Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard – Kounthida Phansourivong

The winery that I visited with my friends was called “Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard” located at 1375 Peconic Ln, Peconic, NY 11958. The Sannino Vineyard is included in the American Viticultural Area (AVA) called North Fork AVA in Long Island. The Sannino Vineyard offers educational tours costing $50 per person, hence the reason we chose to visit this vineyard.  Continue reading

Retail Analysis Blog – Astro Wine & Spirit, Kounthida Phansourivong (Mei)

On September 27, 2018 I went to Astro Wine & Spirit store located in “De Vinne Press Building” (399 Lafayette St. (at East 4th St.) New York, NY 10003). I went to the wine store with two of my classmates, that is Ellie and Preeya. We arrived at the store early in the morning, as they were still setting up the store and restocking the products.

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Saint. Emilion – Kyunghee Kwon (Ellie) + Kounthida Phansourivong (Mei)

Weekly Class Prep

Complete the following information about the regions/appellations before class begins.

  • Country/Region/Appellation

France/Bordeaux/Saint Emilion (Right Bank)

  • Grape Variety

St. Emilion & St. Emilion Grand Cru => Mainly Merlot, Small Quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère

  • Climate

Maritime => Higher level of humidity and rainfall, less sunshine, and summer are cooler

  • Soil

“Red Clay Soil” => it produce bold plummy red wines with a dominance of Merlot

  • Viticulture
  • Vinification

Add additional notes about the regions/appellations/labels during.

  • How to read a Wine Label


  • Interesting Fact

St. Emilion Grand Cru is based on the the “cru system” which is created in 1855. Which is update the label every 10 years.