The summer is in full force. The temperatures are soaring. It has been the hottest June on record and I am pretty sure July will follow suit. Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors. It's a time for vacations, a
Quite some time ago, I heard a wine friend say they were a proud member of the ABC club. I asked what that was, and he laughed and claimed "Anything But Chardonnay." At the time, I was young in my
Oscar Wilde once said “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Well, at Luke Columbia Valley, they don't believe that statement, Instead, they believe in being an original. In 2012, Thomas and Kristin Vogele
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a virtual tasting including five New York wineries that are producing Rosé. The event was sponsored by New York Wine and Grape Foundation. The tasting was moderated by Wanda Mann, founder of Wine
This past week I had the pleasure of participating in a virtual tasting with Enrique Tirado of Viña Don Melchor. The tasting was a vertical of the 2017 30th anniversary and the 2018 which is one of the few Chilean
Aquanet Generation For decades we lived on this earth without any concern for the effects our existence had on it. I think back to my high school days, in the 80s. Man, oh man, the hairspray that was used! I
What is Family? What does family mean to you? With all that is going on with the pandemic, I truly believe that family has taken on a whole new meaning. Well, maybe not a new meaning, but rather gaining a
Valentine's Day is holiday that is shrouded in layers of mystery.  It is most often thought that it is a celebration of St. Valentine. But which one? The Catholic Church recognizes three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus. The most known Valentine
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History of Tannat The term Tannat is a derivative of "tannin" and for good reason. Wines derived from Tannat is typically very dark, rustic and rather powerful thanks to the extremely thick skins. Another interesting characteristic that adds to the
Global warming. Let's get real.. It is happening. But long before anyone termed the phrase, glaciers were melting and began to migrate. These glacial movements left us with some of the most beautiful regions of the world. One such region