Archive for the ‘Art in Wine’ Category

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Portland Oregon’s Annual Rose Festival + Oak Knoll Winery’s Annual Wine label art contest

Oak Knoll Winery’s Annual Wine label art contest for Portland Oregon’s Annual Rose Festival was unveiled on April 25 in downtown Portland. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a community to sponsor an annual festival that fosters complete pride by all members of its neighborhood. This is what […]

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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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Fixed before broken

Having Entered through the exit, she had in essence assured that the ending was going to read much more differently and so it did. Oh it did. Work and Words by: Melissa Nelson Riverview Station, Studio #314, 191 Lyman Street, Ashville NC [828]-707-6845 I’ve told my husband that I wish Elizabeth Barrett Browning hadn’t written […]

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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, Women, and Shoes ~ What a trip!

First of all, I learned something very important at this event… But, let me digress for a minute. A while ago, I wanted to protect my camera from my husband. He’s lovely… no problem there, he’s  just been known to drop a few things, so I bought him his own camera. Now that he has […]

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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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Calling all you graphic art students, who might love creating a wine label

There’s a great new contest that just launched called “The Canvas Artist Series Contest.” It’s sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Folio Fine Wine Partners (Michael Mondavi’s wine company). According to Michael Mondavi: “It’s an honor to develop a special blend for a hotel company of Hyatt’s caliber. Our goal for Canvas was to […]

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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 […]