Randall Grahm

    Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

    … record of promoting products in the gourmet, natural and organic food and beverage categories, from wine and tea to top shelf spirits and luxury goods. We consider ourselves fortunate to work with clients who share our philosophy of social responsibility in work and everyday life. These wines were provided for tasting purposes - all opinions are my own. Like 50 States Of Wine on Facebook Follow 50 States Of Wine on Twitter Subscribe to the 50 States Of Wine YouTube channel…

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    Wine Personalities in the World (Wikipedia List, July 2014)

    … and Photo Festival. Guy Anderson: English winemaker and entrepreneur. Alberto Antonini: Italian oenologist and winery consultant. Eric Arnold: American author, former wine columnist of Forbes.com. Eric Asimov: American wine columnist of The New York Times. Ausonius: Frequently cited by historians of winemaking, as his works give early evidence of large…

    4 readers - By schiller-wine

    Naked Wines Advertising

    … motivating factors than hopefully making a few bucks to justify my food writing to myself. And the biggest of those factors is the Angel program. As part of the crowdfunding movement, the Naked Wines Angel program enables a small group of winemakers to fund their passion projects more easily. Angels pledge $40/month to the program, and the winemakers…

    2 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Do we – #winelover-s – live in a bubble?

    … that is seemingly imploding.” -> Randall Grahm Wow! I believe that Randall hits the nail on the head… I’m not even in the same ball park with Randall when it comes to “leisurely wine lunches and sumptuous dinners”, but I do my share of wine events that are totally isolated from the hard reality. The one people see on TV with so many wars, crimes…

    2 readers - By The Wine Hub

    Print Writers Accuse Bloggers of #WordCrimes at #WBC14

    …Wherein I somehow manage to weave together wine blogging, wine bloggers, and print wine journalists with Weird Al Yankovic, Mark Twain, Fenimore Cooper, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Christopher Walken… “I may be mistaken, but it does seem to me that “Deerslayer” is not a work of art in any sense; it does seem to me … Continue reading…

    6 readers - By wine predator

    Doon on the Clos {In Pictures}

    …Doon on the Clos was a huge success! At the end of all the planning and phone calls, emails and tweets, people showed up, people drank, they ate, they listened, and they bought wine. A highlight of the evening was an open discussion on biodynamics as well as the philosophies of Bonny Doon’s Randall Grahm and [...]…

    4 readers - By A Long Pour

    Minerality Lacks An Objective Meaning

    … step in establishing standards for minerality descriptors. He sent me four minerality standards: Squaw Valley granite, Mt. Harlan limestone, Sonoma Mountain basalt, and Lodi gravel. They were prepared by crushing pieces of each rock and soaking them in a solution of 30% Sky vodka which is the most neutral as determined by a blind vodka tasting…

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