Archive for the Tag 'Aroma of wine'


Did you ever notice that New Zealand is an upside down boot?

How come nobody ever talks about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, then wrote: I saw your blog today, […]


Navarra, a Spanish Soujourn with New and Intriguing Flavors

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. Kingdom Navarra ~ Spain… Off on a new adventure to the Denominacion de Oregen… Northeastern Spain; or, an Iberian wine. The region of Navarra has interestingly diverse terroir, comprised […]


Aren’t we all just great big suckers for critter labels?

Zeepaard ~ Australia Wines Are Superbly Fun… I know I am… Besides loving wine, I’m an animal lover, and I’m passionate about art. Tie it all together… and people like me just get drawn in. It reminds me of the days when music was recorded on vinyl, and we flocked to music stores to see […]


Salud Scents Redux

I have a category called, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” I rarely use it, because I’d rather rave than rants (publicist in me). But, everyone now and then, something hits me emotionally; and, before I even sleep on it, I go spouting off on Wine Blog. It’s rare, but it does occasionally happen. Salud […]


Sparkling Wine Recommendations for Your Valentine Moments

There are two ways that I go on Valentine’s day… Either a wine from my PS I Love You group, or a sparkling wine… Sorry, but the PS Love name says it all. A big red for your heart’s health, and someone you care deeply about for sharing it, just makes a lot of sense […]


Refreshing Italian Whites Wines That Just Rock ~ From the Soave Consortium

[Lyla Diaz is in the foreground, with Melanie Hoffman in the background.] Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win weekly gifts this December: I was recently asked by Georgia Maloney (representing the Soave Consorzio) if I’d be interested in wines from Italy. My current learning curve is embracing […]


Volatilizing Your Esters

Your nose is the key to enjoying a glass of wine, long before the wine ever hits your palate. The act of swirling your wine releases the bouquet. (The bouquet is a result of the wine making process. Aroma, on the other hand, is related to the scent of the grape.) It cracks me up […]