Archive for the ‘Wine Appreciation’ Category

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A wine tasting experience ~ elitism can sneak in and ruin a good glass of wine

Tweet A wine tasting experience ~ elitism can sneaks in and ruin a good glass of wine… I remember the first story I wrote about wine tasting experiences. I was suggesting that people should get over the elitist BS that goes with enjoying wine. Yeah, I just wrote BS, because that’s all it is to […]

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Elitism can sneak in and ruin a good glass of a wine tasting experience

Tweet At a wine tasting, in my humble opinion — and I could be all wrong — elitism can sneak in and ruin a good glass of wine. I remember the first story I wrote about wine tasting experiences. I was suggesting that people should get over the elitist BS that goes with enjoying wine. […]

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Spitting ~ I’m From the School of Jackson Pollack Versus Pablo Picasso

Tweet When a copy of Vineyard & Winery Management arrived, editor Tina Caputo wrote on Facebook that it was her favorite cover ever. I can see why. Chad Johnson (left) and Cory Braunel (right) of Walla Walla’s Dusted Valley Vintners are having a good spit. Kevin Masterman took the shot… straight into the wind. As I […]

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Explorers of Portugal Reveal the True Passion Behind Their Wines

Tweet While in Portugal and the Alentejo wine grape growing region, I was a guest of Enoforum Wines. At the time, I received a well-rounded education from my friend Delfim Costa. From the beginning of our friendship, Delfim has taught me that to understand Portuguese wines it’s most important to first understand the people of […]

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The Curious World of Wine and Eklektikon examples, it’s all Greek to me

Tweet The Curious World of Wine I was asked to review Dr. Richard Vine’s book, The Curious World of Wine. Being a book lover, I accepted the offer to add this delightful book to my both my library and to my mind’s expansion. I’m so glad I did. What an easy, fun read about the […]

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Why do you volatilize your esters?

Tweet Image via Wikipedia Your nose is the key to enjoying a glass of wine, long before the wine ever hits your palate. The act of swirling your wine releases the bouquet. (The bouquet is a result of the wine making process. Aroma, on the other hand, is related to the scent of the grape.) […]