Tag: Wine

The art of pairing dairy and grapes

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
The art of pairing dairy and grapes

Wine and cheese: At first, the pairing seems natural. Both are beautiful examples of nature and humanity working together. Both can express a time and place from whence they came, and both, perhaps a little less poetically, are the result of controlled spoilage. Unfortunately making the pairing pleasurable is not a simple task. With two […]

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The wondrous world of white

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
The wondrous world of white

The warm brilliant days of summer can inspire us to travel, explore and seek out new pleasures. Thanks to their freshness, vibrancy and plain deliciousness, white wines are a natural fit for the pleasures part. And, why not use wine to scratch the itch to travel or assuage the travel bug, too? Any given bottle […]

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Unleash the beasts: The season for big, decadent wines

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Unleash the beasts: The season for big, decadent wines

Every once in a while, a beast needs to come out. The beasts are those big, dense and decadent wines which sometimes gather and linger in wine collections waiting for their moment. What better time than now to enjoy their hedonistic thrill? Winter’s doldrums provide a great environment for appreciating their sinful irresistibility. For dry […]

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The romance of late harvest wine production

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
The romance of late harvest wine production

Autumn is an exciting time in a vineyard. After a long year of work, patience and more than a little concern and anxiety, everything comes to fruition. In the Northern Hemisphere, the time for harvest can begin in September and, depending on the grape varietal, vineyard location, the year-to-date climatic conditions and the desired final […]

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