Archive for the Tag 'Joe Freeman'

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December in Wine Country ~ Have a Look

[Paperwhite flowers are a typical December bloom. Photo by Jo Diaz.] The beginning of December – this season – has been beautiful weather wise and visually. I’m now in the Mayacamas Mountains, above the Alexander Valley floor. The views are spectacular… stunning, really. Perhaps this is why my devotion to blogging every day has waned […]

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Wine Ed 101 ~ Batonnage

Batonnage, the stirring of lees after fermentation, at The Rubin Family of Wines, is performed by winemakers Joe Freeman and Ed Morris in a new fan-dangled way. Batonnage is a great example of Wine Ed 101. It’s also important to note that assistant winemaker Ed Morris worked as a cooper for 11 years, prior to […]

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Art to enjoy with wine, by Liudas Guzas

My wine blog is my wine journal as a wine publicist. I don’t always write about the wine business, in the process. I’m a stream of consciousness kinda gal. As random as my blog appears to be, there’s one constant thread… My love of writing. And since I write about wine all day, sometimes I […]

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Associate Winemaker Ed Morris is moving through the ranks at The Rubin Family of Wines

I have the pleasure of working with Ed Morris [left] at The Rubin Family of Wines. This is the latest news: The Rubin Family of Wines is pleased to announce that Assistant Winemaker Ed Morris has been promoted to Associate Winemaker. Morris will continue to work in partnership with winemaker Joe Freeman, but at a […]

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Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

The concept that age is a beautiful thing doesn’t always play out well in our Western Culture. In one of my psyche classes, we learned that there are two cultures that make up the world; although, I would argue that I fit into a third one. It would be an evolving Melting Pot culture, which […]

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Pairing Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen with delicious wines

Pairing Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen recipes with some recently tasted wines was a great education for me. REMINDER from yesterday: Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen, published by Fair Winds and written by Joni Marie Newman, offers fresh ideas and flavor combinations for anyone, as it would for any vegan on the path […]

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Retailer With Beverage Education As A Priority ~ Total Wine & More

I applaud Total Wine & More… Being on the inside of the wine business, I get to see things happening that let me know who’s who and what’s what. [Image: center is Ron Rubin, owner and president of The Rubin Family of Wines, greeting his guests.] I have been in the wine business for over […]

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River Road Family Vineyards and Winery: In a Post Harvest Chardonnay Vineyard with Winemaker Joe Freeman

My partner in all things Jose Diaz and winemaker Joe Freeman of River Road Family Vineyard and Winery explore what happens to a vineyard after all the grapes of that season have been harvested. According to owner Ron Rubin, “”Quality has always been the number one priority for River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, and on […]

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A Post Harvest Chardonnay Vineyard, what’s it all about, Joe Freeman?

My partner in all things Jose Diaz, and River Road Family Vineyard and Winery’s winemaker Joe Freeman explore what happens to a vineyard after all the grapes of that season have been harvested. Listen to Joe talking about how the spring of 2012 will tell a winemaker about what’s going to happen during the following […]

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River Road Family Vineyards and Winery’s Energetic and Talented Winemaking Duo

This is a very interesting pair of young men, whose combined talents come together seamlessly, creating a respectful symbiosis in the wine cellar at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery… All of this while they tend to winemaking. I’m really impressed by this very successful combination of talents. [Photos credited to Jose Diaz] Joe Freeman […]