Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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I feel like I was just knocked out ~ Pocket Fire in Geyserville

What the 12-day, California wine country experience many of us just had: some were longer with more devastation, some were shorter, with minor problems. Bottom line: ask anyone involved in this perfect, epic fire storm, and they’ll tell you that they’ve been traumatized. This is my own exhausting story. During that time, I didn’t have […]

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Rutherford Dust Society ~ Always Something New to Learn and Enjoy

In 1993, the Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA) was established. The Rutherford Dust Society was then established in 1994, by growers and vintners, to support a cohesive educational program going forward. Total acreage for the AVA is 6,840, while 4,371 acres are dedicated to vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon is the major planting, by 67 percent. This region […]

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DRC and Pétrus Lead Heritage Auction as Wine Market Continues to Rise

My recent blog post, entitled In Vino Duplicitas ~ The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire has signaled, evidently, that I now have an interest in wine auctions. And, I do for purely voyeuristic enjoyment. I’ve thought about going back and reading the book again, to create a “Most Wanted.” list.  (I think I will. […]

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Geyserville Wine Country Series ~ Art and Wine Shine #2

Art and Wine Shine in Geyserville Geyserville is a very quiet, wine country community, for those who haven’t discovered it yet. Visiting it guarantees that you’ll encounter tourists meandering through the little Main Street, which brings you into and leaves town swiftly. At one with what they’re doing, tourists enjoy walking between eateries and tasting […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Gratien & Meyer Crémant de Loire

The Wine of the Week, from Juicy Tales, is the Gratien & Meyer Crémant de Loire. Exciting, tiny pink bubbles, from a winery that’s been making wine for over 150 years. They have heritage, they have tradition, and they have this sparkling wine, which is way too easy to enjoy! I found it to be […]

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The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation’s November 10-12 Wine Classic

Every year, I’ve heard about The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation’s  wine classic. It’s one I’ve never attended; however, I’ve heard glowing reports for a very long time. If I were anywhere near it, I’d be there! The wine classic is a 501 (C)(3), which means that it benefits local charities. This year is the […]

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In Vino Duplicitas ~ The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire

In Vino Duplicitas ~ The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire, written by Peter Hellman… From the very start, it will suck you in and have you turning pages for more. Highly prolific author Peter Hellman has detailed the steps taken by the world’s largest wine con man, ever. In the world of […]

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Geyserville Wine Country Series ~ Sculpture from Geyserville to Cloverdale ~ #1

Last fall, we moved to Geyserville. We hadn’t thought of it as moving to a senior community; but, in some ways, it really is conducive to a more mature living location. I have gray hair coming in, so that qualifies, right? Before living here full time, Geyserville was a place to visit for a few […]

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Rosh Hashanah ~ Wine of the Week ~ Psagot Edom

Shana Tova, to all of my Jewish family and friends! Raised as a Catholic child, religion was a great comfort to me; as an adult, the dogma became difficult. So, like many people during the 60s and 70s, the Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi were so intriguing that that culture introduced me to a new […]

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Wine Cans Continue To Come On Strong ~ And So Are the Tailgate Parties

Tailgate parties, the rage in parking lots… All I know is… when people are all drinking from cans and it’s all about beer, just hand over the equal packaging opportunity in wine, thank you very much. And convenient: no wine openers needed or glass to lug around. And, according to Nielsen ratings 2016: U.S. sales […]