Allocation Lists: Are they the best decision for your winery?

Being in the wine industry, we are fortunate to attend more tastings than the average wine lover. For us, nothing is more exciting than finding a new producer or a new wine during one of these tastings. Here is what usually happens, stream of consciousness to follow… Oh I’ve never had their wines before. Hi, […]

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Language and Wine

Language is defined by words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them to be used and understood by a community, ours being the wine community. The other day, I was having a conversation with a winemaker about an atypical varietal he chose to grow in his vineyard. A few minutes in, his friend who […]

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Are you an “oak-phobic”? Do you suffer from “fruit-phobia”?

Comedian Ricky Gervais recently tweeted something like this (he took the post down quickly after publishing it, so this is totally hearsay): “If someone criticizes you, just think of a word about yourself that the person might not like, put it in front of the word “phobia” and refer to them as that.” This could […]

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