Archive for the ‘France’ Category

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The shocking truths behind organic wines in the United States

Tweet Once upon a time (the 1970s), in a far off land (France), the idea and practice of organic farming began to take root and shape its history. According to the Organics Institute: “The modern organic movement began at the same time as industrialized agriculture. It began in Europe around the 1920s, when a group […]

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GMO Grape Vines in the US? They’re found in France…

Now, I wish I had come in as an entitled kid, instead of choosing the peace path. If I had come in with a silver spoon stuck in high places, I’d be able to take that money and turn it around into more earth saving preservation efforts.

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Organic wines and a bird defect

Tweet I just don’t get out much lately. I’ve got so many things to do that joining others… taking that precious time… has been eluding me for a while. Jose and I just made the time, with our friend Sue Straight (Wine Wench) and her friend Mindy Joyce, to taste 17 imported organic wines. What […]

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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009 MS en Bouteille au Domaine + Carménère

I got lucky with this spicy one. The dark fruit was rich and inviting; the nose spoke of black berries and red fruit. The palate delivered everything that the nose and visuals led me to believe. The finish was long and lingering, like my memories. If you like Cabs, this one will satisfy you greatly.

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Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong, Cellar Master at BevMo!

Tweet Today’s Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong marks the first wine blog entry by my friend and colleague Wilfred Wong, who is the Cellar Master at BevMo! Wilfred’s palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their […]

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Hurray for Beaujolais Nouveau Day – Today, November 21, 2013

Tweet Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music, and festivals. I got an E-Mail: Hi, Jo, Be among the first to taste the new 2013 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the harvest! Available nationwide one stroke after midnight on November 21st, Nouveau will […]

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Social media is quicker than going to the library and using the Dewey Decimal System

I get asked everything, as this Email shows. If I’m asked, I’ll find an answer… somehow.

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A Good Year ~ A Great Movie

Tweet IMAGE: LuxInteriorDesigns.com Website. LOCATION: Uncle Henry’s Chateau La Siroque is actually Chateau La Canorgue, which is set in the Provence region, Luberon, France. This the first time I’ve ever written about a movie I’ve seen. Because it’s a movie that’s written about our wine lifestyle, A Good Year (written by Peter Mayle and directed […]

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Sensual Toasting with Valentine Bubbly from Champagne Taittinger

Tweet For a long time, I viewed Valentine’s Day as a perfect time for Petite Sirah… PS I Love You et al.  And, I still think Petite is a great wine for the heartiest of beings among us… Those who crave only RED wine. I can’t blame them for that. I have a love for […]

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Educate Your Palate By Trying Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The Red Version

Tweet This is a lead-in from two earlier posts, because it sets the stage, if you didn’t read either blog: Wine and Lunch With the Somms and Sellers ~ Young’s Market Style Looking to Quickly Educate Your Palate? Try Tasting Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The White Version My friend Chang Liow of […]