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Oh No – Too Much Wine Consumption

Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:26 2 Comments

This story from The Telegraph notes that we may be coming upon a global wine shortage as supply fails to meet demand. America’s consumption is fast catching up with that of France, the world’s number one wine market. Chinese demand, meanwhile, is on an astronomic rise, doubling twice in the last five years. Economists at [...]

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“Fruit Juice” and Prohibition

Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:54 No Comments

Sunday is always a good day for blogging about wine. During the course of reading the book, Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, I have come across so many interesting facts, theories, and anecdotes. The author, Tyler Colman, writes about the paradox of Prohibition, and how Hoover’s “Noble Experiment” [...]

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Wine, Wine, Wine

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 22:00 1 Comment

I set up a new wine rack in the basement tonight. I drank three glasses of Chenin Blanc while doing it. I was inspired, a bit, by the nature of the project. I am remodeling the basement one section at a time, in a rather eclectic way, since I don’t want to spend a ton [...]

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The Wine Protection Racket

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 22:08 1 Comment

In the past, I have blogged about state laws that prohibit or make difficult the purchase of wine from out-of-state retailers because the states are under pressure to preserve profits and non-competition for in-state wine sellers. Tons of bucks are thrown at the issue by special interests that lobby to take away your right to [...]

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From Mother’s Milk to Wine

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 20:56 5 Comments

Tonight, while enjoying a glass of 2005 Stag’s Leap Cabernet, I spent an abundance of time researching one of my favorite winemakers, Mike “Miljenko” Grgich. Grgich, born in Croatia, is the proprietor and winemaker at Grgich Hills Estate winery in Napa, a place I visited less than two weeks ago as I made my way [...]

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The World’s Finest Pinot Noir

Friday, January 1, 2010 18:30 2 Comments

In the under $20 range, that is. Pinot Noir is my favorite wine. I came to that conclusion almost immediately upon becoming a wine enthusiast. There is nothing like a great Pinot to absolutely throw your palate into a state of astonishment. I’ll help myself to a few descriptions of Pinot Noir from Wikipedia: Joel [...]

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