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*This is an update and repost of a previous post, which you can find here. Part of the reason I love wine is that every grape has a story. Whether it’s that the grape has been native to an area (like Tempranillo in Spain), or found...

Returning from my first ever Wine Blogger Conference in the Finger Lakes region of New York State on the East Coast of the US,  I have to share my version of the “what I learned on my summer vacation” essay. While we’ll definitely do a podcast...

Every so often I get a question about the difference between cheap wine and better wine: "What's the real difference? Why spend $25 when I can spend $2.50? Seriously, it's just fermented grapes. Isn't it all the same?" No. And despite the articles and taste...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

Post Summary 1. Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous wines  2. Getting there 3. What makes Walla Walla different? Some history, growing conditions, the wine character 4. A Little Ancient History: The Missoula Floods and why they matter to Walla Walla wine  5. Travel Tips _________________________________________   Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous wines What can I say about Walla Walla,...

Summer un-officially starts tomorrow on Memorial Day (real summer is in June somewhere around the 20th when the solstice occurs, but who's counting?). White pants, shoes, and purses can come out of hibernation...

Last week I went to a tasting of eight red wines from different communes of Bordeaux put on by the Guild of Sommeliers, the professional organization that's affiliated with the Court of Master Sommeliers (through which I'm certified. But I'd like to make the distinction...

You should see my desk right now. Boring and dork-ass wine books corner to corner, more tabs open than my browser can handle, and notes scrawled down in my notebook and on a few post-its to boot. This isn't usually how I work, but in...

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