Archive for September 2015

Gasp! Stemless Glassware?!

Gasp! Stemless Glassware?! Stemless glassware is all the rage these days – up there with pumpkin-spice lattes, man buns, yoga pants, and kale chips. Meanwhile, the wine enthusiasts of the world have warned us that touching the bowl of the glass leaves visually impairing smudges and warms the wine, and that’s, well, BAD. So the minimalist-glassware…

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A Pinot By Any Other Name…

woman holding glass of red wine

A Pinot By Any Other Name… I sucked back the tears, trying my very hardest not to let the stinging disappointment steal my smile. She placed a frosty glass of white wine in front of me and I eeped the best ‘thank you’ I could muster. No! Pinot. I asked for the Pinot. Clearly the…

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Where Do The Aromas Come From?

woman holding glass of red wine

Where Do The Aromas Come From? So, do they put vanilla in this? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question, by friends and winery visitors alike. And while wine professionals sure do spew a lot about “flavors” and “aromas,” it actually has nothing to do with the wine and everything to…

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