Tag Archives: Education

If Away I Be, It’s Woe is Me

Chenin Blanc  A director once told me, “If given the choice between directing talent that gives me too much rather than too little, I’ll take too much any day.” The reason: it’s easier to trim back rather than graft on. … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Up

Chardonnay: Barrel Fermentation   I’ve heard guys warning their buddies not to fall too quickly for that pretty face across the room until he’s seen her au naturel. Brutally put: What does she look like without any …makeup?  Let’s face it, … Continue reading

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‘Pressed’ for the Occasion

Assessing Quality   Sometimes less is more. Much as we might yearn to taste a 1948 Château Pétrus, we probably wouldn’t want to drink such a phenomenal wine day in and day out. Sometimes, a simple table wine is exactly what … Continue reading

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Blind Ambition

Tasting Blind  Do schools still mark on a curve system anymore? Although there are many formulas for grading on a curve, it boils down to one thing: grade trumps education. Tasters assess wines on a curve when they base their … Continue reading

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