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Pining for a Pinotage?

WILD THING Hi folks, I’m back with another new wine. At least for me. It’s not a wine that we hear much about primarily because of its past reputation as not worthy of our attention. But, my curiosity got the best of me as I was perusing different varietals to write...

Let’s Go Albariño!

TIME FOR A NEW WHITE It’s March, people! Spring is just around the corner and while many of us are still deeply ensconced in our winter reds, it’s time to look towards the light! And at Albariño. I was aware of this wine but didn’t know much about it. So...

Sufferin’ Succotash! It’s Sangiovese!

STARTING THE YEAR RIGHT AT THE TOP We made it to 2021! May the upcoming year be better than 2020, the year that shall henceforth be known as “Wha…???”I’m starting the year with a toe dip into Italy. Specifically, Sangiovese. I thought this would be pretty...

The Fruitiness Factor…

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME… “You’re so sweet,” she said dryly as she dropped the fruit basket on the counter. And there it is in a nutshell. Let me explain.In the winery, we sometimes get a request for a sweet wine. “Oh, sorry,” we...

Let’s Be Franc…

UNLOCKING MEMORIES I think all the time that goes into the making of a wine, the complete and whole terroir of it, meets up with the complete and whole terroir of our own lives. For example, trying to pinpoint a smell that is familiar. You search your mind for what it...

Grab a Grenache!

THE MANY FACES OF GRENACHE Hi everybody! Here we are again. I know the pandemic continues and “the world situation is desperate as usual” to quote Tom Robbins. But what are we to do? No, I don’t mean politically. I mean when we are sitting, thinking, fretting,...