Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Colors of Halloween

Orange and black are the traditional colors of Halloween, but I’ve added two more in recent years. Pagan celebrations of autumn and the harvest season are responsible for those traditional colors — orange depicting the changing hue of the leaves

Posted in Editor's Journal

A Wine Find in a President’s Hometown

It’s time to solve the “mystery.” On Monday, we showed you a picture of a winery that’s located somewhere “between” Chicago and Las Vegas. On Tuesday, we took you inside the winery, and provided a few clues as to where

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

A Look Inside Our ‘Mystery Winery’

In yesterday’s blog, I posted a photo of a winery I visited a few days ago — a stop on my driving trip from Chicago to Las Vegas. Can you identify it? To help, here’s another photo — an interior

Posted in Wine Buzz

Can You Identify This Winery?

“Where am I?” I’m on the road all this week, traveling a somewhat circuitous route from Chicago to Las Vegas. Of course, anytime I see a winery sign, I have to stop by… or at least snap a photo. Take

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

For Those With the Patience to Wait

We’ve received quite a few questions lately about wine storage. It appears that more and more people are finding a particular wine that they like, and then buying a few more bottles to “lay down” for future enjoyment. The following

Posted in Wine FAQ

Sing Along: It’s All Happening at the… Winery

Long gone are the days when animals were used as “laborers” on wineries. I’m not sure why that came to mind the other day when I was thinking about the recent New Buffalo Harvest Wine & Food Festival. It probably

Posted in Editor's Journal

Temecula Wining and Dining: Part II

In Tuesday’s blog, we told you about five wineries in Southern California’s Temecula winegrowing district that offer memorable dining experiences in addition to wine tasting. Today, we’ll share four more — which help make Temecula a true wining and dining

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Wining & Dining in SoCal’s Temecula Valley

In Australia, many of the “cellar doors,” Aussie-speak for winery tasting rooms, include restaurants — an excellent way to showcase a given estate’s wines. For various reasons, winery restaurants are rare in the United States — with one exception. In

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Oyster Season Is in Full Swing

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid

Posted in Vinesse Style

Wine and the Water Factor

We all know that water is a precious commodity in the United States, and not just in the desert Southwest. That’s why water will be at the top of the topic docket November 18-19, when the Sustainable Ag Expo is

Posted in Wine and the Environment
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