Monthly Archives: August 2012

What You Should Know About “Tannic” Wines

Wine terminology can be confusing. Case in point: Champagne labeled “extra dry” actually is quite sweet. No wonder we get so many questions about it. So I thought it might be a good idea to close out this week by answering one of the more common v…

Posted in Wine FAQ

Vino Meets Velo in Napa Valley

I have to be honest: I’ve never been comfortable with the idea of riding a bike around “wine country.” The combination of winding country roads with numerous blind spots, and drivers who have been imbibing at the tasting rooms, just seems like a r…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Bern’s Is the Hot Ticket in Tampa

Watching the Republican National Convention on TV this week served as a reminder that it has been a long time—far too long—since I have had a meal at Bern’s Steak house. Bern’s has been a Tampa tradition since 1956. Many carnivores consider it the…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Give J an A for Environmental Stewardship

J Vineyards & Winery has achieved certified sustainable status through the California Sustainable Winegrowers Alliance. The certification covers all vineyard and winery operations. As more and more wineries embrace environmentally-friendly farming…

Posted in Wine and the Environment
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