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    Stuff that's not really about wine

    Hi. Since my last post, I have sporadically received emails and various other social media communiques from readers asking how I'm doing and I've not done a very good job responding to those people.  For the most part, I just haven't had any good news to report and didn't wan...

    6 readers - By Fringe Wine

    Book Review: Shadows in the Vineyard

    Shadows in the Vineyard is the “true story of a plot to poison the world’s greatest wine.” The author, Maximillian Potter, initially covered the story for Vanity Fair in May 2011. In his book, he digs deeper into the crime and peels back the personalities surrounding the atta...

    13 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Burger Joints of Hayward #2: Best Burger

    I am conquering the burger joints of Hayward…slowly. A girl can only eat so many patties, shakes, and fries at a time. You can find out what I think makes a great burger by reading the first post in this series, right here. The second joint I’ve hit is… Best Burger 251 ...

    5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Experience the Wines of Hungary @BlueDanubeWine

    Learning about the Wines of Hungary. Looking for a new wine experience? Want to expand your wine world vocabulary? Do you enjoy the challenge of pairing wine with food? Then I suggest you seek out wines from Hungary. This year I've delighted in wines from many regions of...

    11 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

    Let’s All Toast the Ladies Together

    Greeting the ladies at the Dame Hall of Fame Luncheon, ctsy Jennifer Mitchell Photography.“Let her be clumsy, or let her be slim, “Let her be clumsy, or let her be slim Young or ancient I care not a feather; So fill a bumper, nay fill to the brim, Let us all toast t...

    12 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

    A Natural Debate over Natural Wines

    I guess it must be that time of the year again. Every six months or so, it seems, the wine blogosphere erupts in a cascade of screed, accusation, and innuendo about so called “natural wines”.  This latest go-round was initiated by an intemperate article in Newsweek entitled “...

    2 readers - By Edible Arts

    Interview with a Winemaker: Ryan O’Connell, NakedWines

    Have you heard the story about the family from the United States who moved to France, bought a vineyard and started making wine? And did I mention they didn’t have any winemaking experience? One might think that story ends badly – either in vinegar or bankruptcy. But thanks o...

    6 readers - By Carpe Travel

    Visting the Rheingau - Part One

    Vineyards along the Rhine River across from the town of Bingen (Photo ©Tom Hyland) It had been far too long a wait, but I finally made it to Germany to visit wine regions. I had been on German soil, so to speak, dozens of times, but it was always to connect to a f...

    2 readers - By Reflections on Wine

    Pinot versus Pinot

    It’s the BEST of the New World versus the BEST of the Old World… considering VALUE ev kerse. It should be expressly clear by now that Pinot Noir is the ...

    2 readers - By The Best of Wines

    Niner Wine Estates Appoints New Associate Winemaker

    We have some exciting news to share about Niner Wine Estates! Check out this press release: Niner Wine Estates Appoints Molly Bohlman to Associate Winemaker Position Bohlman will spearhead the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Programs (PASO ROBLES, Calif.) – Niner W...

    2 readers - By Hoot n Annie