Wine and Sulfites

Last week the wine blogosphere was awash in commentary on Sulfites in Wine. This subject just doesn’t want to go away – a gift that keeps on giving… Years back, a client insisted that he wouldn’t buy red wine from … Continue reading

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Four Generations

150 years seems like ancient history in American winemaking in our technology-driven lives. It’s especially true when measured in Old World viticulture terms. Heck, the early Romans and Greeks had it down long before the birth of Christ. For centuries, … Continue reading

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All in the family…

My shoes were dusty, my feet sore, my stomach queazy – up and down the 1000 foot elevation Sonoma switchbacks do that to me – but I never felt so good! I had been in Sonoma for less than 24 … Continue reading

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What do the numbers 42 and 1500 have in common?

The ratings game bites me again. I don’t know, maybe I’ve been at this for too long. It will soon be 40 years since I sipped my first serious bottle of wine, and no it wasn’t Mateus; that came about … Continue reading

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Buyer beware….

A month or so ago, I ran across an article on “The Top Ten Most Irritating and Ingenuous Wine Terms”.  While I could certainly add a few of my own, I thought I’d share the original list (in the author’s … Continue reading

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