Monthly Archives: July 2012

Decisions, Decisions…What to Do on August 11?

“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” So said psychologist and best-selling author Wayne Dyer. And with that in mind, August 11 promises to be an “abundant” day for wine lovers along the California coast. On th…

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Get Tickets Today for a Wild Wine Event

Back in the day, as a single dad raising a daughter, every penny counted. Not that they don’t now, but back then—basically, the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s—they REALLY counted. In order to avoid eating macaroni and cheese (the Kraft version co…

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To Save or Not to Save; That is the Question.

Recently, one of our readers asked us for our advice/guidelines on recorking bottles, saving and storing open wines for later. So it here goes. Once a bottle of wine has been uncorked…or unscrewed, as more and more wineries embrace screw caps……

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Counting Down to the Big Day

It’s not happening until the last Saturday in September, but I’ve already been working on my assignment for my friend’s wedding day: “doing the wine.” In this case, there’s no fancy dinner to worry about. That would have added another layer to the…

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Party Planning: Choosing the Right Wines

In yesterday’s blog on “doing the wine” for a special event, we considered the importance of planning, talked about how to get an accurate guest count, and looked at a basic formula for determining how much wine would be needed. But what kind of w…

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Planning Is Essential When “Doing the Wine”

Congratulations! You’ve been asked to “do the wine” for a friend’s big event and, in a moment of weakness, or perhaps sheer madness, you agreed. Now what? The first thing you need to know is that your Daytimer or other life-organizing tool is your…

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What to Do When You’re Asked to “Do the Wine”

A good friend is getting married in September. He nearly made it to 40 without taking that long walk, but now he has found “the one,” and I’m happy for him. We were talking about the wedding the other day, and I just couldn’t help myself. Being a …

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Oak Barrels: a Vintner’s Spice Rack

We’ve heard it many times: “All great wines begin in the vineyard.” It’s impossible to debate that point because without grapes of good quality—meaning healthy and adequately ripened—a vintner is destined to make a wine that is little more than “a…

Posted in In the Cellar

The Hype and Facts About Resveratrol

More and more studies are showing that resveratrol, a substance found in red wine, can be beneficial for one’s health. Some have described it as an “anti-aging powerhouse.” Certainly, the results of studies involving lab rats are encouraging. But …

Posted in Wine and Health

Coturri: No Newcomer to Earth-Friendly Farming

Throughout California wine country, good things are happening when it comes to environmental responsibility. Every so often, I like to share some of the Earth-friendly success stories. For instance, an array of environmentally sound farming practi…

Posted in Wine and the Environment
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