Monthly Archives: July 2012

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…

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