Category: Education

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 ...

10 of the Most Architecturally Progressive Wineries in the World

Mike Payne, the editor of DesignCrave.com, sent me a link to his post entitled "The Ten Architectural Wonders of the Wine World." He has found some real gems. From his post: To the religious and the secular alike, wine holds a special ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 7 – Pork Chops)

This is part 7 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts, Part 4 - Knives, and Part 5 ...

Unconventional Wine Regions

If grapes can be grown somewhere, it seems that there is always someone who will proclaim it the new hot wine region. Climate change is wreaking havoc on some traditional growing regions, while it simultaneously creates new ones in unexpected ...

Drinking well in tough times

Below is a video from Wine Spectator with some tips for drinking good wine at a decent price. These days that becomes more and more of a priority. Times are tough all over. The video has some good ideas before ...

Another Wine Byte 11: Wines with a Tan

Here is the eleventh 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!) I have a very fair complexion. So much so that people ...