Category Archives: Education

Declare Your Wine Independence

Happy Independence Day fellow United States-ians! As you are enjoying your festivities today with friends and family, and posting all sorts of patriotic pics and memes on facebook and other social media consider this – do you live in one … Continue reading

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Before there were wine bloggers there was Nathan Chroman

Before Jancis wrote her big book, The Oxford Companion to Wine, before Kevin Zraly took his position as Wine Director at Windows on the World, before Steven Spurrier instigated (or perpetrated upon the French) the American wine defining moment of … Continue reading

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Ribera del Duero. Drink Ribera. Drink Spain.

Many wine drinkers are familiar with Tempranillo as Spain’s most prolifically grown noble grape. Often people confuse Rioja and Tempranillo as being the same thing but Tempranillo is the grape variety and Rioja is one of Spain’s largest wine producing … Continue reading

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Blending Gratitude in McMinnville

In a previous post (Lessons in wine blending in Oregon) I wrote about blending Pinot Noirs in Oregon. Gary Horne, the winemaker at Erath taught a lesson on what goes into blending a great Pinot Noir. It was an excellent … Continue reading

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Lessons in wine blending in Oregon

Many of my wine friends are preparing to attend this year’s Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton, British Columbia (yeah, they actually grow good wine up there!). While I will not be going, I am still enjoying the lessons learned from … Continue reading

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Boston Wine Expo 2013

Tomorrow and Sunday, February 15-16, 2013 celebrates the return of one of Boston’s premier winter events, the Boston Wine Expo. This extravaganza of wine, food, and the good life will have over 200 wineries from more than 15 countries pouring … Continue reading

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“The grape for the millions” – The Concord Grape

The Concord grape, Vitus labruscana, the grape of choice most associated with grape juice, jelly or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is named for Concord, MA, where it was born in 1854 under the careful cultivation of Ephraim Wales Bull. … Continue reading

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Torrontes Proves Argentina More Than Just a One-Trick Pony : PALATE PRESS

My story about Torrontes, the signature WHITE wine from Argentina in the February 15th Palate Press. See tasting notes below for suggested wines. We’ll be talking about Torrontes on Twitter’s #winechat on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 9pm EST. Read … Continue reading

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Torrontes – The Other Wine of Argentina

I’m doing research for a story on Torrontes, the native white grape of Argentina. Argentina has a number of fascinating facts relative to its wine culture (most of which you will need to read my article to learn [tease]), such … Continue reading

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47 Words About Candia’s Noiret

Found growing wild on his property, it took Bob a while to identify it’s name. A  cold-hardy Cornell hybrid cross of Steuben and  NY65.0467.08, named in 2006. Candia is the only NE winery vinifying this grape. High acidity, fine tannins, raspberry, but tart, … Continue reading

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