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Wine For Cooking

Most writing on wine doesn’t address wine for cooking. Some cookbooks do and some of them do a pretty good job, others not so much. So here are some thoughts on the subject. There are some recipes that call for … Continue reading

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Organic, Natural, and Biodynamic – The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Organic, natural, and biodynamic are words you increasingly see used for wines and sometimes see on the labels. They can be confusing and confused with each other. Here is a brief primer and some of my thoughts on the subject. … Continue reading

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What’s That Stuff On The Cork?

Recently I have talked to a few people who have thought bottles were bad when they found stuff on top of the cork before opening the bottle. The cover over the cork is called the capsule.  It is typically metal … Continue reading

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Hacks

Hi folks, We were briefly hacked but the site is back up and I have upgraded security.  I am looking at options to help keep the spam bots out so we can get conversations going again. Nevin

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Life in France

A great little song about living the good life from my friend Katrina Maxwell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR_rAtoYcCM

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Spam

The spam bots have been at it again.  I am disabling the comments until I find a better captcha or other way to block them.  Sorry.

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What Makes for Good Summer Wine

Here in the northern hemisphere it is officially summer. It sure feels like it too. In these days of central heating and air conditioning you can comfortably drink just about any wine any time of year. Some wines better suit … Continue reading

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Spam

The spam bots hit us hard.  I just deleted over 1,300 pieces of spam.  If you had a real comment that got caught in the mix, I apologize.   Real comments are always very much appreciated and I will be … Continue reading

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A bit Alarmist.

Here is an interesting article on alleged arsenic contamination of inexpensive California wines. I have a background in environmental contamination and am somewhat skeptical. There is nothing I know of in the wine making process that is likely to add … Continue reading

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Back to the blog

I have been neglecting the blog as life has gotten in the way. Well I am back at it. I have initiated a series on our Facebook page called “Tip of the Glass”. These are very short little tips to … Continue reading

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