Monthly Archives: September 2012

Parker’s Influence Can’t Be Denied

People in the wine business have a love/hate relationship with Robert Parker. He’s the man behind the highly popular newsletter, “The Wine Advocate,” a pioneer in assessing wines with both words and numbers. There is no more controversial topic in…

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Changing Lives by Changing Perceptions

All this week, we’re saluting the four new electees to the Vintners Hall of Fame. On Tuesday, we profiled legendary winemaker Merry Edwards. On Wednesday, we shined the spotlight on the late Frank Schoonmaker, a writer who was influential in eleva…

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The Man Who Changed the Language of Wine

The best way to learn about any subject is to read about it. So when I was just “getting into wine,” I headed to a local used bookstore and purchased every volume dealing with wine that I could find. One was called “The Complete Wine Book,” which …

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Merry Edwards: A Pinot Noir Pioneer

All this week we are honoring the Vintners Hall of Fame’s class of 2013. Later in the week, we’ll shine the spotlight on writers Frank Schoonmaker and Robert Parker, and activist Cesar Chavez. But today, the star of the show is winemaker extraordi…

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Merry Edwards Headlines Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Growing up, many of us dreamed of hitting grand slam home runs, pitching perfect games and, one day, being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The sport may differ from person to person, but the dream is amazingly similar. It’s probably our firs…

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Greetings from Millpond

Many of us have something, perhaps just one thing, that we do every year, without fail. In my case, it’s attending the Millpond Music Festival just north of the town of Bishop, on the eastern side of California’s Sierra mountain range. For me, Mil…

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Music to Cushion the Transition of the Seasons

Different people attend wine festivals for different reasons. Certainly, “wine” is the main reason, whether it’s to taste as many as possible within a restricted time frame (you’ll see a few of those folks at every festival), to savor some sumptuo…

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A Wine-Tasting Event That Has It All

Stop what you’re doing and mark your 2013 calendar for September 7. Do it now. If you don’t yet have a 2013 calendar, go out and buy one. Do it now. You’ll want to set aside that Saturday to attend Winesong 2013 at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Ga…

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A Wine Dinner That Warrants Your Attention

Ritchie Blackmore arguably is one of the top five rock guitarists of all-time (all rock-n-roll time, that is). Most of us first heard him strutting his stuff as a member of Deep Purple, and later he was the star of Blackmore’s Rainbow—both hard-ro…

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There’s Still Time to Soak in the Sounds in Saratoga

(Ed. Note: It’s “Music Week” on VinesseToday. All this week, we’ll be exploring the connection between wine and music, including information on how you can enjoy the two together in some pretty special surroundings. So if you’re a wine lover AND a…

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