Archive for the Tag 'Sondra Barrett'

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Ode to a Wine Incarnate, as written by Dr. Sondra Barrett

The first time I read through Wine’s Hidden Beauty ~ Bioscapes of Wine: Sondra Barrett, I began to think of wine as a whole new entity, something much grander than a liquid food. Reading it didn’t inspire me to write about whether or not the book worked for me and how I’d share that. Nope, […]

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Owning Their Own Wine’s Reflective Soul ~ Hope & Grace Winery ~ Glacing Upon the Glicées

Her E-Mail read, “hope & grace wines in Yountville – a beautiful place. It will be from March to May 2012; and, since they’d like their wine in the show, I now have four bottles to photograph – a pinot, cab, malbec and sauvignon blanc. This is an incredible opportunity, plus just being in the […]

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Exploring the Depths of Petite Sirah’s Soul

Yesterday I queried if wine has a soul, as described by my friend Sondra Barrett. We’re both convinced that it does. In her book, Wine’s Hidden Beauty, ” Sondra has been able to get close to the cellular structure of certain different varieties, which have very similar patterns. Sauvignon Blancs, for instance have very angular […]

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A Wine Shaman Who Explores the Depths of Wine ~ Dr. Sondra Barrett

If someone is a scientist… let’s say with a 40 year background of studying molecular conglomerations as a biochemist… one might imagine that person could never (under any circumstance) think about wine as having a soul. Why? If it’s not visible to the naked eye or even under a microscope, this could be a gigantic […]

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Wine Blog Awards ~ The Voting Has Begun

For the last five years, I’ve been writing my brains out in my wine journal (this blog). What I’ve learned about wine blogging, and what I’ve learned about the Wine Blog Awards: About wine blogging: It’s good to have an editor… and I do pay someone to help me with my wine blog… but sometimes […]

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Beyond Blogging II ~ a.k.a. Living

In Steve Heimoff’s story, called Beyond blogging, he talks about fellow blogger Jeff LeFevre of Good Grape. Steve wrote: I was glad to see that Jeff LeFevre, the author of Good Grape: A Wine Manifesto wine blog, now is writing an column for Forbes.com. This is a big step for Jeff, whom I’ve come to […]

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An easy way to expand your wine palate and your knowledge base

There’s no better, easier, quicker, or more fun way to expand your knowledge base, and enjoy getting together with others who have the same passion. One of the greatest joys of my wine life was to get turned onto The Wine Century Club. (Thanks, again, Wannabee Wino.) This month’s meeting had Jim Caudill, Sondra Barrett, […]

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What An Extraordinary Read With Unrivaled Visuals

Wine’s Hidden Beauty by Sondra Barrett, PhD, is a walk in the wilds of a microscope. Sondra delivers the heart and soul of wine like we’ve never experienced it before… Or have we? Have we journeyed to the life that exists within a bottle of wine intuitively before, but just not recognized it in our […]

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Summer Reading, wine books are in and I’m lost in their pleasures

Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine, by Mark Oldman First of all, I have an advance copy of Mark Oldman’s new book, so it won’t be until September that this for sale. You can pre-order it, though, if you just love Mark Oldman’s writing, like I do, so you get it as soon as it’s […]

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Bioscapes of Wine ~ Prepare to Be Amazed by The Art in Wine

CONTEST: Why I Want to Go To Portugal to Visit Enoforum Wines with Jo Diaz My cousin Margo likes to share her world of wine with me, and in so doing, she’s turns me onto things I might otherwise miss. She just came across a totally fascinating artist, who is recreating the wine world in a […]