Did you know even that it’s an oak tree that has this bark? From the mighty oak, comes the cork, besides the nuts.
When I buy a bottle of wine, a cork closure is as much a choice for me, as is the wine. Having read a story about cork in the Wall Street Journal called, “Plastic or real cork: Which is the better way to seal a wine bottle?” it got me thinking, and I became interested […]
The following are averages, because viticulturists ultimately decided how many plants there will be on one acre of land.
This post is inspired by watching a brain surgeon once, trying to remove a cork from a bottle of wine… I’m betting that removing my skull would have been a lot easier. Removing a Cork 101: Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were […]
The wine was superbly delicious, with plummy blueberry notes; a medium bodied, not meant to punch your palate in the midsection, just meant to be delicious on your mid palate. And it’s very food friendly.
The marketing costs for a $50 bottle of wine breaks down in the following way, within the three-tier system: 7% – cost of grapes and/or growing ~ $3.50 9% – cost of wine making ~ $4.50 4% – bottles, corks, boxes, labels ~ $2.00 2% – marketing ~ $1.00 13% – sales people, distribution from […]
“How much wine comes from one vine?” you ask… The answer is going to be an average. It’s important that you know that right off the bat. I just left a vineyard where half of the fruit lay on the ground. The grapes were cut from the vine so that the last push for sugar […]
Putting a cork in it… is the way I prefer, quite honestly. Having read a story about cork in the Wall Street Journal called, “Plastic or real cork: Which is the better way to seal a wine bottle?” it got me thinking, and I became interested enough to actually sign up for being able to […]
How do you feel about the weight of wine bottles these days? I know of one wine writer who, when the bottles began to take on the “Big Boy” effect, had serious issues right away. It’s only been within the last 10 years that wine bottles have put on the extra pounds… As part of […]
The Curious World of Wine I was asked to review Dr. Richard Vine’s book, The Curious World of Wine. Being a book lover, I accepted the offer to add this delightful book to my both my library and to my mind’s expansion. I’m so glad I did. What an easy, fun read about the world […]