Archive for the Tag 'Mother Nature'

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Amphoras as seen through the eyes of Portugal

As I’ve written previously, To Understand Portuguese Wines, One Must First Understand the People. I would add the word “history” to what must also be understood. I can now say this, most especially after having spent 10 days in Portugal last fall with Delfim Costa of Enoforum Wines. This has become abundantly clear to me. […]

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November update from our Oregon producer friends

I get to work with a lot of different wine companies, so I asked for a November update from our Oregon producer friends… I mostly wanted to know what harvest was like for them, even though some are still finishing up on harvest. This is why, I know, that the following wine companies were so […]

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Segueing one industry quickly into another is today’s marketing concept

Segueing one industry quickly into another is today’s marketing concept; and those who embrace it will be the winners. For instance, Sex and the Wine Country is far from Sex and the City; but it’s how life and this blog post have evolved, as of right now this very minute… Recently I got some SexyPop […]

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Who’s more responsible for higher alochol wines: Mother Nature, Wine Critics, or Winemakers?

Mother Nature Argument Anyone who doesn’t believe in global warming yet surely has his or her head buried in the sand. Blame it on the natural way of the world and/or human intervention… it’s happening. I saw a comparative image this past week, and I thought, “Well, I wonder if my cousin will still say […]

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Castello di Amorosa is one man’s dream, and another man’s great adventure

[ I snagged this image of V. Sattui from their Website. Images in the video are shared between Jose and me, with copyrights for Jose’s images so noted.] Once upon a time, there was a prince, whose name was Prince Dario Sattui. The prince loved to make wine. He lived among his subjects in the […]