Archive for the Tag 'Dionysus'

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Embarking on my own Greek (Wine) Odyssey

En Oeno Alethea ~ In wine, there is truth… Odyssey (Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odysseia)… Dictionary.com’s Greek word for “a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc.” I’m thinking that the wine will negate any hardships… This blog posting has been inspired by Eklektikon, a Greek import company, that sent […]

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Rolling in a rich history: Greece is a museum inside a bottle of wine

I recently received an Email from Anh Phan, the communications manager at Eklektikon LLC, an importer of eclectic Greek wines in the US. Anh wrote: “I wanted to inform you about our company’s unique approach to wine. Eklektikon is more than just exquisite wine; it is about the embodiment of the best of Greek art, […]

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Exploring the Fine Line Between Wine Snob and Wine Enthusiast

I just read a story on TheGlobeandMail.com, entitled, You too can talk like a wine snob. Why do wine writers perpetuate the concept of a wine “snob?” Is it because readers love to rag about them, and it makes for fun gossip? What I read that really got me to thinking… One commenter wrote, “My […]

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The Fine Line Between Wine Snob and Wine Enthusiast

I just read a story on TheGlobeandMail.com, entitled, You too can talk like a wine snob. Why do wine writers perpetuate the concept of a wine “snob?” Is  it because readers love to rag about them, and it makes for fun gossip? What I read that really got me to thinking… One commenter wrote, “My […]

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Castello di Amorosa is one man’s dream, and another man’s great adventure

[ I snagged this image of V. Sattui from their Website. Images in the video are shared between Jose and me, with copyrights for Jose’s images so noted.] Once upon a time, there was a prince, whose name was Prince Dario Sattui. The prince loved to make wine. He lived among his subjects in the […]

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The Psychology of Wine, by Evan Mitchell and Brian Mitchell

[Holiday weekly give-away. Leave your name in comment box to win] As we head into the holiday gift-giving season, I highly recommend The Psychology of Wine, Truth and Beauty By The Glass for anyone on your list who loves wine, loves to think and to talk about it. Written by Evan Mitchell (son) and Brian […]