Allow me to introduce the stars of the show. By collection of name only. As I study each of these beauties, expect a fleshy blog post, devoting to each its own time in the spotlight. Major White Grape Varieties: Albariño Assyrtiko Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Grüner Veltliner Gewurztraminer Marsanne Melon de Bourgogne Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains … Continue reading The Major Reds, Major Whites
How about a little humble pie for Sunday morning brunch, say you? I've just had a hot, steaming pile of it friends, and trust me - it's not tasty. The gap of passionately drinking, sharing and loving ALL things of the wine world versus becoming a student of wine in order to think and drink … Continue reading What I’ve learned so far. Or rather, not learned.
To admire the creation is to admire the creator. You romance me, Mother Nature! Veraison: One special week in middle August when the green grapes begin turning purple, the fruit begins to soften, acids begin to decrease, and sugar begins to increase. Also a sign that harvest is right around the corner. It's an exciting … Continue reading A Grape Rainbow
“The Kitchen Confidential of wine: Read this book, and you’ll never be intimidated by wine—or wine snobs—again.” ~Madeline Puckette, co-author of Wine Folly In the world of wine, just as life in general, one cannot literally "know it all". Wine especially, is like that. In its entirety, wine is an infinite source of history, artistry, … Continue reading Book Review: “Cork Dork”