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Uncork Your Mind

Debbie Gioquindo, CSW, WLS the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess takes the intimidation out of wine. This is a monthly podcast where I will speak with people in the wine industry, authors, and bloggers to education you on wine.

Mar 30, 2016

A few weeks ago I caught up with Kimberly Peacock of Tousey Winery. We had a great time catching up with life, kids and wine. I think we covered just about everything in the hour I was at the winery.

One of the main items I wanted to cover when I met with her is their Scarlet Tiger brand. I was always curious about it, as I know Scarlet and Tiger are the names of two of her children.

There is a story and only her husband Ben knows how it is fully played out, as he wrote it.  The story is about a missing tiger and only The Queen of Clermont knows where the tiger is. The story begins in their first vintage. After each vintage is sold out a new chapter is born.  The trick is you need to save the wine bottles to get the entire story.

There are 4 wines in the Scarlet Tiger label. The notes in the wine are reflected in the characters they play.  You have The Queen of Clermont who is beautiful, elegant and positive.  She is a semi dry wine, a blend of Riesling, Cayuga and Traminette and compliments most food. She is a best seller.  Everyone takes the side with the Queen.

Then you have Riot who is a Cabernet Franc, Merlot blend. He's dominating and has a plan.  He's also a troublemaker.

Then you have the Killer Red who is full bodied, dark, smooth and sexy.

Last but not least you have the mentor, Tawney style Port. He is shown giving advice.

Start collecting and get in on the story!

Kimberly also filled me in on what's new at the winery, like their private tasting room. Here you can bring a group and do a cupcake or cheese and wine pairing and the room is also good for corporate events.

You can listen to my entire conversation with Kimberly below and get all the scoop about Tousey.