Archive for the ‘China’ Category


Yeah… Wine’s high rent district

I love my friends. They send me Emails that they think I should read, which of course will elicit an opinion. My friend Paul Moe in Florida just sent a link to me from Smirky Chimp saying, “They’re all ‘wine barons!’” I wrote back, after reading the story entitled, Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’—Intense Challenges […]


Robert Parker is slowly fading into the sunset

Robert Parker is slowly fading into the sunset… Yeah, right!  And, I mean… right…. but wait to find out what I mean… Once upon a time, I was raised on Sabattus Lake in the summers of my youth. I remember watching sunsets across a lake that is five miles long and one mile wide… I […]


Bubbles for the Dragon ~ Iron Horse went off to China to Celebrate

[The Sterlings with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.] Iron Horse Vineyards shipped 880 cases of its Year of the Dragon Chinese Cuveé to Beijing, on January 10, 2012. It was specifically created to celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, which began on January 23 and continues until February 9, 2012. […]


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 […]