Archive for the Tag 'Oak'


Three CHARDONNAY picks from Wilfred Wong, Cellar Master at BevMo!

I Hope Chardonnay is on your radar screen.


Wine Life Highlights ~ Portuguese Wines

I was very fortunate to be hired for a couple of years by Enoforum Wines to advocate for Portuguese wines. Part of my PR job actually took me to Portugal, so I could learn about their culture. Any civilized culture includes their wine history. Portugal’s wine culture took serious root, when the Romans invaded. These […]


First Steps in Winemaking & Real Cidermaking On a Small Scale

Two new books have arrived, as we head into the last quarter of the year and the holiday gift giving season. But, these two are even more seasonal. This is the season to ferment, and these books are right on cue. Both are from Fox Chapel Publishing, celebrating their 20th Anniversary (1991 – 2011). [I […]


A Rare Opportunity ~ Tasting Through the Iron Horse 2009 Vintage Chardonnays

When Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards sent an E-Mail to me, asking if I would like to experience her seven 2009 Chardonnays, it was an opportunity I knew couldn’t refuse. Last Thanksgiving I drove to Iron Horse to purchase my holiday sparkling and photographed my journey along the way, as this was my first […]