Archive for the ‘Wine Manners’ Category

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Speed Tasting, What’s Your Opinion?

Tweet Okay, I’m from the Charm School generation. Seriously, my mother sent me to school to learn how to set a table, walk with a book on my head, and know how to wear gloves. (I’m might have flunked it… I’m not quite sure.) Regardless, I did pick up a few things along the way. […]

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Wine Basics ~ The Beginners Guide, by Brett Graham

Tweet Last Friday, I talked about A Fabulous Holiday Gift for Your Favorite Wine Enthusiast ~ Le Nez Du Vin by Jean Lenoir. The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kits, although great for beginners to get a handle on wine aromas, is more suited to a bit more advanced wine enthusiasts… people who fancy […]

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How many times have you heard “carboy?” Did you ever wonder about its deriviative?

Tweet [This image is borrowed from the Wikipedia site, as their example.] During this time of harvest, this is a good word to know, if you don’t already know it. Carboy is a common term in winemaking. I’ve heard it now for about two decades, always wondering about the derivative. It’s usually talked about in […]

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Was the first economic enterprise winemaking rather than prostitution?

Tweet Here’s what I’m thinking… if the oldest profession was supposedly prostitution, what was it that the cave man gave his female companion? He didn’t have money. He may have had a piece of meat, but heck… anyone in those days could ring the neck of a chicken, if need be. (Sorry, chickens of the […]

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American Viticultural Area (AVA) ~ How Suisun Valley Got Its Name

Tweet Working with the Suisun Valley AVA, I’ve wondered more than once how Suisun Valley got its original name. My duties have been to tell everyone what’s going on in the valley today; however, always in the background has been that question. I’ve heard snippets about Native Americans, but nothing that was really sticking with […]