Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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Understanding Macroclimate, Microclimate, Mesoclimate, and Canopy Climates

Tweet Image via Wikipedia For all of the words that are used in writing about a vineyard’s climate terroir, there are significant differences with each. If you don’t have the luxury of a viticulture class close by, or you’re just too busy to attend a class, here’s a good primer. Vit 101 brought some interesting […]

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Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin

Tweet From yesterday’s post: Today’s organic wine options are superlative: The Organic Wine Company Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin As we tasted through the wines that Véronique Raskin presented to Sue Straight for Sue Straight (Wine Wench), Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing),  Jose and I to taste, the first wine instantly reminded me Sarah […]

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Today’s organic wine options are superlative

Tweet Jose and I, with our friends Sue Straight (Wine Wench) and Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing), recently tasted 17 imported, organic wines. It’s always insightful, when the wines are from another countries. And this time, most especially, since they were all organic. I’ve been an organic proponent since the 1960s. It just made great […]

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Delicious Earth Day at Iron Horse Vineyards in Green Valley, April 27, 2014

Delicious Earth Day at Iron Horse Vineyards in Green Valley, April 27, 2014, is definitely on the list of “things to do.”

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Santa Cruz Mountains Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 2

An old wives’ tale is that you want warm days and cold nights. That came from, I believe, people who were growing wine in warm regions. They have to have a cool night if they have a warm day. But if they have a moderate day, they don’t need that cold night, because the heat that ripens the grapes also metabolizes acids, so they lose acidity.

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Santa Cruz Mountains Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 1

It doesn’t get much better than sitting with someone trained in terroir and viticulture, and Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, is as good as it gets.

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The difference between marketing and PR

Sales, marketing, and PR all seemed to be the same thing, because they all fell (and still do) under the same umbrella in the wine business

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What to wear in wine country

It’s all about wine. It’s the country. It’s very casual around here.

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Are you right or left nostriled?

Tweet Image via Wikipedia Are you? Are you right or left nostriled? Have you ever noticed that there are some of us who tilt our heads while “doing the nose” on a glass of wine? I know we might look really dorky; but, honestly, this is just elemental for the moment, so we can get […]

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Seamless… art, food, and wine… in one Santurce location

Here we found all that Chef Mario Pagán promises on his website: “Nuevo Caribe Cuisine…”