Wine’s Inner Terroir

Wine portrait: Pinot Noir 2008 hope & grace. The French use a term “terroir” to talk about a wine’s expression of place.  They say that only certain wines express terroir which means they express the land and its temperament. We experience terroir  as sensory qualities of  a wine’s nature, its personality and spirit. What influences ‘terroir’ land where...
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A NEW WAY TO SEE WINE

What if you could peer  inside a drop of wine and discover its inner beauty, hidden spirit, personality and fantastic EXPRESSIONS? Well, now you can!!! Unique wine photo portraits(through the microscope) help you illuminate the inspiring stories about you and your wines.                           TO LEARN   AND...
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Wine and Intention

Can we, with our thoughts or other unmeasurable manipulation, change the taste of a wine? Well, I won’t tell you how but      it has been done Perhaps it was magic 3 glasses of the same 2008 cabernet sauvignon were treated ‘mysteriously’ with crystals and thoughts Voila! The simple wine became fruitier with one experimental variation, and softer with another. Here are what...
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Memories of Wine

In creating a presentation on my journey into wine, I was remembering my first days with the winemakers at Sterling Vineyards – Theo Rosenbrand and Bill Dyer – falling in love with all things wine-related – the cellar, the vineyards, the sharing ideas and their questions, and of course, the other part of a winery  – the tasting room hospitality –  Questions they...
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Whole Hearted BioDynamic Wines

Wines are often deemed hearty when they are full-bodied, rich and dense. And when you look inside, some wines  reveal HEARTS as their major expression.  Is this expressing the heart and soul of the winemaker? The first heart I uncovered in wine was hiding in a 2001 Quintessa, “Bordeaux Blend”  That’s the above Napa Valley beauty. The next one was another Bordeaux Blend,...
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