Archive for the Tag 'Joe'

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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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Puncheons continue to become more popular for use in winemaking

In a story by my writing buddy Larry Walker, which was publised in Wine & Vines, Larry wrote a story entitled “How Big Is Your Barrel?” It was written in February 2006, and Larry quotes barrel broker Mel Knox as saying “… in the early 1980s, he didn’t sell a single puncheon. ‘Now, I can’t […]

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Wine Writer/Critic Joe Pollack of St. Louis, Missouri Died on Friday, March 9, 2012

Joe Pollack dies at age 81 on Friday, March 9, 2012 ~ St. Louis Dispatch’s best-known food and wine critic. The memorial service for Joe Pollack’s family and friends will be on Saturday, March 17, 11:00 a.m., at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves. In his St. Louis, Misourri, career, […]