Archive for the ‘Wine Related Products’ Category

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Cork … It’s what’s for dinner

Did you know even that it’s an oak tree that has this bark? From the mighty oak, comes the cork, besides the nuts.

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Avalon Bay saves my day, right when I needed Calgon to take me away

Tweet I was asked if I would review a wine refrigerator for Avalon Bay, a home appliance company; their Avalon Bay AB-WINE12S 12 Bottle Single Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler, to be exact. Sure, why not? I have another Air & Water wine refrigerator in our kitchen. When I get samples in my office, I occasionally […]

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Puncheons continue to become more popular for use in winemaking

Tweet In a story by my writing buddy Larry Walker, which was publised in Wine & Vines, Larry wrote a story entitled “How Big Is Your Barrel?” It was written in February 2006, and Larry quotes barrel broker Mel Knox as saying “… in the early 1980s, he didn’t sell a single puncheon. ‘Now, I […]

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Le Nez Du Vin by Jean Lenoir, a fabulous holiday gift for your favorite wine enthusiast

Tweet The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kit is the original of all wine aroma kits on the market. Nobody does it better… It’s the Bentley of wine aromas, discovered by Jean Lenoir some 30 years ago… Often imitated, it can’t possibly be duplicated. Nor can there exist anything quite like it for a […]

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A Fabulous Holiday Gift for Your Favorite Wine Enthusiast ~ Le Nez Du Vin by Jean Lenoir

Tweet The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kit is the original of all wine aroma kits on the market. Nobody does it better… It’s the Bentley of wine aromas, discovered by Jean Lenoir some 30 years ago… Often imitated, it can’t possibly be duplicated. Nor can there exist anything quite like it for a […]

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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas Beginning With Thanksgiving ~ Wine Country Gift Baskets Are Great

Tweet For Your Thanksgiving Hosts… I’ve been preparing Thanksgiving, since the day my mom decided she was through cooking the big holiday dinner for what had become 20+ people in our family. Mom and Dad had brought us all together for so long that it was just time for Mom to retire from the kitchen… […]

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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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Martín Códax Albariño and another new friend *CapaBunga* top it off over Paella

Tweet 2008 Bodegas Martín Códax Albariño ~ Inviting aromas of lemon, lemon grass, delicate saffron, and golden grasses made me want to run in that field again on a hot August night by Sabattus Lake. The flavors of this wine, luxuriant lemon, pink grapefruit, and the velvety citrus of a ripe tangerine, just drew me […]

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Wrap Up Your Holiday Gift Giving in Style ~ Bella Vita Bags Just Blew My Mind

Tweet While it may be too late to purchase any of these bags for Thanksgiving, I know what many of you are going to be doing the day after Thanksgiving. Have I got some bags for you that will make your gifts of wine so easily and amazingly packaged. I was asked by Marisa China […]

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Buying wines with one’s eyes, and Monvera Glass Décor

Tweet Buying wines with one’s eyes …has to be the other side of buying wine with the scores or wine recommendations. It’s just occurred to me that I’ve never – in my entire life – bought a wine based on what anyone else has said. I’ve never been a follower, and I’ve never cared about […]