The Major Reds, Major Whites

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 […]

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A Grape Rainbow

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 […]

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Confucious Said So?

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius Linkage to the ancient Chinese sage Confucius as the origin of this insightful quote is debatable and appears to be spurious; anachronistic elements suggest that “job choice” or flexibility of work in the era {485 BC} of Confucius was possible, yet it […]

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Dare to think. Differently.

“To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.” ~ Quote is the final verse of Lord Tennyson’s Ulysses Tell me wine is NOT a great thing of tumultuous beauty – I dare you – and then I’ll call you insane.  In all my studies, tasting room tours, vineyard visits, literary explorations, conversations with […]

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