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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.

Conventional Wisdoms – Smaller is Better in the Wine Industry . . . Or Is It?

September 29th, 2009

It seems that with most things in life, bigger is considered better . . . In the wine industry, though, conventional wisdom is that ‘smaller is better’ . . . smaller yields, smaller tanks, smaller presses, smaller case volumes, etc. ‘Smaller’ wineries produce better wine then ‘bigger’ wineries, right? Well, just as with all things Read more…

White Zinfandel is King and Goes Great with Steak!!!!

September 21st, 2009

Now that I have your attention, I wanted to tell you a bit about one of my favorite hours spent at UC Davis in my Viticulture and Enology study days . . .

Conventional Wisdoms . . . Red Wine With Fish?

September 16th, 2009

There has not been a lot of ‘scientific research’ about matching certain wines with certain foods. Most of the ’common knowledge’ about the subject has been disseminated by wineries themselves, with specific suggestions of which food to pair with their specific wines.

Conventional Wisdom – Filtered vs. Unfiltered Wines

August 28th, 2009

I ‘love’ these two words – Conventional Wisdom – especially when used together to talk about the wine industry! There are MANY conventional wisdoms that folks hold as ‘truths’ or ‘near truths’ just because . . . For instance: