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Thin Blue Line for the Holidays

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The “Thin Blue Line” represents the officers who stand between an ordered society and potential chaos.  The officers put their lives on the line each and everyday to protect our towns and cities.  Passaggio Wines proudly unveils the UNMARKED label paying homage to my law enforcement days.

This label celebrates the selfless work of men and women who have dedicated their lives to the service of law enforcement.  Now, eight years after I left my law enforcement career, it humbles me and makes me very proud to give back to those men and women who still hold a special place in my heart.

When you buy the Passaggio UNMARKED 2011 Pinot Noir, 5% of sales will go to my local law enforcement charity, The 100 Club of Contra Costa County.  This charity helps families of fallen officers.  Follow your passion and help me make a difference in the lives of these families.

Thank you

Cynthia Cosco

Passaggio Wines

Year Round Wine

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There is one wine that comes to mind when I think of wine I could drink year round, and that is Chardonnay.  Whether you like it clean, crisp and unoaked (like Passaggio, for instance!) or the big, buttery, and oaky chardonnay, this grape makes some of the most versatile wines…wines you can pour in a glass for any occasion, anytime.

Chardonnay pairs well with so many dishes.  An unoaked Chardonnay goes great with Lobster, Braised Pork or stews…all great dishes for the winter months.  An oaky, buttery Chardonnay pairs well with Salmon or Lobster and Veal.  Who does’t like Salmon or Lobster in the winter?

So, depending on the style of Chardonnay you prefer, you can still enjoy it all year round.  I urge you to try Passaggio’s Unoaked Chardonnay during the winter months and pair it with some of your favorite winter dishes.  Have fun with it…you never know what new pairings you might come up with.  Sharing them with friends and family makes it even better.

Cynthia Cosco

Passaggio Wines

 

 

Salute to Harvest 2012

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We waited with antipication…we did all our quirky routines…and it seemed that Mother Nature was on our side for harvest 2012.  The fruit that came in the winery was exceptional.  The fermentations smelled awesome and tasted wonderful.  This was truly a stellar year for vineyard owners, vineyard managers, and wine makers.

Someone asked me on twitter if this was the harvest of the century.  I would have to say “yes…this is the harvest of the century.”  I predict you will be tasting some stellar wines   from this harvest.

Passaggio Wines will be adding to its line up this year so keep an eye out for the following wines: Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, and Merlot.  You can join the Passaggio Passionistas Wine Club and have these wines shipped to you throughout the year.

Click on the photo for the Passaggio Harvest 2012 video…enjoy

Cheers

Passaggio Wines

Traveling From Tank to Stainless Barrel

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I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend…it has been a great start to the 2012 Passaggio Wines…

I took the 2012 Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio off of cold settling and racked them to stainless barrels and tank.  Tasting the juice before fermentation…what a great day!  This is the beginning….this is it – gotta get this right!!!  What’s the pH…?  What’s the TA…? What’s the ML…?  What’s the YAN…? What’s the Brix…?  Whew!!! – here we go…yeast and nutrient are lined up and ready for the next step.  Stay tuned for more…

Follow Your Passion

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Let the 2012 Harvest Fun Begin

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Here we go…let the games begin!! I am very excited about this year’s harvest.  The grapes look great.  The Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio pressed and in tank for cold settling…

Follow Your Passion

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