Wine guru extraordinaire, Karen MacNeil, author of the Wine Bible, writes today in her weekly newsletter, Winespeed, about the “wine word” lagar as follows:
A shallow stone or cement trough in which grapes are trodden by foot (usually for several hours) in order to crush them and mix the skins with the juice. Treading grapes by foot, an ancient method, is still widely practiced in Portugal, where many wineries have ancient lagares.
In our fun and informative documentary film A Cocktail Orange, we present an interesting overview of Portuguese sherry by Carlos Yturria of The Treasury in San Francisco, CA. You can watch it now, free on Amazon Prime.