Category: Education

Wine Competitions: It Won a Medal – It Must be Good!

My first-ever restaurant review also included reviews of some of the wines. And though we do not usually write negative reviews of the wine we receive as samples, we do occasionally include reviews of less-than-stellar wines that we pay for. ...

Corkage Fees – What are they?

cork·age (kôrkj) n. A charge exacted at a restaurant for every bottle of liquor served that was not bought on the premises. That is how The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language defines it. It is also how I have always defined ...

Another Wine Byte 15: France’s Red-headed Stepchild

Here is another in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) I have a former law school colleague with whom I sometimes verbally spar, nearly always ...

New Study Adds Gravitas to Wine Bloggers

A study published today in Wine Business.com examines the growth and impact of wine bloggers on winery brands. According to Sonoma State University Wine Business Professor Liz Thach, Ph.D., blogs can be especially helpful to wineries with less well-known brands, ...

Winos stole my burrito!

Wine has changed my life in so many ways, almost all of which have been positive from my point of view. There are the health benefits, social benefits, and probably most profound of all, the opportunities that writing about it ...

One for You, Two for Me: Blending Can be Fun!

Joe definitely is the cook in our house.  He has also had success making his own beer. But there is a little something I can brag about from out latest trip to Wine Country - blending. I won two of ...

Another Wine Byte 14: Attack of the Clones?

Here is the fourteenth in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) AWB #14 - So Just What is a Clone? Aren't they Human-Animal ...

Wine Accessories: The Fine Art of the Corkscrew

We stayed at the Inn of Occidental for Barrel Tasting last March. The decor in our room; The "Wine Room," included a shadow box with various corkscrews. One of the most interesting of all of the wine ...

Another Wine Byte 13: To Sur with Lie

Here is the thirteenth in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) Who are the Lees and Why are They In My Wine? Recently, one ...

Another Wine Byte 12: Wrap It Up, I’ll Take It

Here is the twelfth in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) Should I Give a Bottle of Wine? I received an e-mail notification ...

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