I know I have written about it before, but the rules of wine are “important’. And that is because some snooty people say they are important.     Thbpbpbpth!     That’s just a bunch of phony.   There really there is only one rule: Drink what you like. That’s it. That’s the only ruleContinue reading

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Pressing is done and more can be created. Last weekend, we pressed the must of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes picked a few weeks ago. The wine tastes great and smells lovely. We have just a small basket press and a very hands on process. My family and boyfriend are always kind enough to help me pressContinue reading

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Let’s talk harvest! It’s almost here! Harvest: a magical time of the year. Full of long days, physical labor, odd eating habits, wishing you still lived with your mom so she could do your laundry, a beer after the day with friends, lots of fun, and lots of work. For those who work in theContinue reading

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Rainbow of Wine, Shorthand: Venn Diagram of Wine Production White wine is white wine grapes made from the juice. Orange wine is white wine grapes made from the fruit or must. Rose wine (most often) is red wine grapes made from the juice. Red wine is red wine grapes made into wine from the fruit or must.Continue reading

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I’ve been a reader and contributor to Quora for many years now. In general I am reading and responding to posts about wine, tech, startups, business, and at times, etiquette. One question that I answered back in 2013 popped up in my feed last week. In reading my response, I see that it still ringsContinue reading

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With Thanksgiving next week, many of us are headed to the wine store to grab a few bottles to drink up at the family table. And while I could write a thing on how Pinot Noir, or a Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre blend pairs well with turkey (which they do), I thought I should help you out onContinue reading

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Harvest 2017 is now wrapped. Wine is in barrels and tanks, and the grape vines are shutting down for the winter. It has been a rough harvest for two reasons: deer and fire. One affected me directly and seemed like a big fight until my perspective was shifted. I fought deer, while virtually everyone IContinue reading

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