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Waiter, there is dirt in my wine!

How much dirt is in your wine? They observed during the course of the growing season that, in almost all vineyards, there will inevitably be various human impacts to the soil -- from tractors and other mechanical equipment making trips hither ...

Changing roles of the sommelier.

This is a very good article about how the role of the sommelier has changed in recent years. To judge by all the reverence they are accorded, you'd think chefs were the most interesting people on the planet. In truth, they ...

Drink wine and smile.

Red wine is good for your teeth. A class of chemicals in red wine grapes may significantly reduce the ability of bacteria to cause cavities, according to a US study published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. That wine ...

Where is the best place to buy wine?

These days there is no shortage of places to buy wine. There is wine at the supermarket, there are huge chain package liquor stores, there are specialty shops, wine clubs, and Internet shopping available to almost all of us. Personally, I ...

On Beer

In this article the author does a great job of extolling the wonders of beer, and I agree that beer is a remarkable beverage. I make my own, and consume quite a bit made by others. In fact, since I have ...

Friendlier skies?

Andrea Robinson has been hired by Delta Airlines to create an in-flight wine menu. Maybe flying will be fun again. From the article: "Andrea Robinson is one of the world's hottest master sommeliers and is helping Delta create a unique, high-flying wine discovery ...

Warning! This blog may be hazardous to your health.

Just in case any of our French friends are reading this, I want to make sure that I am in compliance with their local regulations. 'Any communication in favour of an alcoholic drink, such as a series of articles in favour of ...

Geekiness

Being a professional geek and an aspiring wino, I found this article interesting. One of the ideas they've come up with is a system called Wine Bar that would allow restaurant-goers to select from a restaurant's wine list based on their ...

More and more California winemakers go green

This is an interesting article about the move towards much more ecologically friendly methods of wine production. While I haven't yet tried any truly organic wines that I have liked, many of the more eco-friendly ones are excellent, and should be ...

Stepping into the Twilight Zone

This morning when I was looking at wine-related news the very first item on the list was this article. Seems maybe my dumb idea about wine knocking out bugs wasn't so dumb after all. "We're finding new ways to prevent disease ...