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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 say. "All of our wines are dry. But...

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,...

Pandemonium

OF SOLITUDE AND SIPPING Hi. For the last little while, due to our viral situation, I’ve had some time off from writing these columns. But, I’m still here, back now, trying to write some thing more thoughtful. And while drinking and driving is a no go, drinking and...

Oakey – Dokey

OF WINE AND OAK The iconic oak barrel. And all its associations to the world of wine.How did it come to be so? Why is it used for wine? Was it always used? When did it come about? Who started it?As Mr.Peabody might have said, “Set the Wayback Machine to the ancient...

Let’s Talk Terroir

THE MYSTERY OF TERROIR Terroir. It’s kind of a mystery. And not well understood by most. And that’s because...magical harp music here, taking us far back into the Land of Discovery...Because...the word terroir has no exact English equivalent. And, like many French...