Grace, Hope, Charity, Faith

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Maybe those are the Four Graces.  I’m not quite up on my religious mythology, but I do know that The Four Graces Winery in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon shares the winemaking talents of Laurent Montalieu with Solena Estate.  You can read more about that HERE and HERE, but to refresh your memory, Laurent hails from – read full article –

Une deux drei!

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Alsace is it’s own little country (no I know it’s not really a country) nestled between Germany and France.  The culture is quite distinct and the region is well known for the delicious Rieslings and other white wines.  Alsace is 300 miles east of Paris, and has been growing these wines since somewhere around 900 – read full article –

Through the wine glass…and other tales of wine tasting

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There is often a lot of discussion controversy about the use of specific wine glasses in wine tasting; does a wine glass make a difference in how a wine tastes?  Does size really matter?  Or in this case, does SHAPE matter more?  Personally, I think that size and shape are critical for discovering the nuances – read full article –

Automatic Tasting Programs

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It’s the week after the Wine Bloggers Conference, and I’m at home, recovering, and preparing for my new job to start.  As luck would have, I was invited to participate in the 2nd Blogger Tasting panel at Ridge Monte Bello, and headed on down to the mountains above Silicon Valley to see what Christopher Watkins, – read full article –