Yesterday we gathered for a solstice yoga practice -repeating poses 9 times or 9 poses in a sequence.
The mala practice to repeat- we talked about John Lennon’s fascination with the number 9- a little bit about numerology.
We closed our practice in kindness for ourselves and others, casting light into darkness and on this Thursday, 6/21/2018 on the south shore of Hood Canal at Twanoh Falls Beach Club it was overcast. We did not see the light of the sun the entire day (it is good to have the light within).
After practice, we enjoyed a time of fellowship (that’s the idea, Yoga and Wine) good friends, good times.
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Having just completed a week long yoga and wine retreat at Zen Villa in Halewia, HI on the North Shore of Oahu-we are in a state of Zen.
Yesterday’s meditation provided affirmations of acceptance, tolerance and tools for maintaining our state of zen as we return to our regular daily lives and routine.
Travel typically causes stress and some anxiety we tapped into our state of zen, into our breath and even into that internal sound quality that becomes silence. We talked about returning to ‘da island- enjoying more conversations, more yoga practices, more or less wine as we finished the wine retreat with Bubbly some may have over indulged in the celebration having to find their way through the wine fog of that experience.
Yoga and Wine often gets a lot of stares, a lot of confusion–this retreat simply allowed for yoga practice in the morning and lovely wine tastings and education in the evenings. We sipped and learned together, finding wines we liked, wines we would not choose to buy and wines we want to learn more about and keep sipping.
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Pink wine happily spans the colorspace between red and white wine, in a way, rosé is more like a state of mind.
Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rosé wines are stained red for just a few hours. The winemaker has complete control over the color of the wine, and removes the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color. As you can imagine, nearly any red wine grape (from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah) can be used to make rosé wine, however there are several common styles and grapes that are preferred for rosé.
How is Rosé Wine Made The Maceration Method
The maceration method is when red wine grapes are let to rest, or macerate, in the juice for a period of time and afterward the entire batch of juice is finished into a rosé wine. The maceration method is the probably the most common type of rosé we see available and is used in regions like Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, France where rosé is as important as red or white wine.
TIP: Rosé wines touch red grape skins for around 2–20 hours. Saignée or “Bled” Method
The Saignée (“San-yay”) method is when during the first few hours of making a red wine, some of the juice is bled off and put into a new vat to make rosé. This method is very common in wine regions that make fine red wines such as Napa and Sonoma. The purpose of bleeding off the juice not only produces a lovely rosé but it also concentrates the red wines’ intensity. Saignée wines are pretty rare, due to the production method and often will make up only about 10% or less, of a winery’s production. Blending Method
The blending method is when a little bit of red wine is added to a vat of white wine to make rosé. It doesn’t take much red wine to dye a white wine pink, so usually these wines will have up to 5% or so, of a red wine added. This method is very uncommon with still rosé wines but happens much more in sparkling wine regions such as Champagne. An example of a very fine wine made with this technique is Ruinart’s rosé Champagne, which is primarily Chardonnay with a smidgen of red Pinot Noir blended in.
re are 3 primary ways to make rosé wine