Monthly Archives: December 2005

Tractors and calls you hate to get!

I can tell you there is a call you never want to get when you are developing a new vineyard. It comes a little after nine on a warm night late in August. It’s the call telling you that your … Continue reading

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My odd mix of Holiday Wines.

My holiday wines this year certainly reflect my mood. Each Christmas Eve,  I attempt to cook a gourmet feast for 10 or 12 of our good friends. This year we moved into a new house, my job situation changed, my … Continue reading

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A matter of taste

After nearly thirty years of enjoying wine, I am not prepared to say that taste is all relative, but it is not far from it. If I were to take 10 wine professionals from the Napa Valley, lets say marketing … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir-Think Small

I suppose I have always had Pinot envy, even dating back to my days in the Napa Valley. Back in 1985, I had a friend at Clos Du Val and they were nice enough to let me pick seconds from … Continue reading

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Riesling and what the Wine Spectator missed.

How could you mention Riesling in North America and not talk about Oregon? Well that’s just what The Wine Spectator did in the December 15Th issue. But this isn’t a another blog beating up The Wine Spectator, lets not be … Continue reading

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