Wine Tasting

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Share your love, but not your cellar (Annettes Thanksgiving advice)

Anyone who is a wine lover usually learns early in life that Thanksgiving is not a time to share your cellars treasures. Oh sure, these are the friends and family, that you would donate your kidneys to, but let’s say you’ve selected one of your slumbering babies, carefully cradled it to the table, ¬†announce the […]

industry

Epistemology and Enology. Wine Industry.

A philosophical reflection on how we gain and use knowledge in the wine industry However it does not mean there is nothing real or true about our surroundings, or in this case about viticulture and enology. Again Tarnas: since evidence can be adduced and interpreted to corroborate a virtually limitless array of world views, the […]

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2007 Vintage Musings II: the numbers game

I have now participated in 6 harvests and in each of them the winemakers I worked for decided when to pick based upon flavors. Sure seems simple and straightforward, no? To put it as I have heard David Ramey say, delicious fruit should make delicious wine, so pick when the fruit tastes delicious. Now of […]