Monthly Archives: October 2014

Let the Holiday Shopping Season Begin!

In case you haven’t looked at a calendar in a few days, we’re now less than two months from Christmas. And that means it’s time for you to start making your holiday gift list and checking it twice. With that

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Posted in Vinesse Style

How Did You Do in Our ‘Wine Numbers’ Quiz?

On Tuesday, we presented a numbers-focused wine quiz. In case you missed it, here’s how it worked: I assigned each number below a letter. Below that, I assigned each answer a number. Your job was to match up the letters

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Sampling Barossa Valley’s Food and Wine Traditions

Because today’s Vinesse Cyber Circle offering focuses on the wines of Australia, I thought it might be appropriate to spotlight one of that country’s top “wine country” destinations. The Barossa Valley is a major wine-producing region and tourist destination of

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Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

How Much Do You Know About Wine Numbers?

The world of wine is brimming with numbers — sun days in the vineyard, tons on grape scales, milliliters in bottles, and on and on. It’s enough to drive a math-challenged person like your beloved wine blogger nuts. In the

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Secrets of the Niagara Escarpment

What has been called the “ancient backbone of North America,” the Niagara Escarpment is a prominent rock ridge that spans nearly 1,000 miles in an arc across the Great Lakes region. The Niagara Escarpment runs from eastern Wisconsin to the

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The Green Efforts of 2 Northern California Wineries

You begin to realize just how big California’s North Coast wine country is when you use Google Maps to figure out how far it is from Napa Valley’s Markham Vineyards to Mendocino County’s Parducci Wine Cellars. Care to take a

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Posted in Wine and the Environment

The Genesis of Italy’s ‘Super Tuscans’

With “Big, Bold Reds” being today’s featured sampler from Vinesse, it seemed like a good time to share the following question that recently came in. It has to do with some of the big, bold red wines of Italy… QUESTION:

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Posted in Wine FAQ

Culinary Regrets of an Erstwhile Chicago Resident

I lived in Chicago for 14 years, beginning in 2000, but I never considered myself a Chicagoan. I now live in Las Vegas, but I doubt I’ll ever think of myself as a Las Vegan. I was born and raised

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Forchini Winery: A True American Success Story

From estate-grown to estate-bottled, Forchini Vineyards & Winery is a small, family owned and operated winery committed to making distinctive wines from historic vineyards in the Dry Creek and Russian River Valley appellations of Sonoma County. Having been grape growers

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Posted in Wineries of Distinction

A Wine Book That Stands the Test of Time

Summer may be over, but you still have time for some good “summer reading.” Although it was published in 2002, Wine and War remains one of the best wine-focused tales ever told. As Library Journal noted, the book recounts “the

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Posted in Wine Buzz
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