Episode 172 – Washington Wine Month Kicks Off With Red Mountain Icon, Fidélitas Winemaker, Charlie Hoppes

Episode 172 – Washington Wine Month Kicks Off With Red Mountain Icon, Fidélitas Winemaker, Charlie Hoppes Episode 172 – Washington Wine Month Kicks Off With Red Mountain Icon, Fidélitas Winemaker, Charlie Hoppes

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil sit down with Red Mountain icon, Charlie Hoppes, the founder and winemaker at Fidélitas. Fidélitas is faithful to Bordeaux grape varietals, loyal to modern craft winemaking and true to Red Mountain. This episode not only lands on National White Wine Day, it kicks off the second Washington Wine Month. 3 out of our 4 episodes this month are featuring wines from Red Mountain, a tiny little AVA with a big voice! Get ready to learn today as Charlie is taking us to school! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #MesoTerroir #ItsTraditionNow #WineBoss

Wine Time Fridays Rating System: 

Phenomenal ???? Practically Perfect ???? Pretty Damn Good! ???? Pleasant ???? Problematic ????

Pleagth (Pitiful/Pathetic) ????

Wines this episode:   

  • Wines featured this episode:
  • 2021 Fidélitas  Red Mountain Optu White ($40 at the winery) ????
  • 2020 Fidélitas Red Mountain Sémillon ($40 at the winery) ????
  • 2020 Fidélitas  Red Mountain Malbec ($50 at the winery) ????
  • 2019 Fidélitas  Red Mountain Petit Verdot ($45 at the winery) ????
  • 2020 Fidélitas  Red Mountain Optu Red ($60 at the winery) ????

To check out ALL of the wines that Fidélitas produces, please visit https://www.fidelitaswines.com

Watch Charlie and Will taste through their wines on their YouTube channel by visiting https://www.youtube.com/@fidelitaswines2234

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors: Bottle Joy, 3D Kitchens by Design and CDA Gourmet!

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And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

The Social Web Wine Word of the Week – Tonnellerie

A tonnellerie is a French word that refers to a cooperage, or a workshop where barrels are made. Tonnelleries are typically located in wine-producing regions, as they are used to make barrels for storing and aging wine. However, they can also be found in other industries, such as the brewing and whisky industries.

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Wines we enjoyed this week: Vinedos Escudero Vidau, Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva Rioja, Domain de Pallus Messanges Rouge Chinon and Basel Cellars Claret and Januik Chardonnay.

Mentions: Massican Winery, Elliotts Oyster House, The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House, Kiona Wine, Mike Januik, Frichette, Three Rivers Winery, Andrew Januik, Will Hoppes, Waterbrook Winery, Dick Bouchet, Drew Bledsoe, Damon Huard, Jim Holmes, Allen Shoup, Long Shadows, Mark Ryan, Sparkman Cellars, DeLille Cellars, Chris Sparkman, Greg Lill and Chris Peterson.

For more information on The Brewery Olympics, please visit the Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1876654689374933

For more information on The Business Zone grand opening on August 10, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/581827187460319/?ref=newsfeed

Check out last years Apple Cup episode with Drew Bledsoe and Damon Huard tasting through both wines from Bledsoe Family Wines, Doubleback Wines and Passing Time Winery. https://winetimefridays.com/episode-136-from-games-to-grapes-we-doubleback-passing-time-with-apple-cup-memories-while-tasting-phenomenal-washington-wine/

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Episode 172 – Washington Wine Month Kicks Off with Red Mountain Icon, Fidélitas winemaker, Charlie Hoppes

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