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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Opening Up

Wine lovers talk about how a wine opens up once its let out of the bottle. When we pour wine into our glass and swirl, we’re helping the wine open up.  It softens and release its many volatile components into the air, and our nose.  A lot more happens, of course, as the wine in our glass opens up. We may open up too while the wine does. And for those of us who are patient and lucky enough...
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