Archive for the ‘Wine Related Products’ Category

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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 […]

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What are The Pros and Cons of the i-Pad as a Wine Menu?

Tweet [I have borrowed this image, which is the property of Erik S. Lesser for the New York Times, which was used to enhance Kevin Sack's story.] My friend Paul Rude of Castro Verde, Portugal, just forwarded this story to me that was in the New York Times: Choosing Wines at the Touch of a […]

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Dreams do come true ~ And they’re so cool (about 55°)

Tweet Anyone writing a wine blog will tell you, we’re doing it for the love, not the money. The rewards, other than personal satisfaction, are few and far between, at this point in time. Advertising on a blog, for instance, Google ads, aren’t going to put your kids through college any time soon. ($100 a […]