late Summer and Fall rains = problematic.