Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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Asteisms ~ Ingeniously Polite Insults

Tweet Asteisms… Yes, it’s a TGIF kinda day… My own ignorance is totally eclipsed by own dumbfounded curiosity. Four years ago, I heard the word “asteism” defined, after hearing a great insult. I actually began this blog story at that time, so I could use this story one fine day, like today. I’m sorry to […]

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Off the Beaten Path with Joe Roberts, Red Wine Varieties

Tweet I received an E-Mail from FIX that’s worth sharing, about red wine varieties that are off the beaten path, which includes Petite Sirah. Hey, Jo, My name is Kat and I work for Fix.com. We recently published an article by Joe Roberts, creator of wine website 1WineDude about branching out, and discovering different varieties […]

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Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

Tweet Chateaux Du Bolet… I have a wine friend who’s equally fascinated with the television show called Scandal. Her website is called  Grapefriend, and Jose just found her for me, in a very amusing way, as I was contemplating another blog about this show. We were watching and enjoying Scandal. As the new Season 4 […]

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Cement Suitcase ~ A Wine Sojourn

Tweet Cement Suitcase is a comedy – tragedy about a character named Franklin. He works at a winery in Yakima Valley, and has to deal with life’s blows. It’s an award-winning, independent film about a tasting room manager and his humorous attempts to get control of his life. If you love independent films, and you […]

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Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

Tweet Let’s consider if Genetically Modified grape vines are ever going to be good for us… In order to do that, we have to look at studies that are being done independently, many of which are happening outside of the United States, as regards other crops. It’s also important to note that a study handed […]

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Petite Sirah, The John Wayne of Grapes, Is Our All-American Legend

Tweet As regards Petite Sirah being The John Wayne of Grapes… Imagine, if you will, being plucked from your homeland shortly after being born. (Some would argue that you were ostracized.) You’re brought to the Atlantic, where you board a steamship headed for America. You land in New York, are put onto the next train […]

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If you want a Moniker Wine, name it that… Moniker Wines

Tweet MONIKER WINE: it’s not brain surgery, people, but look how long it took someone to come up with the actual moniker as a wine brand. Now that it’s out there, the rest of us are all slapping our foreheads. Leave it to the folks at Mendocino Wine Company, to branch out into the Moniker […]

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Have you ever thought about Making Your Own Wine at Home?

Tweet Making your own wine is done by a lot of home winemakers. And, if you’ve ever thought about making your own wine, right in the comfort of your home, there’s a great new book on the market. Written by Lori Stahl, and published by Fox Chapel Publishing, Making Your Own Wine at Home is […]

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Nine years of wine blogging, should I have just written a book?

Tweet I’m reflecting on nine years of wine blogging this morning… having started just about this time nine years ago, in terms of thinking I should, and then getting Jose to build a site for me. I’ve had about four wine blog sites in the process. In 2005, I eagerly waited to write that first […]

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Napa Valley Wine Academy, from near and afar, you too, can learn more about wine

Tweet The Napa Valley Wine Academy wants you to immerse yourself in the exciting world of food and wine in the heart of wine country. While their courses are taught at some of Napa Valley’s best wineries, they’re also located in Tampa, Florida, and you can take courses online. After having immersed my own self […]