Archive for the Tag 'wine-blog.org'

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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis & China

When I was teaching anatomy and physiology, this word was the student’s first lesson, the very first day of class. Why, because if my students could write, pronounce, and define this word they could handle all that was coming down the line with the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Pneu mono ultra microscopic silico […]

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Following The Path of One’s Passions ~ Segueing from Grape Grower into a Winemaker Role, Too

David Mounts grew up in Dry Creek Valley. Following in his father’s footsteps, he also felt the need to expand into becoming a winemaker and winery owner. And so, after lots of study and hard work, Mounts Family Winery was created. I can image why David wanted to be making wine… I’ve now seen so […]

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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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Thanking My Grindstone Cowboy ~ Behind Every Woman, There’s a Great Man

If you’re reading this, and have read my blog in the past, you’re seeing my new look. I just got a make-over, and I have to thank Jose… my webmaster, hero, and all-around great guy. For perhaps a year now, he’s been encouraging me to refresh Wine-Blog’s look; not because there was anything intrinsically wrong […]

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How do you feel about plagiarism ~ Is it worth getting in a twit about it?

DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) exists; although it’s on the owner to police his or her own words, and then take action. I’ve heard some wine bloggers say that they don’t care if they’re information and images are used elsewhere on the Internet; others aren’t appreciating it at all. I’ve written about being aggregated; now, […]

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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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Wedding wine lists for the summer ~ How much to buy?

Comments this week will be placed in a drawing for a $75.00 gift certificate from True Fabrications. (Just your name will qualify you.) Drawing on Saturday. [Pictured: My daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Heath Hoffman at Pacific Star Winery exchanging their vows.] My cousin Margo recently asked for help, as someone in the family who […]

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Could This Be The Begining of a Wine Century Club in Windsor, California?

The following comment from Frank Dietrich, of Blue Danube Wine Company, was a defining moment for me. I had sent a link to my story Wine Century Club ~ Port4lio Tasting Threw Me Over the Top, because he and his wines were in the story. I thought he’d enjoy knowing that his brands got some […]

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Dear Jo, When Did the Blessing of the Vines Tradition Start?

Another really good question asked by one of my writer friends. I tried to do quick research, because, honestly, I just knew that it exists; but, I had no clue when the first person decided to say a few words, asking the goods to deliver a great crop for that season. Cave people?  Phoenicians? Romans? […]

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The Days of Crimson And Clover ~ Or, do organic wines really taste better?

The 1960s, 70s, and early 80s were very good to and for me. I deliberately sacrificed a lot of materialism, for which the universe delivered copious hours to study and practice many subjects of great personal interest: nutrition and gardening organically buying my organic foods in a “health food store” (the only place to get […]