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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Three Wines That Changed the Game

Once game changers happen things will never be the same. When it comes to wine, there are three such game-changer moments that have had...

The Triple Threat That Almost Killed Wine

Wines sales are at an all-time high, vineyard acreage is growing like a series of sub-divisions, quality has never been better and California’s wines...

Conscious Container | Reducing waste by reusing beer bottles

How many empty beer bottles do you recycle a week? Imagine the impact to the environment if every beer bottle in every household was...

Great wine values | Part II

As stated in Part I, “Wine lovers love a wine bargain.” Read Part I:  Great wine values | Part I To start Part II, let’s specify...

Great wine values | Part I

When it comes to wine, as in all things, everybody loves a great value. Even my friends with multi-thousand bottle cellars full of trophy...

Five Keys to Great Wine

Did you ever wonder why the folks in Napa Valley can make great wine while those on the Louisiana Bayou can’t? After all, to...

Bubbles from New Mexico? You Bet

Picture this: it’s the early 1980s and a French family from Champagne that has been making bubbles there for decades comes to America and...

Tuscany on $20 a day

Ah, Tuscany, beautiful mountains, sun-drenched coast, spectacular villas and villages full of amazing works of art. Some of its greatest treasures are of the...

Bar hopping by boat

Any day on Lake Tahoe is a pretty good day, even if the water is a bit choppy, a few gray clouds sweep across...

No-Cost Steps to Better Wine

After decades as a sommelier, wine educator and just a guy enjoying wine with others, I can confidently say budget is not the main...