Tag: wine

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/26/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

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100 Tastes from the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting

For those in the wine trade, one of the characteristics of Spring has long been the proliferation of wine tasting

Don’t Ask a Dinosaur for Directions

Those of us who spend our days working if not in the vanguard, at least squarely in the mainstream of

Vinography Images: Cabernet Leaf

Cabernet Leaf SONOMA COUNTY, CA: A Cabernet Sauvignon grape leaf is set against the sun in the Alexander Valley during

The Essence of Wine: Nuts

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Saying that our relationship with nuts goes back for some time dramatically understates the case.

Giving Thanks in 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Vinography. For those of you outside of North America, today is America’s food holiday, where there is

Book Review: Wine by Thomas Pellechia

Review by Tim Patterson Unlike the fads and fancies and 15-minute trends that come with every new vintage, the history

Vinography Loves Sediment In Wine. You Should, Too.

, I’m bemoaning the fact that it solves a problem that didn’t need solving. This new bottle design, which is

Don’t Worship Your Wine. Just Drink It.

ome parts of this wine world are utterly ridiculous sometimes. Mostly, it’s the luxury parts. Something odd happens when you

A Glass of Wine to Keep You Sane

I’ve long said that wine helps me maintain my sanity. Well it turns out I may have been more right

D’Arenberg Winery, McLaren Vale, Australia: Current Releases

I can’t remember when, exactly, I had my first Australian wine, but there’s a good chance that it was made

What’s Next? Wine Labels in Jive?

I haven’t stopped chuckling this evening since I read a post on Spittoon.Biz, a long running wine blog run by

SF Chefs. Food. Wine. Weekend: August 6-9, San Francisco

For a town as food and wine rich as San Francisco is, the city has few large public celebrations of

A Book for the Wine Lover That Hates to Read

A lot of wine books get published every year, and not many of them are very good, especially for wine

Independence for the Modern Wine Drinker

Happy Independence Day from the United States, where we’re celebrating the historical casting off of the “chains” in which our

The Chinese Roots of California Wine

Every time I visit Meadowood in Napa Valley, I find myself spending time in front of a reproduction of an

All He Wanted Was a Bottle of Wine After Work

I’ve been working really hard lately. Not here on Vinography, but at the day job that pays the bills. So

Somali Pirates Take Ransom in Wine

Apparently the stepped-up patrols of U.S. warships off the coast of Somalia and increased vigilance on the part of ships’

Vinography Images: Light Through Grapes

Light Through Grapes In a miraculous chemistry shared with so many bounties of the natural world, grapes take the light

Drink What You’ve Got: Wine in Troubled Times

The current recession offers a blessing in disguise for many wine lovers. Even those whose decreased purchasing power means they

Tough Time to be a Wine Writer

In a contracting economy, the last things you want to sell are goods and services that people consider discretionary luxuries.

Book Review: American Vintage by Paul Lukacs

Review by W. Blake Gray. Is wine food or alcohol? Most Americans would immediately choose “alcohol,” perhaps laughing at the

The Sadness and Irony of a Wine Museum

Meet Michel Chasseuil. He’s 67, drives a beat-up old car, never goes on vacation, and is perhaps not unlike so

Wine Twitters by Vinography

I’m an odd combination of early adopter and time starved executive. This means that I tend to know about and

Three Cheers For a Wine Democracy

I’ve always privately believed that if everyone just drank a bit more wine, the world would be a better place.

Dangerous Wine or Dangerous Reporting?

I look up to journalists. I really do. They actually get paid for doing what I play at here every

Another Reason to Live in Italy

We all have our fantasies. These days mine lean a bit more towards getting more sleep than chance encounters with

Facts and Opinions about High Alcohol Wines

Compared to sports fans, wine lovers of different stripes don’t have a lot to have really heated arguments about. Even

A Real Nigerian Wine Scam

Anyone who has an e-mail account and has checked it at least once in the last 10 years has probably

Church Attendance Down? Try Installing a Wine Bar.

At one point in the glorified history of Western civilization, people were beaten or berated if they failed to show

That Smoky 2008 Vintage: California Wine and Wildfires

There were a few weeks in June when the last place a wine lover would have wanted to be was

Italian Wine Tasting Notes From The Golden Glass 2008

These days, with a newborn, I don’t get out to many large tasting events, but one I decided I shouldn’t

Ethiopian Wine: A New Frontier in Africa

I’m a sucker for pioneers. Especially those that strike out into the wilderness to try making great wine where no

Book Review: The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson

As casual wine lovers, we live in the daily romance of wine. We thrive on the pleasures of a great