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Of Mice and Men . . . and Cats

July 31st, 2013

14031756 I awoke the other morning to my daughter asking me to quickly come over to where she was standing. There, in our house, behind a duffle bag, lay a mouse. Now my daughter loves animals and would never want to hurt them, and wasn’t sure if the mouse was alive or dead – so Read more…

On Fishing and Winemaking

July 30th, 2013

I took my youngest son Jaxon out fishing yesterday for the first time. He’s been asking me to take him for quite some time, but things just never worked out, or I just never made the time I needed to to make it happen.

So How Long Should I Store That Bottle???

July 28th, 2013

This is one of the most widely asked questions I get in the tasting room each and every day. Someone tries a wine and wants to pick up a few to ‘lay down’ for future enjoyment . . . but they want a reassurance that they can and should do this.

A Carafe Please . . .

July 26th, 2013

I was visiting one of my favorite wine bulletin board, Wineberserkers, when I saw a thread about a restaurant in LA offering wine by carafe. That’s nothing that unusual, but what was unusual was that they were telling you the variety, vintage and region, but not the producer. Their concept was to remove some of Read more…

Blending for Perfection . . . . or just blending . . .

July 25th, 2013

I’ve spent the last couple of days prepping for a bottling run I’ll be doing at the end of August. It’s been a lot of fun going through dozens of barrels and determining how they’re all going to find a place in a bottle.