Tag Archives: Wine

The Grape Gatsby

The Raw Material: How to Make Wine Red  In the time of the Great Gatsby, clothes certainly did make the man. However, strip away the illusion of fashionable wealth; what have you got? The naked truth. To Mark Twain, clothes … Continue reading

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Let the Credits Roll

Local Specialties, Workhorses and Common Blends  It never ceases to amaze me that very few moviegoers stay for the credits. If you think about it, without those hundreds, even thousands of off-screen players contributing behind the scenes, that film, whether … Continue reading

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Someday My Prince Will Come

Sémillon   I am amazed at just how plugged into pop culture Mad Dog is despite his protests of having absolutely no interest in it whatsoever. Naturally I have to ask, “If you’re not interested, how come you know so much?” … Continue reading

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Here, Puss-Puss

Sauvignon Blanc  I’ve always kept my distance from bees, especially on hot summer days. It seemed the more sweltering the temperatures, the more menacing their mood.  It wasn’t until we moved across the proverbial pond and a couple of latitude … Continue reading

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At Table

Formal Tastings  A tasting can sometimes resemble the story of the Wedding at Cana where the best wine was apparently saved for last. However, in tastings today, the trick is not saving the best for last but rather, deciding what … Continue reading

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For the Records

Keeping Clear and Consistent Records  I just love historical trivia. Once a guest confided to me the “real” origin of the term riserva. It seems the term was coined during a time when drinking water was scarce. What water was … Continue reading

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Déjà vu

Wine and Words Déjà vu comes from the French expression “already seen” coined in 1903. It’s that strange sensation that what you are now experiencing has happened before. Here it is in a sentence: “I knew I had never seen … Continue reading

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